Consultant Histopathologist

£78,304 - £105,570
01 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

2 posts

Applications are invited for two replacement permanent Consultant Cellular Pathologists to join the established 18 Consultant team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

The department, which is affiliated to the University of Aberdeen Medical School, operates sub-specialist reporting with individual workload control using the RCPath points based system. Sub-specialist skills, or a willingness to develop them, in one or more of Lymphoreticular, Breast and Gynaecological Pathology are particularly desired but other interests, including Gastrointestinal, Urological and Medical Renal Pathology could also be accommodated and there is opportunity for General Histopathology reporting, if desired. 

Options to take part in the post mortem rota and to share in private practice are also available. The posts are offered on a 10 PA basis, including 2 SPAs but an additional 2 EPAs may be available by mutual agreement and candidates who wish to work less than full-time will also be considered. 
The Pathology Department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which handled 35,000 Surgical, 5,600 Diagnostic Cytology and 68,000 Cervical Screening Specimens in 2016, serves a population in excess of 600,000 and has full UKAS ISO 15189.2012 accreditation. It is based within the combined hospital/medical school complex in close proximity with the clinical specialties it serves. 

The Molecular Pathology Laboratory is close by on-site and the laboratory has an established, integrated Biorepository which enhances opportunities and provides support for research. 

The department provides a friendly, supportive working environment with established BMS cut-up and voice-recognition reporting. 

The new appointee will have their own office with up to date IT facilities. Good working relationships exist between Clinical and Academic colleagues and there is opportunity to be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. It is expected that the University of Aberdeen will accord the status of Honorary Clinical Lecturer.

Aberdeen (the 'granite city') on the North-East coast of Scotland has some excellent schools and leisure facilities. It provides the ideal environment for work-life balance with ease of access to the coast and some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK. 

For the outdoor enthusiast, there are ample opportunities for walking and adventure sports, including winter skiing. 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Fiona Payne (Clinical Service Director, Pathology) on 01224 553794/5 or via email (

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Closing Date: Friday 29 September 2017