Consultant Microbiologist x 2 posts

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£78,304 - £105,570
21 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for these two replacement posts in the Department of Medical Microbiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This department is fully compliant with the standards contained in ISO 15189 as accredited by UKAS and provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to NHS Grampian (population. approx. 500,000), some referral work from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland and a nationally funded Antibiotic Susceptibility testing service for Cystic Fibrosis Non-Fermenters.

The successful candidate will join four other Consultant Microbiologists, and a Consultant Virologist, both in the general work of the Laboratory as well as in Clinical Liaison and Antibiotic Stewardship. You will contribute to all aspects of service delivery including teaching, audit and research. The department has existing successful research programmes on MRSA, Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship. In addition, you will be one of two Infection Prevention and Control doctors in the department. Currently there are two joint trainees with Infectious Diseases.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is a 1,000 bed Tertiary referral Teaching Hospital with extensive University links and facilities on-site and you will have the opportunity to contribute to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching. An Honorary University position will likely be offered. Aberdeen is a beautiful coastal city with marvellous beaches and golf courses, located on Royal Deeside, next to the Cairngorm National Park. It is one of the driest, sunniest parts of the UK.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals with FRCPath (or equivalent) who would be willing to work in a clinically orientated department.

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).

Apply for this post by visiting and search for the above Ref No.

Informal enquiries and requests to visit are very welcome and should be made to Dr Noha ElSakka, Service Clinical Director for Medical Microbiology on 01224 552526, email

Closing Date: Friday, 20 October 2017.