Consultant Microbiologist with an interest in Virology

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£78,304 - £105,570
06 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for this new post 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 five other Consultant Microbiologists in the general work of the Laboratory as well as in clinical liaison and infection prevention and control. 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. 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 marvelous 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.

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 train-ing leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).

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

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Informal enquiries and requests to visit are very welcome and should be made to Dr Noha El Sakka, Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Lead for Virology, on 01224 552526, email: or Dr Ian Gould, Consultant Medical Microbiologist on 01224 554954, email:

Closing Date: Friday, 3rd November 2017.