SCREDS Clinical Lecturer in Child Health

Dundee, Dundee City
£33,131 - £49,091 per annum
18 Apr 2018
20 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Based at Ninewells, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, the School of Medicine provides outstanding medical education and training for the doctors of tomorrow. Ranked as number 1 in Scotland and number 4 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) it consistently ranks highly for graduate preparedness for practice.

The discoveries of the staff within the School have led to new ways of diagnosing and treating major diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This research has changed clinical practice and informed government policy and health guidelines. This in turn informs their exciting curriculum which produces well-rounded graduates equipped with the skills, knowledge and professional attributes to work within, shape and lead healthcare delivery in the 21st century.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a SCREDS Clinical Lecturer in Child Health within Population Health Sciences.

Applications are invited from paediatric specialty trainees with outstanding potential to develop into a clinical academic leader. This post will provide clinical training in paediatrics, along with an excellent opportunity to develop a research portfolio. The post is part of the Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme.

The lectureship is for the duration of remaining specialty training ie up to 5 years, and the postholder will spend 20% of their time developing a relevant research programme. Research activities will be based in the University of Dundee’s Division of Population Health Sciences & Genomics at the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School site.

Your priorities will include:

  • Developing the necessary skills required to plan and undertake clinical research studies including experience in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to take responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Participation in the defined RCPCH training curriculum until completion of CCT
  • Participation in teaching of the undergraduate teaching programme in the department

Who we’re looking for:

  • You will already hold an NTN in the relevant specialty and be expected to transfer to an East of Scotland Deanery NTN
  • MBChB or equivalent; eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • Portfolio evidence of satisfactory progress in clinical training programme to date
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively with an enquiring, critical approach to work An aptitude for teaching with proven organisational abilities and effective time management/negotiating skills

We are internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Martin Kirkpatrick ( or Dr Nicky Conway (

To apply and for further details, please click the apply button. Closing date: 20 May 2018. Interviews will take place on 20 June 2018.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace.

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