Senior Clinical Lecturer

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£78,304- £105,570 per annum
22 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time


We have a vacancy for a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Pathology who will work alongside Dr Leighanne Deboys, Senior Clinical Lecturer. This post is aimed at individuals eligible to work at Consultant level within Forensic Pathology to deliver services to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.  You will be accorded NHS Honorary Consultant status as appropriate. 

Your principal duties will include: performing post-mortem examinations, provision of scene of death investigation and suspicious death autopsy, provision of evidence in Courts of Law.

In addition, it is expected that you will participate as appropriate in teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

The ideal candidates would possess the following attributes, although it is recognised that potential applicants might have each of these to a greater or lesser extent:

Applicants must be on the specialist register in Pathology or Forensic Pathology.  Alternatively, you may be eligible if you are within 3-6 months of the award of your CCT on the date of interview. Applicants whose Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) is from outwith the UK would have to be eligible to apply to join the General Medical Council (GMC) medical register and go through the application process for registration with a license to practice. In addition you should hold Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in Forensic Pathology or histopathology and hold a further postgraduate qualification in Forensic Pathology, or an equivalent qualification which reflects competence to carry out the duties of the post.

Experience in Forensic Pathology with a breadth of autopsy experience, including homicide investigation. Experience in the supervision of junior staff.

Sophisticated communication skills, both oral and written (including teaching skills), and ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams including experience of relating well to colleagues and relatives as well as to legal professionals and agents of law and order.

Informal enquiries: Professor Steven Heys, (e-mail: or Dr Leighanne Deboys, (e-mail:

Salary: £78,304- £105,570 per annum.

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Job Reference Number: MED055A.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 September 2018

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