SCREDS Clinical Lectureships

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
29 Aug 2018
01 Oct 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to five Clinical Lecturer posts to be held in the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.  Each post is designed to combine Specialist Training in the successful candidate’s chosen speciality with enhanced academic and research opportunities which will involve a balance of research, teaching and clinical duties.  This will allow each successful applicant to establish a successful research foundation in their chosen area.

Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to a research career through the completion of an initial period of substantive research training, leading to a PhD or MD.  It is anticipated successful candidates will have a track record in basic, translational or clinical research.  To take up the post, applicants must hold a National Training Number (NTN) in their specialty, in addition to a PhD or MD.  Candidates who have submitted their thesis but have not yet had their viva are welcome to apply.  Applications from exceptional candidates who have yet to submit their thesis will also be considered.

These posts provide outstanding opportunities for combining research and clinical training.  The University of Edinburgh has an internationally renowned group of clinical and scientific researchers.  The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine has five major research Institutes, each with more than 500 staff and postgraduates.  Each Institute contains 3-5 interrelated Centres led by internationally renowned scientists.  The excellence of the University’s Centres is evidenced by prestigious external funding awards including:  4 Medical Research Council (MRC) Centres, 2 British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centres, a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre, an Asthma UK Centre (the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research), a BBSRC Strategically funded institute (The Roslin Institute), an MRC University Unit (Human Genetics Unit) and a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Population Health Research and Training.

SCREDS Lectureships are not attached to specific specialties. All appointments to these posts will be incorporated into the appropriate GMC approved speciality training programme. Successful applicants will be granted Honorary Specialty Registrar status by NHS Lothian, subject to the availability of a post in the programme.  Clinical training, with some on call commitment, will be provided through the appropriate training programme.

Please note that only candidates with an NTN may be appointed to these posts.  Applicants without an NTN must have obtained one prior to interview so that they can take up the post in August 2019.

These posts are available on a fixed term to CCT date plus 6 months.

Prospective candidates wishing to discuss the appointment or to visit should, in the first instance, contact the programme administrator (

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group.  

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 48 months.

Closing Date: February 2018

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