NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Platform Science

Leicester, Leicestershire
CLEC Scale
03 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Department: College of Life Sciences

Vacancy terms: 4 years or until relinquishment of NTN, whichever is the earlier; the appointee must commence in post prior to 30 March 2019

Hours per week: 40 

About the role

The post offers the opportunity for those with excellent potential as clinical academics to complete Specialist Training, further develop their academic skills, and undertake high quality research. The scheme is intended to develop the lecturer into an independent principal investigator who is able to
secure grant funding and to apply competitively for a Senior Lectureship or a Senior Research Fellowship in the future.

About you

You will be a registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice and an NTN with research interests in areas compatible with existing research interests in platform science (genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and bioinformatics) within the College.

Candidates must have achieved an outcome 1 at the most recent ARCP, or have been through national recruitment and be regarded as appointable at ST3 or above in the clinical speciality and be able to provide formal evidence of this.

Applicants must have a strong research background and have a higher degree (MD/PhD, or equivalent), or have submitted a higher degree at the time of application with it being awarded prior to commencement no later than 30 March 2019. You will be required to produce high level publications and attract external funding.

Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars,
drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity.
We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a
range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the required educational and staffing approval.

Informal Enquiries

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate research lead and if possible visit the College.

Development of metabolomic and proteomic biomarkers of cardiac and aortic disease Professor Toru Suzuki, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine,

Acute Cardiovascular Care

Professor Leong Ng, Professor of Medicine & Therapeutics,

Professor Iain Squire, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine,

Investigation of interleukins and exhaled volatile metabolites in respiratory diseases, Professor Chris Brightling, Professor in Respiratory, Medicine,

Professor Salman Siddiqui, Professor of Airway Disease and Respiratory Medicine,


Prof M Bown, Professor in Vascular Surgery,

It is also suggested that applicants contact:

Speciality Training Programme Director:

Cardiology, Prof Andre Ng,

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Dr Nigel Langford,

Respiratory Medicine, Dr Pranabashis Haldar,

Clinical Academic Training Programme:

Professor M Bown, Director of the Clinical Academic Training Programme,

Professor Jonathan Barratt, Mayer Professor of Renal Medicine and Head of the East Midlands Postgraduate Academic School,

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure.

Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict
confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.

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