Academic appointment of Consultant Senior Lecturer or Professor of Population Orthopaedics

Oswestry, Shropshire
23 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Both Keele University and the Trust have research interest in the natural history of musculoskeletal disease, and the development of appropriate interventions. Longitudinal research is nowhere more important than in the management of early degeneration of the young adult hip.  Patients wish to avoid joint replacement with the potential risk of revision. It is intended that this post will support the development of a young adult hip service however applicants with other specialty interests are invited to discuss the clinical element of the post in the context of the service demands faced by the Trust with either the Medical Director or the Research Director.

This post is for a permanent whole time (10 PA) Consultant specialising in techniques of hip preservation surgery at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will act to link clinicians with the scientists of the Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Group based on the Keele campus. It is essential that they have the aptitude to effectively lead a team to ensure delivery of the clinical, research and education agenda required of this post. The Trust is taking on responsibility for musculoskeletal care in the community within Shropshire presenting an opportunity to conduct a research based service implementation incorporating latest evidence and exploring emerging opportunities for excellence in musculoskeletal care. This gives an unparalleled opportunity when combined with the expertise within musculoskeletal primary care at Keele to deliver research, innovation and education around world-class musculoskeletal service delivery. We aim to promote population health beyond the boundaries of the individual or the locality of treatment.

If starting out as senior lecturer, it is intended that this post will be reviewed three years after appointment with a view to submitting a formal application for a professorial chair subject to meeting standard Keele University promotion criteria which will include an assessment of research activity, funding portfolio, impact activity and recognition as a leader in this field. The post holder working in collaboration with the Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences would be expected to develop a new research grouping in population orthopaedics that becomes self-funding and demonstrates the ability to become eligible for submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery or who will be within six months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview. In addition applicants should demonstrate not only their all round orthopaedic experience but also their primary arthroplasty experience and evidence of specialist training in young hip surgery.

Applicants must set out their evidence of research activity and research grant success.

We encourage those interested in this post to make informal contact with the following:  

Mr Andrew Roberts, Research Director, RJAH 01691 404236
Mr Stephen White, Medical Director, RJAH 01691 404290
Mr Richard Potter, Clinical Director for Surgery, RJAH 01691 404099
Christian Mallen, Director, Primary Care and Health Sciences

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