Academic Consultant in Regenerative Orthopaedics

University of Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
18 Apr 2019
15 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Keele University

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Institute for Science and Technology In Medicine (ISTM)

Academic Consultant in Regenerative Orthopaedics

Clinically based in The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Starting Salary: Consultant/Senior Lecturer Scale £77,913 to £105,042 pa

This is a joint Keele University/RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital post. The post-holder will be expected to continue to maintain and drive forward the unique position that RJAH/Keele University has established Nationally and Internationally in Regenerative Orthopaedics over the last 2 decades. He/she will lead in the delivery and development of regenerative medicine approaches to orthopaedic disorders, in collaboration with other consultants and academic team members.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  ISTM is an internationally recognised translational research facility with a strong international REF2014 profile. The Institute brings together; molecular biology, stem cell biology, tissue engineering, physicists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, rehabilitation science and NHS clinicians. Its aim is to improve the health of patients by applying knowledge gained from basic science to develop insights into the causes of disease and novel therapies for treatment.

In this role you will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the strategic aims of Keele University, by producing research of the highest international quality.

You would be expected to have an established portfolio of research grant successes and a strong record of high quality publications, who  that would make a major contribution to the strategic development of research and clinical services. The post holder will develop a research group, delivering outputs of internationally recognised quality, securing external funding by leading or collaborating in research initiatives, to grow towards the submission in the Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2021.

The clinical work of the appointee will be based at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital which is a secondary/tertiary specialist orthopaedic hospital set in a rural environment and supporting an immediate population of 750,000 but taking referrals from across the UK.  Whilst the emphasis of this post is on academic excellence, you will be required to provide high quality clinical care and will be expected to have high level of clinical skills and expertise in Orthopaedics, particularly with respect to Regenerative Orthopaedics.  The six clinical PAs of the job plan are designed to allow you to undertake Orthopaedic outpatients and clinics.

You would be expected to contribute to postgraduate research supervision within the Faculty of Health.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.  

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for applications: 15 May 2019.

Interviews will be held on: 31 May 2019.

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