Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Prevention and Control Doctor

NHS Grampian
£80,653 - £107,170
03 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for this replacement post in the Department of Medical Microbiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This department is fully compliant with the standards contained in ISO 15189 as accredited by UKAS and provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to NHS Grampian (population. approx. 500,000), some referral work from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland and a nationally funded antibiotic susceptibility testing service for Cystic Fibrosis non-fermenters.   

The successful candidate will join four other Consultant Microbiologists and a Consultant Virologist in the diagnostic work of the Laboratory as well as in clinical liaison and antibiotic stewardship. Currently there are two joint trainees with Infectious Diseases. You will contribute to all aspects of service delivery including teaching, audit, research and service development. 

The department has existing successful research programmes on MRSA, antibiotic resistance and antibiotic stewardship. In addition, you will be one of four Infection Prevention and Control Doctors in the department. The department is well staffed with Infection Control nurses and there is also administrative support. ICNET is interfaced with the LIMS.     

The successful applicant will be appointed on an 8:2 DCA: SPA contract. The post attracts an on-call availability supplement and additional EPA's may be available by negotiation. Applicants wishing to work on part time basis are welcome to apply and will be considered. 

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is a 1,000 bed Tertiary Referral Teaching Hospital with extensive University links and facilities on-site and you will have the opportunity to contribute to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching. An Honorary University position will likely be offered. 

Aberdeen is a beautiful coastal city with marvellous beaches and golf courses, located on Royal Deeside, next to the Cairngorm National Park. It is one of the driest, sunniest parts of the UK.   

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals with FRCPath (or equivalent) who would be willing to work in a clinically orientated department.   

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR). 

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Informal enquiries and requests to visit are very welcome and should be made to Dr Noha El Sakka, Service Clinical Director for Medical Microbiology and Virology on 01224 552526, email

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019.