Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
This is a fixed term (up to 4 years or up until six months after obtaining
CCT) Clinical Lectureship in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
with affiliation to the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology.
Suitable applicants will hold MRCS (UK)/or equivalent and will have
completed general professional training in Medicine. The successful candidate
will be appointed at the appropriate level of Specialty Registrar and will
enter the Scottish Plastic Surgery Training Programme.
Applicants must already have a national training number at the time of taking
up the post. It is expected that applicants will already hold a higher
research degree (MD / PhD), but in exceptional circumstances talented
candidates may be appointed without this qualification, although progression
would be dependent upon them successfully recruiting external funding for a
higher research degree.
The post will be based within the Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems
Biology in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) of
the University of Glasgow, but for the purposes of clinical training, rotation
to local hospital departments may be required. Research may also be undertaken
on other sites. Whilst clinical training will be a major focus of the
Lectureship in order to ensure the appointee can successfully complete their
certificate of completion of training (CCT) this post will provide an
exceptional opportunity for combined clinical and academic training.
The post allows the trainee to combine first class clinical training in
relevant clinical areas with research training in the world class academic
environment of the University of Glasgow.
Training will be offered in Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and
subspecialist training opportunities are available within the region including
complex microsurgical reconstruction of congenital, traumatic & oncological
defects, including clinical and academic involvement within the Scottish
National Brachial Plexus Injury Service, and the National Hand Transplant
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The appointee will have an established interest in research with a record of
achievement in an area relevant to existing interests in the School/Institute
within the College of MVLS, developing cross-cutting work between the
Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and the Centre for the Cellular
Microenvironment. The appointee will be expected to:
- Develop a programme of research under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Hart,
Prof. Ian McInnes, Prof. Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez & Prof. Matt Dalby, in a
subject area in basic, translational or clinical science related to the
management of limb loss and allotransplantation (composite tissues / tissue
- Plan, design and implement projects with collaborators as appropriate; and
to contribute to and submit grant applications and publications in high
- Contribute to the safe and efficient functioning of research facilities.
There are extensive laboratory and clinical facilities for research within the
Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology, College of MVLS, and related
Schools and Institutes within the University of Glasgow.
It is expected that the Lecturer will take part in the planning, organisation
and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities. These will
- Teaching of clinical skills and other vocational training activities,
including seminars and tutorials.
- Lecturers may also contribute to postgraduate taught courses within the
Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology, College of MVLS.
- The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing teaching commitment
within the CeMi, including the tissue & cell engineering option (BIOL4124)
- Teaching of medical students on SSM's and elective attachments within the
Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit
- Plastic Surgery teaching day for the undergraduate medical students
As a part time research post in a craft specialty for which the acquisition of
manual skills is critical, it is envisaged that the postholder will have a
very limited teaching requirement.
The Lecturer will contribute to administrative duties related to research and
teaching as directed by their supervisor
Clinical duties will be arranged following discussion with the relevant
Training Programme Director in Plastic Surgery. The purpose of a Clinical
Lectureship is to ensure that candidates acquire a CCT, and appropriate
clinical training opportunities will be arranged to ensure that this can occur
within the duration of the Lectureship. This may involve candidates in
clinical duties in various locations within Glasgow.
Clinical academic training will be the focus of the post with a 80:20 split
between clinical and academic activity.
Academic support will be available during all annual research and training
assessments to ensure that there is adequate balance between academic and
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1. MBChB or equivalent and full registration with General Medical Council.
(for non UK candidates, GMC registration would be required before taking up
A2. MRCS (UK) or equivalent. A3. Completed general professional training in
surgery in general, and early years specialty training in Plastic Surgery.
A4. Applicants must already have a national training number at the time of
taking up the post.
B1. BMedSci, BSc or equivalent intercalated degree in medicine or related
B2. MD or PhD awarded or submitted.
C1. Clinical experience in plastic surgery following completion of FY2, with
sufficient competency to provide safe on-call cover within a Regional Plastic
Surgery and Burns Service. C2. Clinical or relevant laboratory research
experience, with immunology / allotransplantation focus.
D1. Experience and aptitude for academic plastic surgery
D2. An interest in a sub-speciality related to the research interests
represented in the Institute, as described above, including composite tissue
D3.Previous evidence of oral and poster presentations D4. Evidence of
publication or experience in writing D5. An interest in teaching and learning
Special Aptitudes and Ability
E1. Self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
E2. Good organisational and IT skills.
E3. Ability to manage research projects.
E4. Ability to work towards the Institute, College and University objectives
E5. Excellent communication skills (patients, clinical trial co-ordinators,
research staff, line manager
F1. Evidence of distinction in career to date e.g. prizes, awards, bursaries.
G1. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to get on well with colleagues but
also strong ambitions in the field.
H1. Approachable manner.
H2. Capacity for originality and innovation.
J1. Teamwork and interactive skills.
Please note that as part of your application you must address and
demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do
not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be
shortlisted for interview.
Standard Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the Clinical Academic scale £35,351 - £61,211 per annum.
The post will carry an additional entitlement depending on on-call
responsibilities. This banding payment is paid under a separate arrangement
with the NHS for which the University acts as paymaster only.
This position is full time and fixed term for up to 4 years.
Members of staff are normally eligible to contribute to the Universities'
Superannuation Scheme USS and on appointment shall be deemed to be in
membership of the scheme and contributions deducted accordingly, unless the
University is advised in writing prior to the commencement of employment of a
wish not to join. Further information regarding the scheme is available from
the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions
relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. It may be possible, if
the relevant NHS Superannuation Scheme Criteria are met, for appointees to
remain in the NHS Superannuation Scheme while in this post.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
The post for which you are applying is considered registered work in terms of
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant
to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups PVG Scheme member prior to
appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow
fulfils its legal duties under the Act. If you are successful in your
application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership.
Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you
are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Matthew Walters,
Matthew.Walters@glasgow.ac.uk or Professor Andrew Hart,
Closing Date: 12 October 2021
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