We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine in the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health. This is a fixed term (up to 5 years or up until six months after obtaining CCT, whichever is sooner).
You will hold MRCP (UK)/or equivalent and will have completed general professional training in Medicine. You will be appointed at the appropriate level of Specialty Registrar and will enter the West of Scotland Renal Medicine Training Programme. You must already have a national training number at the time of taking up the post.
The post will be based within the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Heath in the College of Medicine, 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 achieve 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 renal research and specialist training opportunities are available within the region including renal epidemiology, imaging, trials, kidney transplantation, dialysis, and laboratory science.
The academic aim of the lectureship would be to to support the professional development of the Clinical Lecturer to become competitive for intermediate fellowship applications by the end of the lectureship and progression to an independent academic career.
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 of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health within the College of MVLS. The appointee will be expected to:
- Develop a programme of research under the supervision of senior clinical academic leads, in a subject area in basic, translational or clinical science related to renal medicine.
- Plan, design and implement projects with collaborators as appropriate; and to contribute to and submit grant applications and publications in high quality journals.
- Contribute to the safe and efficient functioning of research facilities. There are extensive laboratory and clinical facilities for research within the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health, College of MVLS, and related Schools within the University of Glasgow. These include facilities for research imaging (at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus), data science and laboratory science.
It is expected that the Lecturer will take part in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities. These will include; Teaching of clinical skills and other vocational training activities, including seminars and tutorials. Lecturers may also contribute to postgraduate taught courses within the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health, College of MVLS. The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing teaching commitment within the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health.
The Lecturer will assist in planning and conduct of student teaching and the training of junior medical staff. Clinical Duties Clinical duties will be arranged following discussion with the relevant Training Programme Director in Renal Medicine. 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 clinical training.
A1. MB ChB or equivalent and full registration with General Medical Council (for non-UK candidates, GMC registration would be required before taking up the post)
A2. MRCP (UK) or equivalent.
A3. Completed general professional training in general medicine
A4. Applicants must already have a national training number in renal medicine at the time of taking up
B1. BMedSci, BSc or equivalent intercalated degree in medicine or related subject.
B2. MD or PhD awarded or submitted.
C1. Clinical experience in medicine or related specialties following completion of FY2.
C2. Relevant clinical or laboratory research experience.
D1. Experience and aptitude for renal research
D2. An interest in a sub-speciality related to the research interests represented in the School as
D3. An interest in teaching and learning in medicine.
D4. Evidence of publication or experience in writing
D5. Previous evidence of oral and poster presentations
D6. Previous involvement in clinical trials including courses relevant to trials.
D7. Previous acquisition of specific research abilities forming the basis of an independent research
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 Sectional and School 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
H1. Approachable manner.
H2. Capacity for originality and innovation.
J1. Teamwork and interactive skills.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the Clinical Academic scale £43,504 - £64,461 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 post is full time and has funding for up to 5 years.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
For informal enquiries, please contact: Professor Patrick Mark, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 138532, Closing Date: 29 February 2024.
Vacancy Ref : 138532 Close Date : 29-Feb-2024 23:45