Research Clinician in Veterinary Neurology

University of Glassgow
December 20, 2022
Offerd Salary:£37,474 - £42,155
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Research Clinician in Veterinary Neurology

The Neurology Service at the Small Animal Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Glasgow is looking for a part time neurologist with a keen interest in canine epilepsy. This additional post is being sought to set-up an epilepsy clinic within the service to promote holistic care of the epilepsy patient and establish a more streamlined approach to collect data and samples for epilepsy research.

The Neurology/Neurosurgery Service is one of the most on demand clinics in the Small Animal Hospital and one of the largest neurology clinics in Europe. The team of the Neurology / Neurosurgery Service includes Diplomates and Residents of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) and have dedicated Specialist Neurology Support Nurses. The service is also supported by an on- site rehabilitation and physiotherapy service.

The Veterinary School has recently been rated 7th in the World and 1st in the UK for quality of education and training. Clinical audit is undertaken formally, and staff maintain clinical and research links with leading veterinary authorities worldwide, in order to expand skill sets.

Job Purpose

To deliver an efficient and effective small animal epilepsy referral service by providing expertise and clinical activity in the Small Animal Hospital. To enhance and develop the delivery of clinical teaching to undergraduates, clinical scholars and to undertake clinical research/scholarship within the neurology service thereby contributing to the School objectives relevant to national and international excellence in clinical service, teaching and research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To provide a high quality epilepsy referral service and appropriate advice to external referring practices and owners that will consequently maintain a clinical referral workload necessary to support the commercial, teaching and research activities.

2. To support the development of novel approaches and techniques to aid diagnosis and treatment and exploit the opportunities to enhance the income generation capability of the service.

3. To contribute to the implementation and validation of clinical quality assurance measures.

4. To support the planning, organisation and delivery of training requirements of the clinical scholars, by supervision of clinical duties and research projects, with a view to their successful completion of appropriate Board examinations.

5. To participate in practical/professional and/or clinical practice bodies related to the service area at national and international level as appropriate.

6. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the appropriate speciality and the RCVS.

7. To participate in promotional activities and events relating to the Small Animal Hospital.


8. To engage in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities, as directed by the Head of Division in consultation with the course leaders.

9. To support the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University's Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.

10. To engage in the delivery of a range of assessment activities and engage fully in the examination process as appropriate, (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.

Clinical Research/Scholarship:

11. To collaborate in clinical investigations and evidence based medicine of an external reputation and develop a consistent output of publications in high quality refereed clinical journals and/or textbooks.

12. To attend and participate in national/international events/research seminars/conferences within the service area.


13. To develop material to promote the seizure clinic both at conferences and electronically.

14. To undertake divisional/school level administration as requested by the Head of School/Division. To contribute to the performance and development review processes as appropriate in accordance with university strategy.

15. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision https:// www.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Veterinary degree registerable with RCVS.

For appointment at Grade 8:

A2 Diploma in Veterinary Neurology (DipECVN/ACVIM).

Note: Candidates having completed a recognised residency training programme and Board-eligible would be appointed at Grade 7 and will be promoted to Grade 8 immediately upon passing the Board exams. Candidates with suitable relevant experience will be considered for appointment at Grade 7.


For appointment at Grade 8:

B1 PhD (or other evidence of research training).

B2 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.



C1 High standard of communication skills both orally and written.

C2 Ability to work as part of a team.

C3 Expertise across the field, corresponding to training and qualifications, and ability to provide advice to clinicians, external veterinary surgeons, research bodies and organisations.

C4 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.


D1 High standard of presentation skills.

D2 Ability to work independently.

D3 Ability to provide medical and surgical veterinary care to small animal neurology patients in the small animal hospital.

D4 Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages.



E1 Post-graduate clinical experience in small animal neurology of a sufficient standard to meet the credentials of a clinical accrediting board.


F1 Teaching experience at undergraduate level.

F2 Record of clinical publications.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8 £37,474 - £42,155 / £46,047 - £53,353 per annum pro rata

This post is part-time (7 hours per week), and open ended.

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., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

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.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. 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. for more information.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Mrs Catherine Stalin,

Vacancy Ref: 100969 Closing Date: 20 December 2022.

Vacancy Ref : 100969 Close Date : 20-Dec-2022 23:45

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