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About the role

The post offers the opportunity for those with excellent potential as clinical academics to progress Specialist Training (Cardiology; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Respiratory Medicine) whilst further developing their academic skills, and undertaking high quality research or developing medical education expertise. The scheme is intended to develop the lecturer into an independent principal investigator or educator who is able to apply competitively for a senior academic position in the future.

Appointees will spend 50% of their time in clinical training and 50% of their time undertaking academic work.

The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the required educational and staffing approval.


About you

Applicants must be a registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice.

Applicants will be required to already hold an NTN in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Respiratory Medicine having achieved an outcome 1 at the most recent ARCP, or have been through national recruitment and be regarded as appointable at ST3 or above and be able to provide formal written evidence of this.

You must have a strong research background in your clinical specialty with research interests complimentary to those in the College and have a higher degree (MD/PhD, or equivalent), or have submitted a higher degree at the time of application with it being awarded prior to commencement before 30 June 2021.

Additional information

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact:

University Research Programme

Cardiology: Professor Andre Ng, gan1@leicester.ac.uk

Cardiothoracic Surgery: Professor Gavin Murphy, gjm19@leicester.ac.uk

Respiratory Medicine: Professor Chris Brightling, ceb17@leicester.ac.uk

Clinical Academic Training Programme:

Director of the Clinical Academic Training Programme: Professor Matt Bown, m.bown@leicester.ac.uk

Head of the East Midlands Postgraduate Academic School: Professor Jonathan Barratt, jb81@leicester.ac.uk

Training Programme Director

Cardiology: Dr Julia Baron, julia.baron1@nhs.net

Cardiothoracic Surgery: Mr Sridhar Rathinamsridhar.rathinam@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Respiratory Medicine: Dr Pranab Haldar, ph62@leicester.ac.uk

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery.We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.