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About the role
This post is offered by the University of Leicester in partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Health Education England working across the East Midlands as support to the BHF Accelerator Award. The BHF Accelerator (£2.5M over 5 years) has been awarded to the University of Leicester/UHL partnership to attract, identify and develop, the next generation of early career researchers such that they have progressed to independent research leaders within the life-time of the award. The post holder will become a member of an Accelerator cohort of early career researchers who will be supported by bespoke training, mentoring, and educational programmes.

The post offers the opportunity for those with excellent potential as clinical academics to further develop their clinical and academic skills, produce high level publications and to compete and attract external grant funding. 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

You will be a registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice and an NTN in Cardiology 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 evidence of this.

Applicants must have a strong research background in cardiology 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. You will be required to produce high level publications and attract external funding.

Additional information

Salary: £32,569 to £56,394pa (for those who were ST3 or above on 2 August 2016) or £47,132 per annum (for those who were below ST3 on 3 August 2016)


Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the Head of Department, and if possible visit. Other enquiries may be made as follows:

British Heart Foundation Accelerator Director

Professor Gavin Murphy, BHF Chair of Cardiac Surgery, gjm19@le.ac.uk

Training Programme Directors

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

Clinical Academic Training Programme

Professor M Bown, Professor in Vascular Surgery and Director of the Clinical Academic Training Programme, m.bown@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 3183

Professor Jonathan Barratt, Mayer Professor of Renal Medicine and Head of the East Midlands Postgraduate Academic School, jb81@le.ac.uk

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.