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About the role

As a high calibre clinician scientist this role will allow you to further build your strong research and publication profile both nationally and internationally and enhance impact activity, contributing to the University’s REF return in 2020. You will be a significant research income generator and supervise a team of clinical and non-clinical postgraduate and undergraduate researchers.

As an Associate Professor you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians who have been brought together to develop a programme of high quality research directed at improving the lives of patients who may require cardiovascular surgery. You will contribute to engagement or enterprise activities in support of your own agenda of work and that of the Department.

The group has a national and international reputation in translational research and combines clinicians from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/(see also appendix) and laboratory, translational and clinical scientists within the University of Leicester.

You will also deliver a clinical surgical service for adult cardiac surgery as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing patients. The clinical sessions will be negotiated to take into account the research interest of the appointee, but are expected to include a mixture of in-patient, out-patients and surgical sessions.

About you
You will demonstrate extensive professional experience and the ability to deliver substantial contributions in research, teaching and leadership and management. You will have an established national research reputation, which you will further in this role through making a significant impact on the institution and on your discipline. Your research plan must fit and compliment the research interests of the Department and College.
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Gavin Murphy on gjm19@leicester.ac.uk. 

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. 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.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. 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.