Consultant Clinical Scientist in Virology

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£85,811 - £89,732
13 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Public Health Scotland launched 1st April 2020 with the formal status of a National Special Health Board employing around 1100 people, and with an annual budget of around £60 million, Public Health Scotland will provide authoritative information and services to support people and communities across Scotland. It will lead the national response to unforeseen health emergencies and will contribute to national and local government policy through its provision of robust data and intelligence.

The Health Protection Directorate are seeking to appoint a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Virology. This will be a fixed term post or a secondment until the 31st March 2022 in the first instance with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent. 

The post-holder(s) shall work closely with the Public Health Microbiology team and the COVID Response Laboratory Cell as part of Health Protection Directorate. They will provide clinical and strategic leadership in their topical area, working with a range of policy makers and public health/health protection service providers and stakeholders across all sectors in Scotland and beyond.

The post will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh (with potential for home working) and an expectation for some potential travel between the base and other PHS Offices.

Salary placement will start at the bottom point of the scale unless individuals have previous NHS experience, (hours of this post will be subject to applicant and discussed at interview).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HPC registration at the time of applying.

Interviews for this post will be conducted virtually over MS Teams in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For further information and informal discussion please contact: Dr. Dave Yirrell, Consultant in Virology at

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Closing date for completed applications is Monday 30th November 2020

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