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Consultant Paediatric & Perinatal Pathologist

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£87,534 - £116,313
Closing date
20 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Pathology
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Full Time
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Applications are invited for a 0.8WTE Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist to join the current Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologists at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, a University affiliated Teaching Hospital. The Department of Pathology has a current team of 19 Consultants and the workload is reported by subspecialist teams and distributed according to RCPath points guidance. 

The post will offer opportunities for research, teaching, hospital and Procurator Fiscal autopsies, and participation in private practice.  The appointee will have use of their own office with microscope and IT facilities. Voice recognition reporting and digital whole slide imaging are available. It is expected that the University of Aberdeen will accord the status of Honorary Clinical Lecturer.

The Pathology Department handles approximately 36,000 surgical and 3,700 diagnostic cytology specimens, and has full UKAS ISO 15189.2012 accreditation. The Molecular Genetics laboratory is close by on-site and the laboratory has an established, integrated Biorepository which supports and enhances opportunities for research. BMS dissection is established and BMS Associate Reporting Practitioners are in training. The Laboratory is currently undergoing refurbishment under a Managed Service Contract. 

Aberdeen, the 'silver city' in the North-East Coast of Scotland, boasts some excellent schools and leisure facilities. It provides the ideal environment for work-life balance with ease of access to the coast and some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK. There are ample opportunities for outdoor leisure and sporting activities.

The appointee is required to be a team player, an enthusiastic trainer, and to fulfil the duties described in the Job Description. The post is offered as a 0.8 whole time equivalent basis, including 1.6 SPAs. Applicants should be in possession of the FRCPath (Paediatric Pathology) (or equivalent).

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP). 

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Paul Brown (Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist, Pathology) or Dr Ehab Husain (Deputy Clinical Lead, Pathology) on 01224 550945/550967 or via e-mail to or

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Closing date 20/6/22

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