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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Vaccinology

Imperial College London
London (Central), London (Greater)
£88,364-£119,133 per annum, plus London Weighting
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Vaccinology
Salary: £88,364-£119,133 per annum, plus London Weighting
Location: St Mary’s campus
Job Ref: MED04059

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinically active academic with a proven track record in the area of vaccinology or allied field to work within a world class university setting. The successful candidate will be expected to bring or develop a research programme in clinical vaccinology, with an emphasis on early-stage work and experimental medicine. They will be a member of the Department of Infectious Disease, supporting our ambition to develop teaching and training in infection, immunity and vaccinology. The academic opportunities provided by this position include teaching, mentoring of junior academics, leading international research in the field of Vaccinology, as well as academic leadership across the multiple faculties within Imperial College The clinical role of the appointee will be tailored to the successful candidate. The primary relationship will be with the Imperial College NHS Trust as well as the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. 

Duties and responsibilities

Research: The post holder is expected to develop an independent research programme which complements the research within the Department of Infectious Disease. It is expected they will attract grant funding from external sources, to enable innovative and novel research studies, both clinical trials as well as laboratory-based research that will be presented at conferences and published in internationally recognised journals, providing evidence to inform the design of future research or impact treatment guidelines in the field of Vaccinology. 

Education – Teaching and Training: This will be a key part of the role. You will be required to deliver teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to PhD level as well as provide mentorship and support for students. Specifically including the development and delivery of lectures, tutorials, exam preparation and marking, mentorship programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate project provision and supervision.

Clinical: A formal clinical job plan will be agreed between post holder, Head of Department (Infectious Disease) and Clinical Divisional Director, on behalf of the Medical Director (reviewed annually). For a full-time contract: a total of 10 PAs requiring a minimum of 3 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) PAs per week (including clinical activity, clinically related activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work). The post is open to applicants from relevant specialities (including infection/microbiology, genitourinary medicine and paediatrics).

Essential requirements

  • Full GMC registration
  • CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in the appropriate area or Clinical training and experience in an appropriate area equivalent to that required for a UK CCT
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee
  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment at consultant level at a UK National Health Service or equivalent 
  • Membership to the relevant Royal College (UK) or an equivalent qualification
  • Further Higher Degree – MD, PhD or equivalent in a relevant area
  • Relevant experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials.
  • An excellent publication records.
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and the principles of clinical audit

Further Information

This is a full-time permanent position. Applications for part-time/flexible working will be considered.   

For informal discussions about the post, please contact Professor Robin Shattock: 

Or to apply, please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 2nd October 2023.

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