ACL in Plastic Surgery or Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus or Respiratory Medicine
University of Oxford
Job Description and Person Specification
Academic Clinical Lecturership in Plastic Surgery or Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus or Respiratory Medicine
There is one NIHR funded post available in this round but additional locally funded posts may be awarded in parallel subject to funding and assessment against the stated criteria for the role.
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7HE
Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Level 6, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BN
Medical Sciences Division
Fixed term for four years
Grade A63 or A67: £35,858 - £63,422 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience, in line with current pay protection and transitional arrangements in the NHS
Overview of the post
The University of Oxford is able to offer a number of Academic Clinical Lecturerships annually to suitably qualified applicants. These posts have been awarded by the NIHR to University/Deanery/NHS Trust partnerships nationally. All posts are allocated an NTN(A) and form part of the NIHR Integrated Training Pathway, further details of which can be found on the NIHR website http://www.nihr.ac.uk/IAT Please note: applications for the Academic Clinical Lecturer posts (including NIHR Clinical Lecturer posts) require candidates to hold a current National Training Number (NTN). If a number is not held the candidate will need to clinically benchmark to be able to take up the post by 30th June 2023. Please see guidance at the end of these further particulars.
The Academic Clinical Lecturership is the final phase of the Integrated Academic Training Pathway. The posts are designed to allow time to complete a period of post-doctoral research to enable progress towards an independent academic career usually whilst completing clinical training. Applicants for these posts will be Specialist Trainees who have completed or have submitted for a higher degree (PhD / DPhil / MD). Oxford has a successful clinical academic programme delivered by the Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School in which all joint clinical/academic trainees take part. For further information see http://www.oucags.ox.ac.uk/. There is a strong record of support for Clinical Lecturers through access to internal funding for research training courses, consumables, and for technical/research nurse support for projects.
Over the four years post holders, in discussion with the training committees and academic supervisors, will be able to undertake clinical duties in order to complete their clinical training. Post holders will be expected to spend 50% of their time (averaged over four years) on clinical duties and 50% on post-doctoral research. The appointment will be for a fixed term of four years. However, if training is completed during the four years the appointment will end six months after completion of CCT. Please see the NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturerships’ Entry, Eligibility, and Exit Points from April 2022 (annexed for full information).
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
General queries about the post should be addressed Mrs Gosia Parczewska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Informal enquiries can be made to:
Plastic Surgery: Professor Dominic Furniss at email@example.com
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus: Professor Fredrik Karpe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Respiratory Medicine: Professor Ian Pavord at email@example.com
All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.
The University of Oxford is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter to promote women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Medicine. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award at institutional level. The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences both hold silver awards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about Athena SWAN at the University of Oxford.
Description of the post
Plastic surgery research is at the interface of two large University departments, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Science (NDORMS) and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS). The Academic Clinical Lecturership in Plastic Sugery will be based in either the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences or the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), depending on the area of interest of the Clinical Lecturer. The post holder will be responsible to the associated Head of the Department.
The full range of Plastic Surgery sub-specialities are represented within Oxford, with strong research programmes in Composite Tissue Transplantation, Molecular Genetics, Hand Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal sciences, Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial surgery, Sarcoma, Lower limb trauma, and Melanoma. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to choose a research project within their own area of interest and previous research experience. The clinical training programme is highly regarded nationally, and provides exposure to both general plastic surgery, and highly specialised sub-specialty experience such as craniofacial surgery, congenital hand surgery, and cleft lip and palate. Trainees rotate between the Oxford University Hospitals, Stoke Mandeville, Salisbury and Portsmouth.
The post holder will spend 50% of time undertaking research and academic training over the duration
Duties of the post
The core of the programme is a 4-year period with 50% allocated to clinical training and 50% to research, although these may be averaged over the 4 years allowing periods of full-time research and periods of full time clinical work, depending on the needs of the successful candidate.
The clinical work comprises care of in-patients under the supervision of NHS Consultants or University Honorary Consultant, operating theatre training, out-patient clinics, and subspecialist training in a variety of areas as appropriate to clinical training requirements and research interests.
- To teach through university lectures, seminars and practical classes as requested by the Head of Department, Head of Education and the Director of Integrated Academic Training.
- To supervise Graduate students (e.g. Medical students)
- To engage in University teaching and examining
The teaching and supervision of undergraduates and graduates should be undertaken as required and maintained at a standard sufficient to satisfy the relevant Director of Studies, Head of Education, and Director of Integrated Academic Training, under the jurisdiction of the Medical Sciences Board. Accordingly, all aspects of the Lecturer’s contributions to teaching, supervision and examining should fully satisfy the relevant external review bodies such as the GMC and QAA.
- To engage in advanced study or research
- To contribute through research activity, publication and securing external funding to maintaining the overall standard of a top-rated department.
The post holder is expected to make a significant contribution to research (basic, translational, and/or clinical) under the supervision of the Head of Department. The area of research may relate to the current interests of the department or represent further development of the lecturer's research interest.
- Study and Training
The NIHR post is attached to an academic NTN, whereas any local appointments will need to be given or possess a local NTN in their specialty. The post holder will have a clinical educational supervisor and will undergo an ARCP assessment on an annual basis to assess the quality of their clinical and academic training. An academic appraisal will also take place. They will be encouraged to go on relevant courses of postgraduate education covering the important skills required of a future clinical academic, namely, clinical, research, teaching, examining and management. Orientation within research or clinical attachments will be the responsibility of the relevant department. Library facilities are available on the John Radcliffe and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre sites.
- Management and Administration
The post holder will be required to co-operate in the administrative work of the Department in both term and vacation under the direction of the Head of Department, Head of Education and the Director of Integrated Academic Training and to collaborate in the Department’s research programme.
The post holder will be required to undertake such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Head of Department, Head of Education and the Director of Integrated Academic Training.
For further enquiries about research possibilities, candidates can contact Professor Dominic Furniss (email@example.com)
Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
The Academic Clinical Lecturership post provides a 50/50 split between research and clinical training underpinned by the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk as explained below. In due course the postholder is expected to bring in external funding to pursue world-class research so forming a relationship with an existing PI will be helpful. Mentorship towards independence and PI status will be provided.
OCDEM is a pioneering centre which combines clinical care, research and education in diabetes, endocrine and metabolic diseases. By promoting world-class research, it aims to enhance understanding of these diseases and to accelerate the search for new treatments and cures. OCDEM is a tripartite organisation linking the University of Oxford, the Oxford University Hospitals and Private industry. Its funding comes from many diverse sources and it accounts for some £8 million of University research each year.
- Provides patients with a first-class comprehensive clinical service.
- Provides top quality integrated laboratories and facilities for basic science and clinical research.
- Sets teaching and research in the context of clinical care and expedites the translation of research findings into clinical practice.
- Offers outstanding training and career opportunities for scientists, doctors, nurses and other professional staff.
- Brings together the research and clinical expertise of groups investigating a wide range of related diseases at the University of Oxford.
- Creates synergy and opportunities for cross-fertilisation of ideas, thereby encouraging academic, National Health Service and commercial initiatives.
For more information about the department please visit: http://www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk/home
The academic part of this appointment will be based in the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk). This £14m facility was opened in 2003, having been built with tripartite funding from the NHS, the University and industry. It is the UK’s largest diabetes research unit and it was established with the strategic aim of enabling translational research into diabetes and a particular focus on normal and abnormal β-cell function in man. Oxford diabetes research can claim (through the work of Hans Krebs, Robert Turner and others) to have made seminal contributions to understanding of diabetes pathogenesis (especially with respect to the role of the β-cell) and to improvements in diabetes management (most notably through the UKPDS) and more lately the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes.
Translational research in OCDEM is underpinned by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Diabetes Theme.
OCDEM provides facilities and platforms for integrated clinical care (outpatient, inpatient, podiatry, dietetics and programmed investigation units), research and teaching. Notably, OCDEM accommodates its own 12-bedded Clinical Research Unit and the DRWF-funded (£1.2m) islet isolation unit (providing ready access to human islets on-site), as well as high quality laboratory space and associated research infrastructure. Applicants are encouraged to make contact with one or more of the established investigators in OCDEM.
The clinical part of this post (50%) will be undertaken in the Oxford rotation within an academic NTN. As usual, rotational positions will be allocated based on training needs and availability. The Diabetes/Endocrinology training program is a five-year training program, starting at ST3. For questions about clinical training based in OCDEM the point of contact is the clinical lead Dr Garry Tan. To facilitate good clinical training together with focus on research, clinical positions are 3-6 months in length.
Details of research activities can be found at http://www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk/home.The main themes of research within OCDEM are:
- Circadian biology and inflammation (Prof David Ray)
- Genetics and translational medicine to treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (Prof John Todd)
- Translation of genetic findings into clinical management (Dr Katharine Owen)
- Integrative physiology of human adipose tissue to understand complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (Prof Fredrik Karpe)
- Hepatic fat partitioning to understand fatty liver disease (Prof Leanne Hodson http://www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk/grant-holders/researcher/leanne-hodson)
- Clinical trials investigating the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes (Prof Amanda Adler)
- Optimisation of the current methods used for human islet isolation and investigation of the mechanisms responsible for normal embryonic islet development (Prof Paul Johnson)
- Cellular control and kinetics of insulin and glucagon secretion (Prof Patrik Rorsman)
- Molecular mechanisms of steroid hormone metabolic functions (Prof Jeremy Tomlinson http://www.rdm.ox.ac.uk/principal-investigators/researcher/jeremy-tomlinson).
- The molecular basis of important endocrine and metabolic disorders that affect calcium and phosphate homeostasis (Prof Rajesh Thakker)
During the past five years, OCDEM researchers have published two papers in Nature, two in Science, 15 in Nature Genetics/Medicine, three in Cell/Cell Metabolism, five in New England Journal of Medicine and over 30 in Diabetes.
For further enquiries about research possibilities, candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Fredrik Karpe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Academic Clinical Lecturership will be based in the academic department of Respiratory Medicine within the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU), and the Oxford Laboratory Medicine Microbiology Service.
The successful candidate will be able to undertake post-doctoral research in the specialist areas during their 50% research time. If appropriate, it may also be possible to arrange research activities with other academic departments within the university. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will undertake their 50% research in blocks of 6 months or more within the 4 years unless a suitable job sharing arrangement can be negotiated. The candidates are advised to contact appropriate members of the respiratory department in the Nuffield Department of Medicine to discuss research opportunities (see below).
The Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine performs "bench to bedside" research on genetic and cellular inflammation and lung immunology in disease areas including severe asthma, COPD, lung and pleural infection, pleural malignancy, and diffuse lung disease; translational animal models in lung infection; a Respiratory Trials Unit and primary care based studies of biomarker-directed management of airway disease; and multi-centre clinical trials and cohort studies in COPD, pleural disease, sarcoidosis and respiratory sleep disorders. Research active staff includes 3 Professors, 1 Associate Professor, 2 recent ACLs, 5 Clinical Research Fellows, two post-doctoral research scientists, and supporting research staff. Major research themes include:
Airway disease (asthma, COPD): Prof Ian Pavord and Dr Timothy Hinks. Biomarker-directed management of airway disease in non-specialist settings; clinical and mechanistic studies of severe asthma and COPD. Physiology and characteristics through a Cohort study, lung imaging with Prof Fergus Gleeson (radiology) and Dr Annabel Nickol, functional MRI imaging of breathlessness in patients undergoing rehabilitation (Dr Kyle Pattinson, Anaesthetics), and Telemedicine health projects with Dr Maxine Hardinge and Professor Lionel Tarassenko (Biomedical Engineering).
Pleural diseases: Prof Najib Rahman, Dr John Wrightson and Dr Rob Hallifax. Clinical trials, cohort and interventional studies in malignant and infective pleural disease, pneumothorax, ultrasound, novel imaging. Translational studies in pleural disease in infective and malignant pleural disease.
Respiratory sleep disorders and physiology: Prof John Stradling, Professor Peter Robbins (physiology), Dr Annabel Nickol and Dr Chris Turnbull. Clinical trials (particularly focused on the vascular complications of sleep apnoea), cohort epidemiology, new treatment methods, and interventional physiological studies.
Lung infection: Dr Steve Chapman. Novel molecular rapid diagnostic strategies in lower respiratory infection, novel treatments in Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis.
Lung imaging: Prof Najib Rahman and Prof Fergus Gleeson: Regional functional lung imaging, novel PET/CT strategies, nodule assessment and computer learning and high level image processing in collaboration with the computing laboratory of Oxford University.
Sarcoidosis and diffuse lung disease, including translational models of lung viral infection: Prof Ling-Pei Ho and Dr Rachel Hoyles. A research group based at the MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, working on immune regulation in T cell mediated diseases, and the clinical aetio-pathology of sarcoidosis.
For further enquiries about research possibilities, candidates can contact Professor Ian Pavord (email@example.com) or Professor Najib Rahman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Respiratory Medicine Training Programme
The usual Respiratory Medicine training programme is a 4 year programme, starting at ST4. During this time, the trainee's work will be monitored for satisfactory progress and subject to annual reviews in the form of ARCPs. Progression on the programme will be dependent upon these reviews. The posts on this rotation have been approved for Specialist Training by the JRCPTB. The usual posts attract National Training Numbers and provide training towards a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). This ACL post has the necessary educational and staffing approvals. The full programme is based in several different Trusts throughout the Oxford Deanery so trainees may find themselves employed by any of the following Trusts and placed in any of their hospitals: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare.
Rotations may at times change in response to clinical need from the Trusts. Expected rotation hospitals include John Radcliffe/Churchill Hospitals, Milton Keynes Hospital, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Royal Berkshire Hospital and Wexham Park Hospitals.
Training in respiratory and internal medicine in Oxford region is based on broad practical experience with appropriate training. In addition there are regular regional meetings and audit, research, journal clubs and grand round teaching, within each centre. Specialist grade teaching is held monthly. Study leave to attend national and international meetings is encouraged. Within the region there is special expertise and training in:
Respiratory physiology, sleep disorders and ventilation, lung immunology and interstitial lung disease, pleural disease, thoracoscopy, clinical trials, lung infection, lung cancer, respiratory oncology and interventional bronchoscopy, severe asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis.
Trainees will usually spend the first 1-2 years of programme within one of the District General Hospitals gaining experience in both internal medicine and general respiratory disorders. Within the final 3 years each trainee will work in the John Radcliffe/Churchill Hospitals for at least 12 months and within the John Radcliffe ICU for 3 months.
Applications will be judged only against the criteria which are set out below. Applicants should make sure that their application shows very clearly how they believe that their skills and experience meet these criteria.
Oxford is committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions. Chairs of selection committees will be aware of the principles of equality of opportunity and fair selection and there will be a member of each gender wherever possible.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Essential Selection Criteria
- Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences or equivalent
- Medically qualified.
- At application, to hold or have submitted for a Higher Degree (PhD/MD/ DPhil) in a relevant subject area.
- At the time of starting the post (if appointed), the applicant must have completed the Higher Degree. See notes below*
- Evidence of good progress in clinical training and that completion of specialty training may be accommodated either during or after the 4 year period of the NIHR CL award.
- Candidate must be at ST3 or above, hold an NTN or be able to obtain one in time to take up the post in this round, and have more than one year to complete CCT.
Knowledge and Achievements:
- Demonstration of acquisition of the level of knowledge and skills necessary for the achievement of Foundation and clinical (matched to the entry level) competencies or equivalent.
- Demonstration of understanding of, and commitment to, an academic career.
- Demonstration of the potential for scientific independence and the ability to lead a research team.
- Potential to become a leader in the chosen field.
Educational and Personal Aspects:
- Indication of medium and long-term career goals.
- Demonstration of educational reasons for applying for the Academic Clinical Lecturership Programme.
- Evidence of team working skills.
- Evidence of leadership potential.
Desirable Selection Criteria
- Intercalated honours degree and/or additional qualifications e.g. MSc etc.
- Demonstrable commitment and career progression in the chosen specialty.
- Knowledge of Oxford and how this is best placed to support the research, education and training needs.
- Prizes or distinctions.
- Presentation of work at a national or international meetings.
- Significant publications in peer reviewed journals.
A detailed person specification by speciality, for higher specialty training as defined by MMC can be found at: http://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/specialty-recruitment/person-specifications-2013/2016-person-specifications/
*Notes on Postgraduate Qualification:
The NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturership phase is aimed at doctors and dentists who already hold a PhD/MD/DPhil (or equivalent) and who already have specialty training experience. It provides opportunities for post-higher degree research and facilitates applications for further research funding for doctors working towards completion of specialty training.
The NIHR allows potential NIHR Clinical Lecturers to apply for the scheme before they have completed their postgraduate qualification although at the time of application they must have submitted their doctoral thesis. Under the 2022-23 scheme, a successful candidate must commence work before 30 June 2023 and, in order to take up a post, must have completed their PhD/DPhil/MD before their start date. To meet this criterion, the applicant should have been successfully examined. This means that the final examiner’s report has been signed off by their University, after approval of minor corrections.
Successful candidates will be asked to supply a Degree Confirmation letter (or equivalent) as proof of completion, before a start date can be agreed and a contract issued.
Please see the NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturerships’ Entry, Eligibility, and Exit Points from April 2022 (annexed for information).
How to apply
You will be asked to upload a CV and an ACL application form. Please upload all documents as PDF files with your name and the document type in the filename.
You will also be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether the University may contact them now. You should contact both referees before applying to ensure that they are aware of the requirements for the post. The University will assume that it is free to approach referees at any stage unless the candidate’s application stipulates otherwise. Candidates who wish a referee or referees to be approached only with their specific permission and/or if they are being called for interview on the final shortlist or are in receipt of a conditional offer are asked to state such requirements specifically alongside the details of the relevant referee(s) on the application form.
Your application will be judged solely on the basis on how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.
All applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Friday, 16 September 2022. Interviews are likely to take place remotely vis MS Teams on Thursday, 6 October 2022.
Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email email@example.com. Further help and support is available from www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_university/jobs/support/. To return to the online application at any stage, please go to: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/.
All reasonable interview expenses will be reimbursed on receipt of a signed travel claim and valid receipts. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of a medical questionnaire and the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.
Important information for candidates
Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references. We advise all applicants to read the candidate notes on the University’s pre-employment screening procedures, found at: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening/.
Please note that any personal data submitted to the University as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. For further information, please see the University’s Privacy Notice for Job Applicants at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/compliance/gdpr/privacynotices/job/. The University’s Policy on Data Protection is available at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/compliance/gdpr/universitypolicyondataprotection/.
The University’s policy on retirement
The University operates an Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) for all academic posts and some academic-related posts. The University has adopted an EJRA of 30 September before the 69th birthday for all academic and academic-related staff in posts at grade 8 and above. The justification for this is explained at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/end/retirement/acrelretire8+/.
For existing employees, any employment beyond the retirement age is subject to approval through the procedures: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/end/retirement/acrelretire8+/.
There is no normal or fixed age at which staff in posts at grades 1–7 have to retire. Staff at these grades may elect to retire in accordance with the rules of the applicable pension scheme, as may be amended from time to time.
Equality of Opportunity
Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Essential Information for Applicants for the Academic Clinical Lecturership in Plastic Surgery or Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus or Respiratory Medicine
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences may host the Academic Clinical Lecturership in Plastic Surgery
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences is one of the few remaining academic surgical departments in the UK. The Department currently hosts academics who undertake both basic and translational research, reflecting our true multidisciplinary nature and integrating practice with cutting-edge science. The department has outstanding research programmes in radiology, oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, paediatric surgery, colorectal surgery, transplantation, immunology and regenerative medicine, neuroscience, otolaryngology, urology, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. In recent years the department has taken a new exciting direction to strengthen academic surgical oncology, as a key component of the CRUK Cancer Centre together with Medical and Clinical Oncology, and the new Cancer Centre structure of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Over 150 staff work in the department with an annual budget of over £10 million.
Teaching is also a major component in our activity, encompassing undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in all surgical disciplines. The Department also co-hosts Masters courses in Integrated Immunology, and Surgical Sciences and Practice.
The Department has a strong track record for Clinical Academic Training and has established a successful Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme. Clinical Lecturers are well supervised and mentored during their posts. Research time is protected for all Academic Trainees. For more information please visit: www.nds.ox.ac.uk
The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences may host the Academic Clinical Lecturership in Plastic Surgery
The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) is part of the Medical Sciences Division and is one of the largest academic and clinical departments of orthopaedics, rheumatology and musculoskeletal sciences in Europe. The department is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), which is the largest musculoskeletal clinical centre in the UK. We currently employ over 400 staff, and have a grants portfolio worth over £100 million. NDORMS has a bench to bedside philosophy, translating basic science discovery into new clinical treatments for patients. The Marcella Botnar Wing opened in 2022, housing a state-of-the-art biomedical engineering faculty. We also host the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, OCTRU clinical trials unit, and the SITU surgical trials unit, providing unparalleled support for all phases of clinical trials.
The Botnar Research Centre, on the NOC site, provides a unique setting in which basic science researchers from cell biology, genetics and engineering backgrounds can interact with each other, as well as with practising clinicians, and have access to patients.
For more information please visit: www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk
The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is world famous for its development of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of the chronic debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which has improved the lives of millions of patients. The Institute carries out research in the fields of immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation, matrix biology and tissue destruction, with a long term objective of ‘translating’ this research into clinical application. The major diseases of interest are rheumatoid arthritis and the equally debilitating disease of osteoarthritis. The Institute provides facilities for approximately 180 research staff.
For more information please visit: http://www.kennedy.ox.ac.uk
The Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education
The Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education is a purpose-built research and education facility at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Set up in 2003, it occupies an area on Level 3, at the front of the main building. Sir Michael Kadoorie generously supported the initial establishment of the Kadoorie Centre, and due to its success supported an expansion in 2012. The Kadoorie Centre aims to develop knowledge that will improve the care of patients who have suffered a critical illness or a traumatic injury, by targeted research and development.
For more information please visit: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/Kadoorie/team/trauma/default.aspx
The Radcliffe Department of Medicine: The OCDEM Division hosts the Academic Clinical Lecturership in Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
The Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM, www.rdm.ox.ac.uk) within the Medical Sciences Division is one of the largest departments of the University of Oxford. It is headed by Professor Hugh Watkins. The Department teaches part of the clinical student curriculum and has approximately 100 postgraduate research students. It has a staff complement of some 500 and an annual turnover of around £50M. RDM is a multi-disciplinary department with research interests that span the translational spectrum, from basic biological research through to clinical application. The Department was formed in 2012 and includes:
- The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (CVM)
- The Investigative Medicine Division (IMD)
- The Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NDCLS)
- The Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
- The majority of research groups from the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM)
The Department has internationally renowned programmes in a broad range of sciences related to medicine, ranging from cardiovascular, diabetes, endocrinology, and stroke research, to molecular medicine, immunology, haematology and pathology, including programmes in stem cell & regenerative medicine.
The Department employs in the region of 500 staff, has around 100 postgraduate research students and has an annual turnover of around £50M.
RDM supports a culture that is inclusive and supportive of all members, including those with caring responsibilities and those who work flexibly for other reasons. We are proud to be a family friendly department, and are committed to creating a working environment that offers opportunities for working parents/carers to achieve their professional goals and develop their careers without having a detrimental effect on family life. To support this, we have a range of family friendly policies and practices including maternity, paternity and adoption leave, shared parental leave and unpaid parental leave, flexible/part-time working and scheduling meetings within core hours (9:30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.). Many of our staff work flexibly, with arrangements managed informally or formally. The Department currently holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in SET and create a better working environment for both men and women.
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) is one of the four divisions making up the RDM. It is headed by Professor Fredrik Karpe.
For more information please visit www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk.
The Nuffield Department of Medicine hosts the Academic Clinical Lecturership in Respiratory Medicine
The Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (NDM) is one of the largest departments of the University of Oxford and is part of the Medical Sciences Division, with responsibility for a significant part of the teaching of clinical students within the Medical School. The Department also has a substantial research programme which requires high quality administrative management. For this purpose, the Department is split into six groupings, with the Experimental Medicine unit forming one of these groups. NDM has significant financial turnover and complexity, resulting from its diverse research portfolio, its geographical spread and its close links with NHS funding and strategic teams involved in the development and delivery of increasingly integrated clinical research platforms. For more information please visit: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/home
Experimental Medicine is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine. We have staff based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Peter Medawar and Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine sites.
Research within Experimental Medicine spans fundamental basic science to translational and experimental medicine approaches including clinical trials. We seek to understand the pathophysiology of disease and apply this knowledge to develop enhanced diagnostics and treatments for human disease.
Experimental Medicine’s thematic research includes immunology, dermatology, stroke medicine, geratology, behavioural science, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, palliative care and respiratory medicine. The research is undertaken within different groups and research units and includes clinical trials.
For more information please visit www.expmedndm.ox.ac.uk/home
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Oxford seeks to admit undergraduate students with the intellectual potential to benefit fully from the college tutorial system and small group learning to which Oxford is deeply committed. Meeting in small groups with their tutor, undergraduates are exposed to rigorous scholarly challenge and learn to develop their critical thinking, their ability to articulate their views with clarity, and their personal and intellectual confidence. They receive a high level of personal attention from leading academics.
Oxford has a strong postgraduate student body which now numbers nearly 10,000, nearly 45% of the full-time students. Postgraduates are attracted to Oxford by the international standing of the faculty, by the rigorous intellectual training on offer, by the excellent research and laboratory facilities available, and by the resources of the museums and libraries, including one of the world’s greatest libraries, the Bodleian.
Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.
For more information, please visit www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation.
The Medical Sciences Division
The Medical Sciences Division is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching, and the largest academic division in the University of Oxford. It includes 11 clinical departments and 5 non-clinical departments. World-leading programmes, housed in state-of-the-art facilities, cover the full range of scientific endeavour from the molecule to the population. With our NHS partners we also foster the highest possible standards in patient care.
For more information please visit www.medisci.ox.ac.uk
All of the Division’s departments are in receipt of Athena SWAN awards that recognise advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK. Clinical care is delivered by experienced specialists at the pinnacle of their profession. Our trust is made up of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital (which also includes the Children's Hospital and West Wing), Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford and the Horton General Hospital in the north of Oxfordshire.
We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation) medical education, training and research.
Our collaboration with the University of Oxford underpins the quality of the care that is provided to patients; to the delivery of high-quality research bringing innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside; and the delivery of high-quality education and training of doctors.
Existing collaborations include the ambitious research programmes established through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), located on the John Radcliffe Hospital site and at the Biomedical Research Unit in musculoskeletal disease at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. These set the standard in translating science and research into new and better NHS clinical care.
For more information on the Trust and its services visit http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/
University Benefits, Terms and Conditions
The salary for the Academic Clinical Lecturer will be confirmed according to qualifications and experience and where necessary in line with current pay protection arrangements in the NHS.
The University offers generous pension provision. Eligible staff may join the Universities Superannuation Scheme (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/pensions/uss/) or the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions).
Length of appointment
The appointment will be for a fixed term of four years. However, the appointment will end after four years or six months after completion of CCT, whichever is earlier. The appointment will be reviewed formally at the end of a probationary period of 24 months following a report requested after 18 months in post.
The length of appointment for local posts will depend on the funding available.
Academic clinical lecturers may spend up to 30 working days in each year on projects outside their employment duties, such as consultancy, spin-out activity and membership of research councils and other bodies. There is no limit to the amount of money which staff may earn from these activities. Full details are available on the university website at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/academic/approvaltoholdoutsideappointments/. Guidance on ownership of intellectual property (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/182-052.shtml) and managing conflicts of interest (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/integrity/conflict/policy/) is also available on the university website.
Medical Defence Society
Although it is not a condition of employment that academic clinical lecturers belong to a medical defence society, it is strongly recommended that such staff maintain at least the basic cover provided by such bodies.
Membership of Congregation
Oxford’s community of scholars governs itself through Congregation which is its “parliament”. You will be a voting member of Congregation.
See www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation/governance and www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/781-121.shtml for further details.
The University offers generous family leave arrangements, such as maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave. Details are available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/during/family/. You will have considerable flexibility in the day-to-day organisation of duties in the Associate Professor role. Requests for flexible working patterns will be accommodated as far as possible.
You will be eligible to apply to use the University nurseries (subject to availability of places). For details of the nurseries and how to apply for places, please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/childcare/.
The University subscribes to My Family Care, a benefit which allows staff to register for emergency back-up childcare and adultcare services, a 'speak to an expert' phone line and a wide range of guides and webinars through a website called the Work + Family Space.
For more details, please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/benefits/family/mfc/
The Oxford University Newcomers' Club is run by volunteers, whose aim is to help the newly-arrived partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic and administrative members of the University to settle in and to give them opportunities to meet people in Oxford. Further information is available at www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk/.
The Careers Service has a dedicated adviser for the partners of University employees, offering assistance in finding employment, training or volunteering opportunities.
For details, please see www.careers.ox.ac.uk/
Welcome for International Staff
One of Oxford’s great strengths is its truly international body of research and teaching staff from over 140 countries, and we welcome applications from academics across the world. We can help international staff and partners/families make the transition to Oxford. Information about relocation, living and working in the UK and Oxford is available at www.internationalstaffwelcome.admin.ox.ac.uk/
If you require a visa, we have a dedicated team to support successful applicants through the immigration process (for Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas) from job offer through to arrival in the UK.
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining the best people, whoever they are, to ensure equality of opportunity. The Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund provides resources for innovative projects to promote diversity.
The Equality and Diversity Unit promotes good practice across the University by developing policies and offering training, and runs a range of support networks for staff. It works closely with Colleges, the Oxford University Student Union and external campaign groups.
Please see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/ for details.
Other benefits and discounts for University employees
The University has a range of facilities and benefits for its staff, including discounted health insurance, sustainable travel schemes, and discounts in local shops and restaurants. Details are available at:
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to the University’s standard pre-employment screening. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity, references, a pre-employment health declaration, and any other checks as applicable to the post. We advise you to read the notes for applicants at www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening/
Immunity status, medical declaration and appraisal
NHS Trusts will not allow honorary contract holders to commence clinical contact with patients unless documentary evidence is produced of Hepatitis B status, BCG vaccination/TB immunity, and Rubella immunity. The successful candidate will therefore be required to produce such documentary evidence. The appointment will also be subject to satisfactory completion of a University medical declaration and an NHS pre-employment assessment form
The Academic Clinical Lecturer will be required to take part in the relevant NHS appraisal scheme.
Offer of employment
Applications for this post will be considered by a selection committee containing representatives from the relevant department, the OUHFT, TVHEE and OUCAGS. The selection committee is responsible for conducting all aspects of the recruitment and selection process; it does not, however, have the authority to make the final decision as to who should be appointed. The final decision will be made by the Medical Sciences Divisional Board on the basis of a recommendation made by the selection committee. No offer of appointment will be valid, therefore, until and unless the recommendation has been approved by the divisional board, and a formal contractual offer has been made.
Hazard-specific / Safety-critical
This job may include the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:
- Night working (11pm-6am)
- Lone Working
- Working with Ionising Radiation
- Working with category 3b or 4 lasers (laser safety class)
- Working with infectious pathogens (hazard group 2/3) - Hazard Group 3 pathogens
- Working with blood, human products and human tissues
- Work in clinical areas with direct contact with patients (NOT administrative roles)
- Work with allergens, E.g. laboratory animals, pollen, dust, fish or insects etc.
- Work with any substance which has any of the following pictograms on their MSDS:
- Travel outside of Europe or North America on University Business
NIHR Clinical Lecturerships: Entry, Eligibility, and Exit Points from April 2022
This guidance note relates to the recruitment of NIHR Clinical Lecturerships (CLs) starting on or after 1st April 2022. Successful applicants from the 2022 recruitment round must be in post by 30th June 2023.
The NIHR Clinical Lecturership phase is aimed at doctors with a PhD/MD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, who already have a substantial amount of specialty training experience. It provides opportunities for post-higher degree research and facilitates applications for further research funding for doctors working towards completion of specialty training.
There should be joint academic and clinical appraisal according to Follett principles with assessment, according to College and LETB recommendations for Clinical Lecturers. A general overview for reviewing the progression of trainees undertaking joint clinical and academic training programmes is provided in the Gold Guide, though to aid trainees, supervisors and assessors in reviewing academic training and progress, the Academy of Medical Sciences has formulated supplementary guidelines available at: http://issuu.com/acmedsci/docs/guidelin/1
- The NIHR Clinical Lecturer post is aimed at doctors who must already hold a higher research degree (MD/PhD or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
- The 4-year duration of the NIHR Clinical Lecturership may mean that a period of dedicated clinical training is appropriate. This may be taken prior to application, in which case the candidate will become ineligible for a 2022 post, if the length of their dedicated period of clinical training would preclude them from applying and taking up the NIHR Clinical Lecturership before the 30th June 2023 deadline. It may, in some cases, be more appropriate to undertake a period of clinical training upon completion of the NIHR Clinical Lecturership. This must be taken into account by the individual and his/her Training Programme Director and the appropriate arrangements put in place to accommodate this.
- NIHR Clinical Lecturerships are designed for those that have already had a substantial period of clinical training, therefore appointments may not be made at FY2, CMT, CST, ST1 or ST2. NIHR Clinical Lecturership posts may only be offered at ST3 or above.
- Individuals who are successful at interview must be able to take up their post before 30th June 2023. No extensions will be granted.
- Doctors wishing to apply for a NIHR CL must already hold a higher research degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant subject area and must be at a minimum level of ST3.
- NIHR CLs are designed for those who have made satisfactory progress in both clinical and academic training. Trainees will have completed Foundation Training (or equivalent) and will have already had a substantial period of clinical training; therefore appointments may not be made at FY2, CMT, CST, ST1, or ST2.
- Specialist Registrars (SpR) or Specialty Registrars (StR) may apply to this scheme. Doctors with specialist/ty experience (as an SHO, LAT or equivalent), who meet the entry criteria into specialty training may also apply, subject to them having completed a relevant PhD, MD, or equivalent.
- The scheme is open to general practitioners (GPs) who have completed a PhD, MD, or equivalent and have completed their clinical training. Exceptional candidates nearing the end of their vocational training may also be considered.
- NIHR CL posts are only available to medically-qualified candidates. Non-medical healthcare professions should reference the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme.
- Candidates that have already completed one NIHR CL may not apply for another, but may apply for a locally-funded Clinical Lectureship.
- Candidates with less than 1 year to gaining a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) may be more suited to a NIHR Advanced Fellowship, or other post-doctoral fellowship, rather than a NIHR CL.
- Candidates may only apply if they have already submitted their PhD or MD thesis at the time of application. If the candidate’s thesis has not been submitted by the application closing date, then they are ineligible to apply in this round. Successful candidates may not take up their post until their PhD or MD had been fully awarded. If this will not be awarded until after the 30 June 2023 deadline, then the candidate is ineligible to apply in the 2022 round.
COMPLETION OF AN NIHR CLINICAL LECTURERSHIP
- The duration of a NIHR CL will be for a maximum of 4 years (1.0 WTE) or until CCT is reached, whichever is the sooner. During this time the trainee combines 50% clinical specialty training with 50% academic training to complete a substantial piece of postdoctoral research.
- It is expected that a significant number of the trainees will, where appropriate, apply for a further peer reviewed, post-doctoral training award such as a NIHR Advanced Fellowship.
- For trainees who are not anticipated to reach CCT within the maximum 4 years funding of the NIHR CL post, arrangements will need to be put in place locally to enable the trainee to return to standard clinical training after the completion of the NIHR CL. Examples are shown below:
- A trainee has been in post for 3 years and reaches CCT. The 6 month period of grace will apply and the maximum extension that can be granted will be a further 6 months.
- A trainee has been in post for 18 months and reaches CCT. The 6 month period of grace will apply and the maximum extension that can be granted will be a further 12 months. Even though the 4 year maximum has not been reached, a maximum limit of a further 12 months for an extension will apply.
- To discuss extensions further on a case by case basis, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For trainees who will not reach CCT within the maximum 4 years of the NIHR Clinical Lecturership post, arrangements will need to be put in place locally to enable the trainee to return to clinical training after the completion of the NIHR CL post and therefore reach CCT.
Clinical benchmarking guidance for Clinical Lectureship appointments where the applicant does not currently hold an NTN or NTN(A) in the associated Specialty
Award of an NTN
Please note that applications for Academic Clinical Lecturer posts (including NIHR Clinical Lecturer posts) require candidates to hold a current NTN. If a number is not held the candidate would need to clinically benchmark to be able to take up the post. Clinical benchmarking can be achieved through application for specialty training within the national recruitment window where the minimal appointable score must be achieved. Trainees are responsible for ensuring that their clinical application is submitted within the appropriate recruitment round to ensure that they are benchmarked before the date that the post needs to commence.
For further information please visit: https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment.
Please note: for candidates that require clinical benchmarking, this must be undertaken within the NIHR CL recruitment window enabling the candidate to be active in post by 30 June 2023.
Academic Clinical Lecturership (ACL)
NIHR Integrated Academic Training Path
4 years fixed term
Salary: Grade A63 or A67: £35,858 - £63,422 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience, in line with current pay protection and transitional arrangements in the NHS
Applications are invited from the listed specialties for one post under the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway. This is a fixed-term, four-year post which offers excellent opportunities to undertake high quality research within a clinically excellent environment and to undertake clinical work towards gaining a CCT. In addition to the NIHR funded post available, locally funded posts may also be awarded in parallel, subject to funding and assessment against the stated criteria for the role. Applicants should be medically qualified, ST3 and above, have full GMC registration and already hold, or have submitted for Higher Degree (PhD/DPhil/MD). Applicants must also hold a current National Training Number (NTN).
Plastic surgery, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7BN
Respiratory Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday, 16 September 2022. Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams on Thursday, 6 October 2022.
For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Christopher Pugh at email@example.com
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committed to equality and valuing diversity.
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