Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology / Hepatology - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

University of Birmingham

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Position type:

Full time


£32,569 to £56,394

06 Jan 2020
01 Feb 2020

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-190003HA

Position Details

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,569 to £56,394

Full Time Fixed Term Contract for 5 years or until CCT plus 6 months (whichever is sooner)

Closing date: 1st of February 2020


Job Purpose

The post is an HEFCE funded Clinical Lectureship at the University of Birmingham, in Gastroenterology/Hepatology. This post is available for 5 years or until CCT plus 6 months (whichever is sooner). It is, therefore, anticipated that the training programme will attract applicants who have already completed part of their higher specialist training in general medicine or gastroenterology.


Scope of the role

The successful candidate will be appointed to the academic gastroenterology and hepatology training scheme.  

Clinical placement will be divided between the Gastroenterology and Liver Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. During the Gastroenterology placement there will be exposure to general medicine and acute medical takes. During the placement on the Liver Unit the candidate will participate in ward work, clinics as well as the on call rota. Clinical contribution will be on a 0.5 WTE basis.

Academic placement will be in the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research and training will be overseen by Professor Newsome (Director of Centre and Academic Training Lead for Gastroenterology) and Professor Ghosh. The lecturer will be expected to develop research interests under their supervision in line with those of the Centre, with a view to applying for clinician scientist/intermediate fellowship funding. The successful candidate would work closely within the £12M NIHR Biomedical Research Centre hosted in Birmingham.

The lecturer will be reviewed carefully from both the academic and clinical training perspective during their tenure. Clinical training will be assessed by the Gastroenterology Training Committee. The timing and logistics of this exchange will be coordinated by the training committee and the University.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The post-holders have responsibilities, which include the care of inpatients and outpatients with general medical and gastrointestinal or liver problems and which from time to time include teaching of introductory course students, junior clinical clerks, final year students and postgraduate students and co-ordination of undergraduate medical examinations at the training hospital.  

The appointee is encouraged to develop a programme of discovery and/or translational research in line with current areas of interest in gastroenterology/hepatology. Special areas of research interest include immunology, stromal cell biology and regeneration, of inflammatory bowel and liver disease. Another major area of interest is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with strength in pre-clinical and clinical phases.  


Person Specification

  • A higher degree (MD/PhD) is highly desirable or working towards
  • Practical experience of applying the specialist skills required for the role
  • Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively
  • Ability to access and organise resources successfully.
  • Plan own day to day activity within the framework of the course programme 
  • Timescales for most activities will range from 1-6 months in advance
  • Liaise with support staff on routine matters 
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings
  • Regular contact and liaison with students 


The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory Occupational Health and/or DBS clearance prior to appointment.

For informal queries please contact Prof P Newsome


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