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University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Palliative Care


Applications are invited to an exciting new opportunity to take up a senior clinical medical academic appointment to lead medical student teaching and research in Palliative and End of Life Care at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. The post is based in the Primary Care Unit.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead medical student Palliative and End of Life Care teaching in the School of Clinical Medicine (40%)
  • Lead a personal programme of Palliative and End of Life Care research, including postgraduate teaching of clinical and academic colleagues (40%)
  • Contribute to patient care in their clinical speciality (20%)
  • Be an Elected Fellow and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at St Edmunds College

Essential skills, qualifications and experience

  • Clinical experience in a medical speciality relevant to Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Higher degree (PhD, MD or equivalent)
  • Experience and creativity to lead and develop medical student Palliative and End of Life Care teaching
  • Record of research publications and research grant income generation
  • Ability to establish a significant teaching and research presence in the university
  • Ability to work collaboratively on health research programmes by contributing Palliative Care and methodological expertise
  • Ability to contribute to post-graduate teaching of Masters and Doctoral students
  • Ability to contribute to the direction and management of the Primary Care Unit
  • Excellent interpersonal, team-working and communication skills
  • Experience of academic leadership commensurate with holding the post of Speciality Director for Palliative Care in the School of Clinical Medicine
  • Commitment to professional and personal development
  • Commitment to the aims of the Primary Care Unit and of the Department of Public Health & Primary Care
  • Academic synergy with existing strengths within the Primary Care Unit and the Department of Public Health & Primary Care
  • Full Registration and Licence to Practice with GMC

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and list of publications, in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

We welcome informal email enquiries to Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer at sigb2@medschl.cam.ac.uk. If you would like to arrange an informal telephone conversation with Dr Barclay or arrange an informal visit, please contact his Research PA Angela Harper ah523@medschl.cam.ac.uk 01223 746505

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a seminar on their research and teaching and attend a formal interview. This process will take place during May 2019.

Please quote reference RH16077 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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