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Assistant Professor in Transplant Surgery

Department of Surgery

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £84,559- £114,003
  • REF: RE29620
  • Closes: 23rd January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a University Assistant Professor position in the Department of Surgery (Transplant Surgery and Immunology), University of Cambridge.

This is a new position aligned to the Departmental research effort to overcome the major limitations in solid organ transplantation, such as those relating to rejection, sensitisation, immunosuppressive therapy and the supply of donor organs.

The Department of Surgery has a bench to bedside, translational focus and links laboratory science to applied clinical research, with the key feature of close integration of University and NHS surgeons. This includes an experimental medicine approach and features advanced imaging and tissue analysis (including at a molecular level) with an overarching aim to improve stratification of patient groups so as to better match the timing and type of surgical treatment.

Our structure is therefore optimised for translational and clinical impact with clinical themes of Transplantation, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery as well as cross-cutting themes of stem cell medicine, clinical trials, research platforms and surgical oncology.

The successful applicant will have an excellent record of research and will be expected to develop an ambitious, high quality and externally funded research programme at an international level. This will complement an involvement in the advanced clinical practice within the Department. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the University and its associated institutes.

Candidates must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department and will be expected to contribute to and develop such teaching.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, post-doctoral experience and strong evidence of research excellence. In addition, they must be clinically trained in Transplantation and able to contribute to service delivery at the level of a consultant (honorary).

Appointments will be made at Assistant Professor level with a probationary period of five years. If successful at probation, the title becomes Associate Professor, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter subject to satisfactory progress.

This is an integrated appointment between the University and the relevant NHS Trust/Body (“NHS Trust”). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by the NHS Trust. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

Please ensure that in the “upload section” of the online application you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), research publications list and a covering letter (comprising a 1-page cover letter on professional experience, how you will fit with the Department and contribute to teaching, and a 2-page research proposal).

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Cluster HR team, who support the Department of Surgery: ClusterHR@medschl.cam.ac.uk.

As an alternative, you can contact the appropriate Academic Professor for additional information, as follows: Professor Andrew McCaskie: awm41@cam.ac.uk or Professor Mike Nicholson: mln31@cam.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact cshrclinical@admin.cam.ac.uk

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date is 23rd January 2022

Interview date TBC

Please quote reference RE29620 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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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