Clinical Chair in Diabetes

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Thursday, 5 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 5 January 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition

Institute of Medical Sciences

Clinical Chair in Diabetes


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Chair (Clinical) in Diabetes within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

The creation of this post has been driven by the research opportunities to partner with medical scientists within the School especially in the Rowett Institute to capitalise on the translational opportunities of having a senior clinical academic in diabetes research for internal collaboration. 

The successful applicant will be expected to provide high standards of research and academic leadership and should therefore already have an internationally recognised record in independent research as well as relevant clinical qualifications and experience.  A contribution to the teaching portfolio is required.  The appointment will carry honorary consultant status, with appropriate clinical duties undertaken within NHS Grampian (NHSG).

This permanent post is aimed at individuals at Consultant level within Diabetes and Endocrinology who have already demonstrated commitment to a clinical academic career path and delivered excellence in both academic and clinical roles at a senior level.  The appointee will be accorded NHS Honorary Consultant status as appropriate and will contribute to the clinical work of the NHS Department. 

The principal objective for this senior appointment is to establish a research team, make internal and external collaborations and provide clinical research leadership working across the University and NHSG.

The person appointed will bring expertise in one of the areas in which the School has proven strengths – neuroscience, obesity, metabolic and gut health, diabetes and cardiovascular, clinical trials or health services research. There is the expectation for significant growth through a portfolio of work by creating a critical mass in one of these fields.

The successful applicant will be expected to have an international profile in diabetes research and a clinical programme of expertise suitable to contribute to clinical service. S/he will have an established track record in obtaining research funding (charities, research councils or industry) and/or carrying out clinical trials.  The successful applicant will have a record of delivering high impact publications. Full GMC registration and a Higher Degree, PhD or equivalent is essential.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical salary scale for staff holding honorary consultant contracts (£82,669 - £109,849 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

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This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 05 January 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

01224 437965

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bhattacharya.

Please quote reference number IMS189A on all correspondence