UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Chair in Age-Related Comorbidities

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Posted
11 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MEDICAL SCIENCES AND NUTRITION

CHAIR IN AGE-RELATED COMORBIDITIES

REF NO: IMS148A 

We are seeking to appoint a specialist in ageing and age-related comorbidities with a proven track record in multidisciplinary research in this area to bring discovery science underpinning metabolic disease and arthritis, lifestyle and nutrition together with epidemiology, including intervention studies and health services research. The appointee’s research activities will preferably be in the field of arthritis and musculoskeletal medicine and will integrate and synergise with the work in the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (ACAMH; https://www.abdn.ac.uk/acamh/) led by Professor Cosimo De Bari.

The successful candidate will be based within the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ims/), where we have internationally recognised strengths within the ACAMH.  Working with colleagues from the NHS and from our world-leading Institute of Applied Health Sciences, the overarching vision of the ACAMH is to facilitate innovative interdisciplinary clinical, research and training activities at the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian. 

The appointee will bring knowledge to strengthen our expertise and create bridges across our internationally renowned laboratory-based discovery science in the IMS and the Rowett Institute and the world-leading population studies in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences. 

We wish to appoint an excellent scientist with a strong academic track record in ageing and age-related comorbidities and multidisciplinary research in this area.   

Applicants will have an established research programme, preferably in the field of arthritis and musculoskeletal medicine, within the wider context of discovery science underpinning metabolic disease and arthritis, lifestyle and nutrition together with epidemiology, including intervention studies and health services research.  They will have proven ability to attract a portfolio of external research funding from a variety of sources including charities, research councils (UKRI), government funding or from industry. They will have a record of delivering high quality scientific output and publications, building an externally funded research team and creating a vibrant environment for research and teaching. The successful applicant will establish fruitful partnerships with colleagues within the ACAMH, the IMS and other institutes within the School and with NHS colleagues on the Foresterhill site.  Having NHS Grampian on-site also provides significant depth to our research and ensures patient-centred relevance and clinical translation through the state-of-the art clinical research facilities.

A contribution to the teaching portfolio within the School is required and candidates should demonstrate excellence in education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

We seek outstanding research scientists who wish to expand their established research programme within the collaborative and vibrant environment of the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 9 salary scale (£59,828 - £67,318 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period. 

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here    

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 437068 or email grant.rae@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Paul Fowler, Interim Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
p.a.fowler@abdn.ac.uk

or 

Professor Cosimo De Bari, Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal health 
c.debari@abdn.ac.uk 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Fowler or De Bari.

Please quote reference number IMS148A on all correspondence 

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.