Associate Professor in Hepatology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£82,096 to £110,683 per annum
28 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £82,096 to £110,683 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1449321FC

The University of Southampton, in partnership with University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit an outstanding academic hepatologist to join the current hepatology team of consultants (4 NHS and 1 University). The post will be jointly held between The University of Southampton (5PAs) and University Hospitals Southampton (UHS) NHS Trust (5PAs).

The successful candidate will work 50% as a clinical academic for the University of Southampton and 50% of the time in the NHS, the post will be hosted by the University.

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis. 

The University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine

The University of Southampton is a leading research-intensive University, a member of the Russell Group and one of the top 100 universities worldwide.  We deliver an excellent educational experience, world-leading research and we are known for successfully commercialising that research through enterprise.

The creation of the Faculty of Medicine has enabled us to build upon strong foundations of basic research and clinical translation specialising in Cancer Sciences (CS), Clinical and Experimental Sciences (CES), Human Development and Health (HDH) and Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education (PPM).

Working with colleagues across the University and in the local NHS we have strengthened our position as a renowned centre for translational research, leading innovative learning and discovery for better health across the life-course.

In this context, we are looking to appoint an outstanding senior academic to develop and lead a major programme of funded clinical research in the field of hepatology.

The University Hospital Southampton (UHS)

UHS provides healthcare to 1.9million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services to >3.7million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research. We provide a high quality care in Hepatology including a number of specialist tertiary level services:

The JAG accredited 7 room Endoscopy Unit provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

There is a supraregional HPB cancer and Interventional Radiology

We are the lead centre for the Wessex HCV ODN

What We Are Looking For

Those trained in the UK must have evidence of Higher Speciality Training leading to a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Gastroenterology and General Medicine or be within three months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Full JAG accreditation in gastroscopy is a requirement of this post.

Applicants Must Have

  • A Minimum of 3 months experience in a Transplant Centre
  • At least 18 months in a Level 2 Hepatology Centre
  • A PhD and evidence of excellence in research, teaching and a track record in generating external grant income. The research interests of the applicant should complement those of the current hepatology team and an interest in public health and/or community hepatology is desirable.
  • Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

Additional Information

Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Professor Salim Khakoo, Professor in Hepatology and Head of School, Clinical and Experimental Sciences;

Dr Mark Wright, Consultant in Hepatology;, 02381204129

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1449321FC on all correspondence.

 The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.