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Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor, Gynaecological Oncology, School of Medicine

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£54,451.61 - £64,121.65 per annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

Job Details

July 2024 - 2026

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor (Gynaecological Oncology) within UCD School of Medicine

Reference no - 017190

Gynaecological Oncology has seen tremendous growth as a surgical speciality over the last four decades. The need for standardised accreditation of training has been well recognised and internationally accepted.

Our group comprises the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and St Vincent's University Hospital (SVUH), which together constitute the University College Dublin - Gynaecological Oncology Group (UCD-GOG). We are accredited as a training centre for Gynaecological Oncology by the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO).

Our group receives 500 new referrals per year. MMUH as a tertiary centre, also receives referrals from across the country. It is one of two centres that perform exenterative surgery and, in conjunction with our colleagues in the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, is the only centre to offer Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to women with ovarian cancer. Our centre is also accredited by the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Surgery.

Research and teaching with be integrated within this position to allow for the highest standards of training.

The Clinical Tutor component will include instructing and supervising students during their clinical attachment, providing lectures and tutorials as part of the formal clinical curriculum and assist with the preparation of clinical examinations.

Active involvement in research will be encourages. This fellowship can include working with a specific Principal Investigator and may be undertaking a higher research degree (e.g. MD, MCh, MAO, MSc or PhD).

The Special Lecturers/Clinical Tutors play a major role in supporting, organizing and delivering clinical teaching for our students on rotation in our affiliated Teaching hospitals. The Clinical Tutors instruct and supervise students during their clinical attachment, provide lectures and tutorials as part of the formal clinical curriculum and assist with the preparation of clinical examinations. They provide academic support and career mentoring to students and ensure that the clinical rotation supports the learning objective of the relevant module.

A number of Clinical Tutors are also actively involved in our biomedical, clinical or medical education research working with a specific Principal Investigator and may be undertaking a higher research degree (e.g. MD, MCh, MAO, MSc or PhD). These individuals are responsible for undertaking research experiments or data reviews and disseminating their findings through publication as a thesis, in academic journals or at scientific meetings.

All Clinical Tutors are part of a vibrant community of academic staff who pass on their clinical experience and expertise to the next generation of medical professionals. The School provides academic support and training such that the Tutors themselves develop their own educational expertise and leadership.

Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor\2010 (0081\X) Salary Scale: €63,078 - €74,280

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 17th of April 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


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