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NUAcT Fellow: Clinical Research

Requisition ID:  1841

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: Appointment will be at the appropriate University pay scale for clinical academics depending on stage of training and seniority and for medically qualified appointees at consultant level. 

Closing Date: 6 March 2020


The Role


Please click here to download the candidate briefing pack for full details on how to apply for this vacancy - applications must include all of the supporting documents listed in the pack.


The NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship Scheme offers a five-year, well-resourced Fellowships in any academic discipline, leading to an open-ended faculty appointment. NUAcT Clinical Fellows will join a thriving cohort of talented early career researchers across the NUAcT Scheme and will be fully supported to reach their potential with bespoke development opportunities, dedicated mentors and access to world class research facilities. Fellowships are fully flexible to accommodate part time working patterns.


Newcastle University is an anchor institution in a vibrant city and we work closely with external partners from local communities through to global organisations, conducting research that benefits our region, our country and the world. Our international research is facilitated by having physical bases in four locations (Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia).


We are looking for academic clinicians who are inspiring researchers and who can make a positive contribution to our research environment - people who can nurture and develop those around them; who value a diverse and supportive workplace and can be proactive in developing one; and who can be outward facing and inter-disciplinary, establishing collaborations and networks. You will also be a talented and motivated clinical academic researcher with the potential to develop a leading international profile and you will be genuinely excited about your research programme and the difference it can make.


What does the NUAcT programme offer?

  • Five years' salary (or five years FTE equivalent if working part time)
  • Initial fixed term appointment with progression to an open-ended contract subject to review
  • Research expenses (up to £50k, subject to research programme needs)
  • Funding for a PhD studentship associated with the research project
  • Dedicated mentors with world class expertise and significant research management experience
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class interdisciplinary research centres
  • A bespoke personal development plan and extensive training opportunities
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers


We strive to be sector leading in our work on equality, diversity and inclusion. Please visit our EDI webpages for further information on our intiatives and policies which help to make our workplace fair, family friendly and genuinely inclusive.


Who can apply?

Our NUAcT Clinical Fellows can come from a range of professional clinical backgrounds and will bring with them a wealth of experience in research,  teaching and engagement. They will have a passion for their research and for developing a cohesive and positive research environment, an appetite for exploring ways of inter-disciplinary working across boundaries both within and outside of the University, and the motivation and talent to carry out research that can have a real and meaningful impact on a global platform.


The Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University offers a vibrant research environment for clinical academics across the whole translational pathway from biosciences, through translational and clinical research to population health sciences. Strong collaborative links with local NHS partners provide opportunity for ground-breaking research which is focused on ultimate patient benefit.


Applicants should have successfully completed a higher research degree, ideally a PhD. They will have a track record of high quality research publications in leading journals and a proven ability to secure external research funding. They will be able to demonstrate a trajectory towards research independence, to articulate a clear research vision and to create a collaborative network nationally and internationally. It is likely that medically qualified candidates would be towards the end of their speciality training or be within 3 years of appointment at Consultant or GP level. Non-medically qualified clinicians will be experienced clinical practicioners having completed professional training for their clinical discipline. Medical applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practice in the UK and other clinicians should hold current registration with their relevant professional body. International medical graduates must be eligible to apply for GMC registration and a UK licence to practice and would need to have secured these before being able to take up the post


Successful applicants should expect to spend 80% of their time dedicated to delivery of their research programme and in development of core teaching skills allowing 20% to be used for clinical practice with a suitable NHS or Local Authority partner.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe


For full details on eligibility and how to apply please download a candidate briefing pack from the NUAcT website.


Further information can be found using  thies website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuact


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 1841