Clinical Chair/Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine

Queen's University Belfast
Belfast (City/Town) (GB)
£76,761 - £103,491 per annum
February 25 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Queen’s University Belfast

Centre for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, with over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The Centre for Experimental Medicine is part of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science at QUB. The Centre provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and collegiality environment to answer major questions of human health by understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease. The Centre is an internationally recognized excellent hub for research on respiratory medicine and critical care, ophthalmology, microvascular biology, basic immunology, and host-pathogen (viral and bacterial) interactions. This rich scientific environment provides unique opportunities for fast track translation of basic discoveries into human health, and to illuminate mechanisms in clinical research. The Centre has access to core facilities for discovery science and platforms to do clinical work. We have significant experience on clinical trials (from phase I to phase III), and on implementation of clinical outcomes.

The Clinical Chair/Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine is part of a strategic expansion of the clinical academic base of cardiovascular medicine within the Centre for Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and will play a pivotal role bridging cardiovascular medicine and discovery science in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT). The successful candidate will undertake research in line with the School’s research strategy, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level, contribute to administration and outreach activity and deliver and enhance clinical service.

The clinical activities of the post will be within a cardiovascular specialty at the BHSCT and will involve Programmed Activities agreed through the annual, integrated job plan.

The successful Chair/Senior Lecturer will have:

•  Primary Medical Degree

•  Higher degree (PhD, MD or equivalent).

•  Full Registration with the GMC.

•  Inclusion on the relevant Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within six months of the interview date.

•  Post registration qualification (Membership of relevant Royal College or equivalent by examination).

•  Record of high quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals.

•  Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding or other resources to underpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes

•  Successful PhD supervision, normally as Primary Supervisor.

•  Substantial relevant teaching experience at University level.

Further information about the Centre can be found at 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mark Harbinson at QUB, email: or Dr Mark Spence, Consultant Cardiologist at BHSCT, tel: +44 (0)28 9063 3223

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Salary scale:     £76,761 - £103,491 per annum

Closing date:     Thursday 4 April 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.

For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

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