Consultant Forensic Pathologist or Autopsy Pathologist

University of Glasgow - School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Job Purpose

To assist in the service contract of the department in carrying out post mortem examinations, and to contribute fully to its commitments to teaching and research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To take as full a share as possible in servicing the contract which the University has with the Crown Office to carry out post mortem examinations for the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit and to comply with the conditions laid down in the Contract, particularly in relation to report deadlines. This means involvement in all cases appropriate to the experience of the successful applicant. If the successful applicant has appropriate forensic qualifications and experience and will be expected to contribute to the on-call service.
  2. To participate in undergraduate teaching, principally in lecture courses to law and other students, and in student selected components for medical students.
  3. To contribute to postgraduate teaching, both as formal lectures and in the practical training of medical doctors attached to the unit from the United Kingdom and overseas.
  4. To fulfil requirements for continuing professional development, including participation in local and national audit schemes where such exist.
  5. To assist, where possible, in the teaching and professional development of associated professionals e.g. within the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the police.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Clinical Consultant scale from £77,529 per annum based on 10 PA's, see above.
The post carries an additional entitlement depending on "on call" responsibilities. An honorary clinical contract of appropriate seniority will be arranged by application to the NHS.

Members of staff are normally eligible to contribute to the Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS) and on appointment shall be deemed to be in membership of the scheme and contributions deducted accordingly, unless the University is advised in writing prior to the commencement of employment of a wish not to join." Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. It may be possible, if the relevant NHS Superannuation Scheme Criteria are met, for appointees to remain in the NHS Superannuation Scheme while in this post.”

Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
The post for which you are applying is considered ‘registered work’ in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act.

If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at:

Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Vacancy ref: 015176.

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