Associate Academic Fellow

Cardiff University - School of Medicine, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Division of Population Medicine

This successful and established Scheme has been running for sixteen years, providing a rolling programme of two-year posts for four doctors at any one time.  It is based in Cardiff and South East Wales, within the Division of Population Medicine which has an internationally competitive track record in research, and makes a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The Scheme would suit any GP qualified to work in Wales who wanted to learn about teaching, critical appraisal and research, and be sponsored to gain a further qualification of their choice, whilst delivering much needed support to practices in disadvantaged areas to improve patient care.

No previous academic experience is required, there is a high level of support from senior staff, both academically, and clinically.  In addition the strong and cohesive team of Associate Academic Fellows provides plenty of peer support.

Typically an Associate Academic Fellow will go on to practice in deprived areas while maintaining links with the Division of Population Medicine, in teaching and research.  They also are highly likely to teach undergraduates in their practices and become GP trainers.  Some have moved into Public Health and medical management.

Comments from a recent alumni survey:
‘This scheme has been pivotal in the career path I have taken’
‘Probably the scheme was the most intense, exciting and satisfying 2 years of my working life so far!’
In a rapidly changing professional world this is an unrivalled opportunity to gain experience and qualifications that would prepare a GP for wider future professional opportunities.

Please see our website for more information about the Scheme. (

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week, fixed-term for 2 years and available immediately.

Salary: £31,931 - £55,289 per annum (Clinical Academic Salary Scale: D1) –  It is anticipated appointments will be made towards the top of this scale. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director ( to arrange an informal meeting pre-application.

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Closing date: Sunday, 20 August 2017

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution.  Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks: 

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment.  We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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