Professor of Gastroenterology

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Professor of Gastroenterology within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition and the Clinical Department of Gastroenterology.

The creation of this post has been led by the University and the Clinical Department of Gastroenterology who have identified as a priority the appointment of a senior academic in the field who can establish a programme of research, act as a focus for others to work with, stimulate research grant applications and publications and to foster a stimulating environment. Consideration will be given to appointment at Reader level for candidates who do not yet meet the complete specification but demonstrate an upward trajectory of academic quality and potential.

The principal objective for this senior appointment is to establish a research team, make internal and external collaborations, provide clinical research leadership and enable translational research in partnership with laboratory or health services or economics research staff. Applications are welcome from candidates who will strengthen priority areas within the School. Applicants working in colonic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition or whose work has synergies with the Rowett Institute ( are particularly welcome.

The successful applicant will be expected to have an international profile in gastroenterology translational research and clinical expertise in one of the above defined areas. S/he will have a proven track record in obtaining research funding from charities, research councils or pharma industry, and delivering clinical trials and a translational programme as well as high impact publications. Full GMC registration and a Higher Degree, PhD or equivalent is essential.

A contribution to the teaching portfolio associated with Gastroenterology is required at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The appointment will carry honorary consultant status, with appropriate clinical duties undertaken with NHS Grampian.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the salary scale for Staff Honorary Consultant Contracts salary scale (£78,304 - £105,570 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Professor Steven Heys, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (Tel: 01224 437968 or e-mail: or Dr Ashis Mukhopadhya, Clinical Service Director (Tel: 01224 558952 or email:

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27 September 2017.

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