Clinical Senior Lecturer / Associate Prof / Prof in Healthcare of Older People

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

Grade: Clinical Consultant

University of Exeter Medical School, in collaboration with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, is seeking to appoint a Clinical Academic focusing on research and teaching within the field of healthcare for older people.  Research in Ageing, Dementia, Stroke and Healthcare for older people in Exeter spans a wide range of areas from understanding the basic molecular, epigenetic and genetic mechanisms underlying ageing, dementia and cognitive decline, to trials in preventative strategies and therapeutics, the promotion of wellbeing in the elderly by, for example, exposure to the natural environment and reducing social isolation, improving healthcare for older peolple in acute and community services and understanding the needs of carers and family.  
This academic appointment is part of continuing expansion of the medical school and in particular, with the arrival of new Dean, Prof Clive Ballard, the ageing and dementia areas of our research portfolio.

The successful candidate will be appointed at consultant level and be an outstanding academic with a substantial and sustained record of high quality publications and obtaining significant sized competitive grants. For candidates with exceptional clinical and research experience who do not yet meet the requirements for appointment to a Chair, appointment at Associate Professor or Clinical Senior Lecturer  will be available.  

The successful applicant's area of research will be in areas relevant to older people including (but not restricted to):

  • Improving wellbeing
  • Community and social care research
  • Dementia and mental health research, 
  • Personalising medicine for older people,
  • Molecular, cellular, genetic or epigenetic research
  • Clinical trials etc  

A University of Exeter position with an honorary consultant post with the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust, the appointee must be eligible to hold an honorary consultant contract and be included on the GMC Specialist Register. 

We are seeking a talented clinician who is passionate and motivated by medical research who will work collegiately within our established research institutes. 

Keys skills and experience required include:

  • PhD/MD or equivalent
  • An independent, internationally-recognised research programme relevant to older people
  • A strong and sustained track record in attracting funding for research
  • Applicants must have completed their CCT (or equivalent or be nearing completion), be clinically active, with full GMC registration, a licence to practice, listed on the specialist register and be a fellow/member of the relevant Royal College (or equivalent).
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research 
  • An excellent track record of high quality publications
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role

Please indicate clearly in your covering letter which role (Clinical Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer) you are applying for.

For more information please contact Professor Angela Shore at or call 01392 403091.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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