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Chair in Psychological Medicine

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Location: London
Salary: £77,913 to £105,042 depending on seniority per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th April 2019
Closes: 15th July 2019
Job Ref: QMUL18239

Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and East London NHS Foundation Trust

The Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary invites applications from scholars of international distinction for an appointment at the rank of Chair in Psychological Medicine with a focus on Chronic Disease and Mental Illness.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here.

The Centre for Psychiatry is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and treatment of mental illness through biopsychosocial mechanisms. We are particularly active in programmes of research on public mental health, health promotion, prevention and early intervention. Programmes include work in health services, and population studies of complex risk and protective factors, and health inequalities. We have an international reputation for cultural, social and environmental epidemiology and trials of complex interventions. Details about the Centre can be found at

This is a new post to meet the needs of our population with multiple morbidities at East London Foundation NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and to contribute to the delivery of high-quality research and teaching at Queen Mary University of London, specifically within the Centre for Psychiatry.

Candidates should have a PhD in psychiatry, psychology or a related field with a particular focus on chronic disease (for example, genetics, statistics, epidemiology or related discipline) and be an internationally recognised expert on one or more aspects of mental illnesses. Please see the Job Profile for more information.

The post is indefinite. The salary will be in the range £77,913 - £105,042 per annum depending on seniority. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Wolfson Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Kamaldeep Bhui at

Queries regarding the application process should go to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL18239.

The closing date is 15 July 2019.

The interviews are expected to be held on 4 September 2019.

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