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Reader in Cardiology (Clinical)

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive package for an outstanding candidate
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th April 2019
Closes: 1st July 2019
Job Ref: 80018

The appointment:

The Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences seeks to appoint a senior academic cardiologist.  We are looking for a successful clinical or translational researcher who wants to lead a research programme in ICVS and in Sandwell and West Birmingham (SWBH) NHS Trust.

The Institute is one of eight research institutes that form the core of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. ICVS is recognised around the world for its research in atrial fibrillation and thrombo-inflammation.  The appointee will hold an honorary consultant contract with SWBH NHS Trust where the clinical role will be based. The department of cardiology at SWBH NHS Trust has particular research strengths in atrial fibrillation and an active clinical trials programme. SWBH NHS Trust plans a new clinical research facility within the trust and aims to become an exemplar for integrated care.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual to lead an active translational and clinical research programme and to further develop a national and international research portfolio in cardiovascular research in an environment conducive to clinical and translational research. The successful candidate will have full access to our research infrastructure related to clinical trials, analysis of big data, and underpinning discovery science, including the Birmingham Institute of Translational Medicine, the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, the emerging capacity for handling and analysing big data in the substantive Midlands HDRUK site, and discovery science laboratories in the Institute.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a translational / clinical work stream in cardiovascular research, ideally linked to the main themes of the Institute
  • Lead the cardiovascular clinical research team at SWBH NHS Trust
  • Contribute to the clinical work in the cardiology specialty at SWBH NHS trust
  • Contribute to teaching cardiovascular sciences at UoB
  • Work in collaboration with other staff and assume leadership responsibilities within the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and SWBH NHS Trust
  • Promote and market the work of the College, Institute and SWBH NHS Trust in the subject area both nationally and internationally
  • Undertake other duties as determined by the Head of Institute, the Head of College and the SWBH NHS Trust Executive
  • Make a major contribution to the management of research activities
  • Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support of cardiovascular research
  • Publish leading research that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality
  • Provide leadership of research that contributes to the progression of cardiovascular research
  • Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy, methods and standards, more widely than the School

Person Specification


  • Eligible for GMC Registration
  • Inclusion on Specialist Register in Cardiology
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • Higher Degree (MD or PhD)

Skills & Knowledge

  • Specialist knowledge of translational cardiovascular research
  • Interdisciplinary expertise

Personal attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Capable of building strong and effective professional relationships with patients, families and colleagues
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Salary: Competitive package for an outstanding candidate.

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