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Director of the Centre for Conflict Wound Research and Reader or Chair in Wound Healing Research

University of Birmingham - Institute of Inflammation and Aging - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive package for an outstanding candidate
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st January 2020
Closes: 31st March 2020
Job Ref: 81864

Grade – Clinical Professorial with an honorary consultant contract

Salary – Competitive package for an outstanding candidate


The Institute

The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing benefits from a highly collaborative leadership team focused on translational outputs, based within a dedicated wing of the Queen Elizabeth hospital Birmingham. The strength of the Institute’s research is represented by a number of major national awards, including the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research; Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in the Pathogenesis of RA; NIHR SRMRC Trauma Research Centre; NIHR Healthcare Technology Cooperative (Trauma); the Scar Free Foundation Burns Research Centre, as well as our key role in the NIHR BRC in Inflammation.

The Centre for Conflict Wound Research

Within the Institute resides the Centre for Conflict Wound Research, which opened in late 2018 and is funded initially by a £2.9m grant from the Scar Free Foundation ( The interim director is Professor Naiem Moiemen. The Centre for Conflict Wound Research is the world's first specialist military and civilian wound research centre. Its main aim is to minimise the psychological and physical impact of scarring and limb loss among armed forces personnel injured in service and civilians wounded in terrorist attacks. The Centre has been established in a partnership involving the University of Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, and the CASEVAC Club, which represents injured veterans from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Centre begins with three major projects: one determining the mechanisms underlying the scar reducing effects of laser therapy (led by Professors Naiem Moiemen and Janet Lord at Birmingham); a first in man clinical trial of a novel anti-scarring dressing (led by Professors Liam Grover and Ann Logan at Birmingham); a study to assess the psychological impact of an altered appearance as a result of scarring and limb loss sustained during military conflict (led by Professor Di Harcourt, UWE).

Main Duties


Pursue a personal research programme consistent with the CFCWR and Institute of Inflammation and Ageing’s research priorities

Plan and undertake high-quality research cognisant of relevant metrics for international reputation and scholarly merit

Teaching and Learning

Provide academic leadership and contribute to teaching, learning and assessment on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and CPD in the College and University, more specifically on the MSc Trauma Science.

Management and Administration

Be involved with the management of the Institute subject area and to carry out other specific College and University roles and functions as may be reasonably required.

Skills and Experience

All applicants must be medically qualified, hold a higher degree, PhD or MD and possess CCT in plastic surgery, or an equivalent qualification.  The applicant will also be FRCS (Plastic surgery) or equivalent.

As the role is Director of the Centre for Conflict Wound Research it is likely that the successful candidate will have experience in the area of conflict, or a demonstrable understanding of the issues specific to wounds acquired in a conflict setting, though this is not essential.

Closing date 31/3/2020                 

Ref: 81864

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