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University Assistant Professor of Autism Research (Consultant Clinical Child Psychiatrist or Community Paediatrician)

University of Cambridge - Department of Psychiatry

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £88,364 to £119,133 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 26th February 2023
Job Ref: RN32365

Applications are invited for this new clinical academic post to be held within the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry. The ARC's mission is to understand the causes of autism and to establish which interventions are helpful and for whom.

We welcome applications from postdoctoral scientists who are eligible for a Consultant post in the NHS as this post is for 3 days per week working in the Child and Adolescent Autism Clinical Pathway in the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), with 2 days per week undertaking research in the ARC.

The successful applicant will lead on writing grant applications to funders such as NIHR to fund the projects costs of their research and to extend their own salary beyond the first 5 years.

It would be an advantage if candidates have an outstanding research record in autism research, reflected in the quality of their publications and their success in grant applications.

Academic standard duties include graduate supervision, world-class research and some departmental administration. The post holder will be a GMC registered clinician responsible for patients allocated to them and will assess, diagnose, manage, plan, and deliver evidenced based treatment and care, including being professionally and legally accountable. Clinical standard duties include diagnostic assessments, referral on to intervention and therapy, and clinical team leadership as part of a newly established 0-19 autism spectrum service (children with neurodevelopmental difficulties) and will support their peers whilst being an effective team member and working on their own initiative. The postholder will be based in the ARCand the appointment will require an Honorary Clinical Contract with NELFT.

The postholder can also become involved in the Autism Centre of Excellence, a charity that supports the ARC and works with partners who provide support services for autistic people and their families. The ARC's values inclusion for autistic people and maximising their wellbeing, and consults with the autism community on every research project it undertakes.

Informal enquiries related to the academic side of these posts may be directed to Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, e-mail sb205@cam.ac.uk and to Dr Manjari Tanwar, email manjari.tanwar@nelft.nhs.uk at NELFT for clinical queries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/36126.

Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae (max 3 pages, to include date of PhD and details of any career gaps if applicable), additional information form, contact details of 3 referees, and a 2-3 page outline of their future research programme, indicating how it will be distinctive yet complementary in relation to the existing portfolio of autism research and mental health-related research in the Department and elsewhere in Cambridge.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RN32365 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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