|Salary:||See advert text|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||10th November 2023|
The vision of the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department (MCPCRD) is to help people and their families living with a terminal illness to make the most of the time they have together by delivering and disseminating world class research that enhances palliative and end of life care and support for all (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/marie-curie-palliative-care-research).
MCPCRD undertakes research to achieve benefits for patients and public health using a variety of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods study designs. UCL provides an outstanding environment for academic palliative and end-of-life care research with many opportunities for collaboration. In the last Research Excellence Framework, UCL Neuroscience (which includes MCPCRD) came first in terms of research power, reflecting both the size and quality of the research. UCL is a collaborative and open institution in which there is encouragement to form interdisciplinary groupings and work across the institutional boundaries.
About the role
This is a substantive appointment to fill a vacancy arising following the retirement of the outgoing head of department. The post is fully funded by UCL. The post-holder will be expected to lead a world-class programme of research and to provide leadership in research and teaching in Palliative and End of Life Care in MCPCRD, the Faculty of Brain Sciences and across UCL.
The post-holder will be responsible for developing and pursuing a programme of original palliative and end-of-life care research of an international quality and impact and to obtain funding in order to support their research programme. Preference will be given to academics who have a strong track record in delivering impactful research and obtaining grant funding. We encourage the development of multi-disciplinary projects involving collaborations with scientists within and outside UCL.
The post may be held by either a clinical or non-clinical academic. Non-clinical appointments will be at UCL professorial Grade 10 (£79,738 - £98,568 per annum). Clinical appointments will be made on the Consultant Clinical Academic (CCA) pay-scale (£95,828 - £128,443 per annum), at either full professorial or associate professorial level depending on academic profile and level of experience. Clinical appointees would be expected to work between 2 (full professorial appointees) and 4 (associate professorial appointees) clinical PAs per week. Details will be arranged after appointment. Clinical consultants who qualify can continue to contribute to the NHS Pension Scheme.
Candidates who are appointed at non-clinical professorial level (Grade 10), or who are appointed on the consultant clinical academic contract at full professorial level, will take on Head of Research Department responsibilities.
The successful candidate will hold a higher academic degree in a relevant academic area and have wide experience in research of relevance or applicability to palliative and end-of-life care. Strong publication record of academic peer-reviewed research and of obtaining peer-reviewed research grant funding is essential. The postholder will have a track record of supervising PhD students and exceptional leadership qualities to manage an established and highly successful research team.
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