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  • 1. THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER PARTICULARS OF APPOINTMENT FACULTY OF MEDICAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL LECTURESHIP IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE (REF: MHS/462/06) 1. The University invites applications for the above post, which is tenable, as part of the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC)/National Coordinating Centre for Research Capacity (NCCRCD) programme of Integrated Academic Training, for a maximum of 4 years, subject to satisfactory annual review in accordance with a joint North Western Postgraduate Deanery/University ‘Record of In-Training Assessment’ (RITA) process. 2. Appointment will be at the appropriate level according to qualifications and experience. Salary will be within the range £28,930 to £50,219 per annum. 3. Informal enquiries may be made to:- Professor A M Heagerty Division of Cardiovascular & Endocrine Sciences University of Manchester Core Technology Facility (CTF) 46 Grafton St Manchester M13 9NT e-mail: tony.heagerty@manchester.ac.uk 4. Applications should be returned by Friday, 8th December 2006 to Directorate of Human Resources The Chisholm Building The University of Manchester Oxford Rd Manchester M13 9PT 5. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Thursday, 21st December 2006. 6. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the University to acknowledge applications or contact all unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been contacted by the end of December 2006 you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has not been successful. We would, however,like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the University of Manchester. 1
  • 2. THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER FACULTY OF MEDICAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CLINICAL LECTURESHIP IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE (REF: MHS/462/06) JOB DESCRIPTION 1. INTRODUCTION This new Clinical Lectureship in Cardiovascular Medicine within the Division of Cardiovascular & Endocrine Sciences is designed to provide postdoctoral support for a clinician completing, or have recently completed, a higher degree (e.g. PhD, MD or equivalent) and currently holding a National Training Number (NTN). The post is one of the ‘Walport ‘Academic Clinical Lectureships awarded to the School, matched by an equal number of University Clinical Lectureships. The successful applicant will therefore joint a large and vibrant programme of junior clinical academics throughout the School. The post-holder will spend 50% of their time in clinical training as part of the North West Region SpR training programme in Cardiology and 50% undertaking research and developing their academic skills. The exact nature and commitments of the research and clinical aspects of the post will be agreed with the post-holder, the Academic Lead and the Specialty Training Committee (STC) Chair. The post is available for a maximum of four years, subject to satisfactory annual review in accordance with a joint North Western Postgraduate Deanery/University ’Record of In- Training Assessment’ (RITA) process. It is expected that the lecturer will have applied for a National Clinician Scientist award within the 4 year period. 2. THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT The Cardiovascular Research Division in Manchester was graded 5 at RAE2001. It is recognised as an area of research strength by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. Its mission is to be an international centre for research into diseases of the heart and circulation and has a portfolio which embraces laboratory based studies to clinical research programmes. It is led by Professor A M Heagerty and comprises mainly Professorial Group Leaders who are clinicians or scientists. Clinical programmes focus on hypertension and diabetes (Heagerty, Boulton, Malik), hyperlipidaemia (Durrington), cardiac electrophysiology (Garratt), heart failure (Neyses) and cardiovascular epidemiology (Cruickshank). Also scientific groups investigate cardiac calcium movements in health and disease (Eisner, Kitmitto, Trafford), ion channel control of cardiac conduction (Boyett, Lei), gene therapy for coronary artery disease (Kingston, 2
  • 3. Holt) and the molecular basis of vascular calcification (Alexander) and angiogenesis (Canfield, Stringer). Since 2001, the group has been strengthened by the recruitment of Neyses to a Chair of Cardiology, Boyett to a Chair of Molecular Cardiac Physiology, Lei to a Senior Lectureship, Dobrzynski to a Lectureship, Kitmitto to a BHF Basic Science Lectureship and Stringer and Kingston to BHF Intermediate Fellowships. In the last ten years, the team has secured £33.4million of research grant income drawn from the MRC, BBSRC, BHF, The Wellcome Trust and Diabetes UK, including three current programme grants. In February 2006, it gained further momentum when it was brought together on a single site with purpose-built laboratory accommodation adjacent to the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and Manchester Royal Infirmary. There are close collaborative links with the Cardiovascular Research groupings in the Faculty of Life Sciences (5* in RAE2001) including Weston, Dunne and Gurney, and the Faculty of Science (Zhang). The research environment is based around brand new purpose-built accommodation in the Core Technology Facility on the Medical School campus adjacent to the Wellcome Trust CRF and Manchester Royal Infirmary. Lecturers wishing to pursue scientific projects will be given space in this laboratory complex and all the equipment necessary will be provided to support the project. The Cardiovascular Group has a regular seminar programme with at least ten outside speakers invited to present per year and a work in progress programme. All graduate students and Clinical Lecturers must present their work thereby developing presentational skills and allowing project progress to be monitored by Group Leaders. Clinical Lecturers who choose to develop an interest in clinical research will be offered accommodation in the Wellcome Trust CRF. This facility already has courses available as outlined above, which involve research into GCP standards, study design and statistical methodology. These Clinical Lecturers will also attend the seminar and work in progress meetings, which take place during lunchtimes twice a month so that they will not miss service commitments. 3. DUTIES OF THE POST 3.1 Research/Academic * A commitment to undertaking ‘cutting edge’ research which is commensurate with the research priorities of the Division of Cardiovascular & Endocrine Sciences and the School of Medicine * Participation in post-doctoral academic training and research to enable you to build an individual research programme and to establish skills as an independent researcher. This will include seeking and exploring external funding opportunities, in particular application for a Clinician Scientist award within the 4 years of the post. . * Writing and publishing the results of original research. 3.2 Teaching/administration * Joint or sole supervision of postgraduate students, as required * Teaching duties as agreed in consultation with the nominated Academic Lead. 3
  • 4. * Administrative responsibilities as allocated by the Academic Lead, taking into account your workload in other areas and the need to gain this type of experience for purposes of personal academic development. Typical duties are likely to include:- * Participation in postgraduate student recuitment and selection activities * Attendance at School/Divisional meetings and participation in other committees and working groups within the Divison, School, Faculty and the University as required * All new appointees are expected to attend the University’s teaching and learning training course and to take part in other activities that will allow you to develop full potential in research and teaching. You will also have the opportunity to join the clinical academic mentoring scheme to support your personal academic development needs. 3.3 Clinical The lecturer will spend 50% of their time in clinical training on the the North West Region SpR training programme in Cardiology. The location of the clinical training will be dependent upon post availability and the lecturer’s training needs. On-call duties will be determined according to the lecturer’s training needs. The SpR Training Programme in Cardiology in the North Western region is supervised by Dr Bernard Clarke, and mindful that 2-4 years may need to be in recognised diagnostic, investigational and interventional centres and that there are three of these in the region, training programmes are devised to rotate from district hospitals into and out of these centres. Presently there are twelve district centres with training supervised by twenty eight consultants and twenty six physicians in the interventional centres. Training is provided in all aspects of Cardiology including sub-specialities such as Electrophysiology, non-invasive Imaging or Paediatric Cardiology. 4. PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential * Full General Medical Council (GMC) registration * National Training Number (NTN) in Cardiology * Higher Degree (PhD/MD/equivalent) or thesis within 3 months of completion * Minimum of 36 months experience in Cardiology * A record of original research that, ideally, has already won reocognition. * Clearly focussed research plans that fit with School/Divisional strategy and can be carried out within the Schools’ resource availabilites. * Evidence of presenting papers at national conferences * Ability to work in a team orientated environment. 4
  • 5. * Be willing and able to design, deliver and assess taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, if required * Be willing and able to supervise postgraduate research students, if required * Motivation to take forward the specialty * Enthusiasm Desirable * Area of special clinical interest * Ability to develop new clinical and research techniqies * Record of obtaining external research funding 5. THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER On 1st October 2004, UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester merged to create the largest university in the UK, with the size and resources to compete on a global scale. World-class teaching and research is undertaken to equal the handful of leading institutions in the UK and to compete successfully with the best in the world. The University of Manchester has a single management structure and a strategy based on the ambition to compete with the best in the world. It aims to improve on existing opportunities for research funding; to work closely with business and industry; and to bring social benefits to the city of Manchester and to the north west of England as a whole. 6. FACULTY OF MEDICAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES Manchester has been known for more than 250 years for its innovative teaching and extensive research and is one of the largest faculties of clinical and health sciences in Europe. One of four Faculties within the University, the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences currently comprises five Schools: Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Psychological Sciences; and Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. The Faculty boasts an annual research income which is almost half that of the total research grant income for the University. Its student population comprises over 3,500 candidates registered for undergraduate degree and diploma programmes and 1000 postgraduates on award-bearing courses. The Faculty has strong interdisciplinary links with other Schools and Faculties of the University, including Life Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Economic and Social Sciences, and Education. Although centred around the University, teaching and Research is spread over a wide area with major links with Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust, Christie Hospital Paterson Institute for Cancer Research),Salford Royal Hospitals Trust and South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust. Students are taught as far a field as Preston in the north and Shrewsbury in the south. 7. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/DIVISIONS 5
  • 6. Manchester University Medical School is one of the largest Medical Schools in the country, with over 2000 undergraduate students and 700 postgraduate students studying at any one time. The School employs over 1100 staff, comprising in the region of 300 academics (Lecturer and above), 300 researchers (Research assistants through to Senior Research Fellows) and 400 support staff, located across 22 sites throughout the North West. The School has an annual income in excess of £93M per year, with the largest income streams coming from HEFCE (approx £40M) and Research Grants (approx £39M). The School is managed through 10 Divisions, each of which has a senior academic Division Leader and Division Manager. Overall academic leadership is provided by the Head of School, with administrative management being provided by the Head of School Administration. The 10 Divisions within the Medical School are currently: • Cancer Studies • Cardiovascular and Endocrine Science • Epidemiology and Health Sciences • Human Development • Imaging Science and Biomedical Engineering • Regenerative Medicine • Academic Division of Medicine and Surgery • Medicine and Neurosciences • Primary Care • Psychiatry 8. NORTH WESTERN DEANERY 4th Floor Barlow House, Minshull St, Manchester M1 3DZ Tel: 0161 237 3690/Fax: 0161 237 9427 The North Western Deanery is funded by the Department of Health to plan, maintain and develop high quality education and training of junior doctors and dentists throughout the North West. The Deanery is responsible for: • The supervision of doctors in their pre- registration year of training • The development and monitoring of training for all junior doctors and dentists in the North Western Deanery • The development and monitoring of continued professional development for general medical practitioners (GPs) and general dental practitioners (Dentists) • Assisting in the planning of the medical and dental workforce for the future 6
  • 7. The North Western Deanery (www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk) is hosted by NHS North West and oversees postgraduate medical education and training with a responsibility for over 3,000 trainees. Its priority is to ensure that medical educators in medicine and dentistry are competent and confident in their role, providing high quality patient care and well supervised, practical experience for doctors and dentists in training. 9. NHS NORTH WEST 7th Floor, Gateway House, Piccadilly South, Manchester, M60 7LP Tel: 0161 236 9456 Regional strategic health authorities have been created as part of the Department of Health’s (DH) policy to strengthen commissioning of services by GPs and to save £250 million nationally, which will be re-invested in front-line services. NHS North West, which is the new strategic health authority for the north west of England, replaces the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Mersey and Cumbria and Lancs strategic health authorities. Nationally, the 28 strategic health authorities have been reduced to 10. The shape of primary care trusts (PCTs) and ambulance services has also been changed. PCTs now match the boundaries of local councils. There are now 24 PCTs in the north west of England. There is now one ambulance trust for the north west. 'Commissioning a Patient Led NHS' is the policy document that was published in July 2005 that set out the DH’s plans for reforming the NHS as part of an overall ten year strategy for the NHS. A copy’ Commissioning a Patient Led NHS’ and further information about the DH’s programme of reforms can be found on the following webpages:- http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuida nce/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4116716&chk=/%2Bb2 QD http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuida nce/PublicationsPAmpGBrowsableDocument/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4120460&chk=7QFr Jz 10. FURTHER INFORMATION For related information see the following websites:- http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/areas/areas/index.htm?a=s&id=48639 http://www.medicine.manchester.ac.uk/wtcrf/ http://www.pgmd.man.ac.uk/hospmed/hstraining.htm http://www.manchesterheartcentre.org/heart/css_information.php 7