Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Neurology

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Neurology

Newcastle University

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Salary: £82,096.00 - £110,683.00 

Closing Date: 25 June 2021

The Role

We are looking for a Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Neurology. The 10 PA job plan for this newly created post will comprise 5 academic and 5 clinical PAs (the latter including 1 SPA) and you will work with a team of clinical academics led by the Professor of Neurology.

You will be expected to complement existing research activities within the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research (WCMR) in Newcastle University’s Translational and Clinical Research Institute (NUTCRI). This will include building on existing programmes of patient cohort development, natural history studies and interventional clinical research, but you should also look to develop your own area of expertise in mitochondrial disease research. You will be encouraged and supported in establishing new national and international scientific research collaborations. You will be required to support clinical neurosciences teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as supervise undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students within the WCMR. You will be expected to seek independent funding to support your research in the form of fellowships, individual project grants and contributions to large collaborative grant applications. You will receive appropriate support from within the WCMR and more broadly within NUTCRI and the Faculty of Medical Sciences to aid such applications.

You will be appointed at an Honorary Consultant level and will be expected to contribute to clinical services in Neurology at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Your clinical neurology duties will be mainly located at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, with mitochondrial clinics held at the CRESTA research clinic within the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly Newcastle General Hospital). There is on-call commitment with this post for specialist advice on Mitochondrial disease patients and you will be expected to provide an appropriate level of mutually agreed cover for colleagues during periods of absence. Contractually there will be a commitment to participate in Clinical Effectiveness and Audit and this would be expected to take place within your SPA time allocation. An annual review of duties will take place with both the Clinical Director for Neurosciences and the Dean of NUTCRI as part of the job planning process.

Interviews are to be held on Friday 30th July 2021.

The Person

Knowledge (including Qualifications)


  • MB BS or equivalent
  • Full registration with a licence to practise, or eligibility for full registration, with the United Kingdom General Medical Council (GMC)
  • PhD or equivalent in a discipline relevant to Neurology
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register by CCT in neurology or equivalent international certification or within 6 months at time of application
  • Sub-speciality training/ emerging reputation in Mitochondrial Medicine
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and individual responsibilities


  • Leadership and training experience
  • Participation in peer review process

Skills (professional, technical, managerial, practical) 


  • Ability to develop, manage and provide leadership to research and clinical teams
  •  Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to teach clinical, technical and research skills
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deliver on tasks
  • Provide an efficient clinical service


  • Completion of a basic management course
  • Experience in developing and implementing new technologies

Experience and Achievements (paid or unpaid)


  • Experience of preparing research proposals and securing fellowships/grant income as a principal investigator or co-applicant
  • Peer reviewed publications in relevant journals at a national and international level
  • Experience of teaching or training health professionals
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate research supervision
  • Evidence of substantial commitment to the specialty
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion within the specialty
  • Ability to take independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Experience of developing research colleagues


  • Evidence of research collaborations nationally and internationally
  • Experience of performing muscle biopsies



  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other external agencies
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Satisfactory pre-employment health screen and Disclosure and Barring Service check
  • Eligible for honorary status with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Commitment to the University and Institute’s education and research strategy and mission
  • Commitment to the University and Institute’s engagement strategy
  • Commitment to own personal development and understand its importance

For a full detailed job plan, please click here

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Job Details

School name Newcastle University
Job title Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Neurology
Date posted 26/05/2021
Closing date 25/06/2021
Reference Number 8601