NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme

University of Southampton

1380121AF NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme - Recruitment at the University of Southampton

Human Development and Health

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £35,155 to £62,179 Pro rata per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for four years or part time for 6 years
Closing Date:  Monday 14 June 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1380121AF

Based at University Hospital Southampton, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitable candidate to join the NIHR Clinical Integrated Academic Training Programme at the University of Southampton, as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer within the Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme, hosted by one of three clinical specialties (General Surgery, Child Health or Respiratory Medicine). Applications are invited within any of these three specialties. This post will be dependent on the specialty of the successful applicant. The post supports research activities (0.5 WTE or more) and clinical activity/speciality training (up to 0.5 WTE).

General Surgery

Programme Lead:  Karen Nugent

You will be developing your research and teaching within the Cancer Sciences School of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.  You will also have clinical commitments at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust that will lead to further clinical skills required for specialist training and leading to full registration within the specialty. 

The post is intended for an applicant within the specialty of General Surgery/Cancer Sciences who has a research interest in Cancer. 

Child Health

Programme Lead: Professor Graham Roberts

Opportunities include joining funded work at the University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, including research into using ‘omic approaches within paediatric asthma and allergy or paediatric inflammatory bowel to personalise management; cell biology and genomics, transcriptomics and proteomic approaches in viral respiratory infection or primary ciliary dyskinesia; diagnosis and personalised management of growth and genomic imprinting disorders; optimising growth in neonatal nutrition; and understanding neurodevelopmental trajectories post neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy.   

Clinical training is tailored to the requirements of the trainee, and may encompass training at other centres to ensure successful GRID Training. Locally the clinical supervisor will be one of the research active child health consultants. The clinical timetable would be tailored to the training needs of the post-holder. 

Respiratory Medicine

Programme Lead: Professor Tom Wilkinson

CLs can join funded programmes including:

     i. translational research in asthma, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), infection, and Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

    ii. basic research science research in lung immunology and respiratory pathogen biology

   iii. applied research in digital health and data science

Clinical training would be undertaken as part of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at University Hospital Southampton.


General requirements

In this post-doctoral role, the successful candidate will have substantial experience of the relevant research areas, a proven track record of high-quality original research publications, the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary, multi-professional team. General Surgery, Child Health and Respiratory Medicine applicants will have a corresponding NTN. 

A satisfactory DBS check at Enhanced level is required for this post.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

General Surgery: Karen Nugent 

Child Health: Prof Graham Roberts (

Respiratory Medicine: Prof Tom Wilkinson (

Salary: Salary scale is dependent on career level of the successful candidate: £50,017 (CADT scale, for those below ST3 on 3 August 2016); £35,155 to £62,179 (AMNL scale, for those at or above ST3 on 3 August 2016)

Post duration: 4 years (1.0 Whole Time Equivalent - WTE) or up to 6 years part-time


Further Information

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1380121AF on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

Job Details

School name University of Southampton
Job title NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Platform Science and Bioinformatics Theme
Date posted 24/05/2021
Closing date 14/06/2021
Reference Number 1380121AF