Friday, 18 March 2011

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine - Vacancy


Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine and NEWHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TRUST

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine

This post, the first of its kind in the UK, sits within the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), part of Queen Mary University of London, and Newham University Hospital NHS Trust. The SMD is a leading medical and dental school that offers international levels of excellence in research and teaching as well as providing clinical services for a population of unrivalled ethnic diversity in East London and the wider Thames Gateway. Newham University Hospital NHS Trust is a 379 bed Acute Trust, serving one of Britain’s most diverse, fastest growing and youngest populations.

The academic duties will be discharged within the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (CSEM). CSEM is the oldest and largest sports and exercise medicine (SEM) training centre in the UK, and has dedicated facilities, the oldest MSc in SEM in the UK, the only intercalated BSc in SEM in the UK, £1.5m of current research funding and a high publication rate with 80 peer reviewed publications in the last 15 months. It is a growing multi-disciplinary team that has trained many of the elite SEM clinicians working with elite sports governing bodies in the UK, including the chief medical officers for both the Olympic and Paralympic games. CSEM staff are fully involved with delivery of the 2012 activity and realisation of the legacy. Lead by Prof Nicola Maffulli, CSEM staff includes two clinical senior lecturers, a centre administrator, three post-graduate researchers, and a trial manager.

The clinical duties will be discharged at Newham University Hospital Trust. At Newham University Hospital, the successful candidate will be part of a vibrant team committed to all aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine, with close links with the community and with the local medical units.

The successful candidate will have a high level of competence in Sports and Exercise Medicine, with experience in exercise prescription, be able to work independently and with other consultant colleagues, and be able to work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality patient care. SEM unit have strong links with the Trauma and Orthopaedic unit for the management of sports related injuries. The successful candidate is expected to develop clinical links with other units (Rheumatology and Cardiology) to facilitate the delivery of wide aspect of services within the Sports and Exercise Medicine. You must have an appropriate specialist qualification and be on the Specialist Register. Sports and Exercise Medicine is part of the Trauma & Orthopaedics – SEM division lead by Mr Mustafa El-Zebdeh.

A postgraduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable. The postholder should also have experience in health and scientific research relevant to our research strategy including writing applications for research grants and a suitable track record of research evidenced by an appropriate publication record. The appointee will need demonstrable experience of postgraduate teaching, and contribute to teaching and student supervision as appropriate.

This is a part time, permanent appointment and is available to start as soon as possible. Starting salary will be made in the range of £76,665 - £102,607 (inclusive of London allowance) pro-rata, per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about the post can be addressed to Professor Nicola Maffulli on

020-8223 8459 or to, and to Mr M. El-Zebdeh on 0207 363 8061 or to

Application enquiries should be directed to the recruitment at;

Further information about Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) can be found at and the William Harvey Research Institute at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL0356

The closing date is 14 April 2011

Interviews are expected to be held in April 2011.

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