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Job id: 083245. Salary: £93,666 - £126,281 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 25 January 2024. Closing date: 22 February 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Department of Inflammation Biology.

Contact details: Kate Bramham. kate.bramham@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Denmark Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job Description

The School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences is seeking a motivated and gifted clinical academic to drive forward translational nephrology research at King’s College London. Their research interest should be in nephrology or transplantation in relation to inflammation, (transplant) immunology or infection. The successful candidate would have excellent research management, organisational and communication skills, strong interdisciplinary interests and expertise, and an outstanding record of ambitious academic achievement.

The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen and build clinical research in nephrology and related inflammatory/immunological diseases within the School and wider University; provide leadership within the current multidisciplinary renal research team; expand experience in clinical trials in nephrology, dialysis and/or kidney transplantation, and expand and strengthen the international profile of kidney research at King’s. There will also be an opportunity to co-direct the Centre for Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation. 

The Centre for Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation within the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences is the home for academic scholarship in basic and translational research, teaching, education and clinical innovation in inflammatory or immunological diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract and the psychosocial support of patients with these diseases.  It brings together research leaders, academics, clinicians and students from several disciplines who have established a productive track record and a collaborative environment with which to advance knowledge and understanding within the field. The successful applicant will be contribute to setting strategic priorities for the Centre, ensuring sustainable growth, and representing the Centre within and out with King’s College London.   

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  with a 3 year probation period (excluding Professor).

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities

Full-time contract has a total of 40 hours equivalent to 10 Programmed Activities (PAs)

Academic Activities: 5 PAs per week

•        Expand clinical leadership in nephrology research on the King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill campus

•        Develop a comprehensive translational research programme in Nephrology/Transplantation that is aligned with the vision and strategy of the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences and  augments ongoing research programmes within the School with a focus on inflammation, immunology or infection

•        Develop and deliver academic training and education across all King’s programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate

•        Supervise Staff

•        Supervise students studying for higher degrees

•        Lead Liaison with strategic partners including with King’s College London, King’s Health Partners, NHS Trusts and wider groups in London and the United Kingdom

•        Provide strategic support to senior colleagues

•        Deliver 5 Clinical Programmed Activities at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Activities: 5 PAs per week to include the following responsibilities:

•   4.5 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) PAs per week including

o   clinical activity

o   clinically related activity

o   predictable work

•   0.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) to include following responsibilities:

o   Audit

o   Clinical governance,

o   Educational supervision of junior staff

o   Continuing personal development (CPD)

o   Academics will typically have a ratio of DCC to SPA of 3:1

Proposed Clinical duties

•   1.7PA Haemodialysis Satellite Unit Mon/Wed Fri shift)

•   1.0PA on call – 4 weeks a year first and second on

•   0.625 PA fortnightly Nephrology clinic

•   0.5 PA Procedures

•   0.5PA MDMs

•   0.5PA Revalidation

•   0.25PA Educational Supervision

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

**Senior Lecturer **

Essential criteria

  1. PhD or equivalent.
  2. MBBS, MRCP/FRCP and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Renal Medicine, Full GMC registration and expert knowledge of renal disease.
  3. Medical Education Qualification and proven experience of teaching medical, MSc or DPhil students.
  4. Highly motivated, able to work independently on own initiative as well as being a team player.
  5. Good personal and interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts, and to remain calm under pressure.
  6. Understanding of NHS organisation and relationships
  7. Track record of joint working with research and clinical partners (AHSN, CLAHRC, NHSE+I, charitable sector).
  8. Involvement or Co-Supervision of PhDs or MDRes or other research supervision.
  9. Evidence of obtaining research/grant income to contribute to research activity.
  10. Contributions to research papers that have high value and influence in the field, as evidenced by a range of metrics and indicators.

Desirable criteria

  1. Evidence of innovation in clinical research and/or collaboration in the area of basic science

Reader

Essential criteria

  • PhD or equivalent, MBBS, MRCP/FRCP and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Renal Medicine, Full GMC registration and expert knowledge of renal disease
  • Medical Education Qualification and proven experience of teaching medical, MSc or DPhil students.
  • Evidence of expertise at chairing committees and groups.
  • Sufficient leadership, organisational, communication, professional and personal skills to effectively undertake the role of Deputy Director and above of a clinical research group, to make decisions at consultant level with regard to conflicting priorities, and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts, and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Understanding of NHS organisation and relationships
  • Track record of joint working with research and clinical partners (AHSN, CLAHRC, NHSE+I, charitable sector)
  • Supervision of PhDs or MDRes or other research supervision as primary supervisor
  • Evidence of leadership and innovation in clinical research and/or in collaboration with others in basic science.
  • Sufficient research/grant income to maintain research activity of a relevant clinical / translational research group.
  • Significant leadership contributions to (clinical) research papers that have the highest value and influence in the field, as evidenced by a wide range of metrics and indicators.
  • Growing national/international visibility as evidenced by invitations to participate in meetings, scientific organisation committees, etc.

Desirable criteria

  1. Evidence of the impact of your research or clinical innovations from a range of metrics of value and influence.
  2. Ability to attract and successfully train clinical fellows and/or trainees in your field.

Professor

Essential criteria

  1. PhD or equivalent, MBBS, MRCP/FRCP and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Renal Medicine, Full GMC registration and expert knowledge of renal disease
  2. Medical Education Qualification and proven experience of teaching medical, MSc or DPhil students
  3. Evidence of expertise at chairing committees and groups, national/international
  4. Sufficient leadership, organisational, communication, professional and personal skills to effectively undertake the role of Director of a clinical research group, to make decisions at consultant level with regard to conflicting priorities, and to meet tight deadlines.
  5. Good personal and interpersonal skills with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts, and to remain calm under pressure.
  6. Understanding of NHS organisation and relationships
  7. Track record of joint working with research and clinical partners (AHSN, CLAHRC, NHSE+I, charitable sector).
  8. Successful supervision of PhDs or MDRes or other research supervision with track record of completion.
  9. Evidence of leadership and innovation in clinical research and/or in collaboration with others in basic science with evidence of excellence and impact
  10. Sufficient and sustained research/grant income to maintain research activity, e.g. a substantial clinical/translational research group.
  11. Significant and sustained leadership contributions to (clinical) research papers that have the highest value and influence in the field, as evidenced by a wide range of metrics and indicators.
  12. Evidence of the impact of your research or clinical innovations from a wide range of metrics of value and influence.
  13. Ability to attract and successfully train clinical fellows and/or trainees and postdocs in your field.

Further Information

Interviews expected to be held in late February.

Candidates are invited to contact  Kate at kate.bamham@kcl.ac.uk and Catriona at  catriona.shaw@nhs.net to discuss the role and arrange a visit.