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Florey Professor of Clinical Immunity and Infection

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The University of Sheffield (Florey Institute and Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease) working in partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, warmly invites applications for the Florey Chair of Clinical Immunity and Infection. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with ambition and verve to be a part of a world-leading endeavour examining radical solutions to the global problems of disease and antimicrobial drug resistance.

Applications are now invited for a tenured Chair position which is a 50:50 academic:clinical post suitable for an established clinician scientist. Candidates should ensure their current and future work broadly aligns with the research and strategic direction of the Florey Institute. All candidates will be expected to have high impact publications in the field and well-developed research plans.

Full GMC registration is required, together with Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) or equivalent. Applicants should hold a CCT in Infectious Diseases in combination with either general Internal medicine or with Microbiology/Virology.

The post holder(s) will be expected to fulfil clinical commitments within the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including contributing to the on-call rota at Consultant level and contributing to general or specialist ID clinics as best suits their academic programme.

Applicants will be expected to take part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a greater vision for Life Sciences for Health Research at the University of
Sheffield.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will make a full and active contribution to the principles of the ‘Sheffield Academic’. These include the achievement of excellence in applied teaching and research, and scholarly pursuits to make a genuine difference in the subject area and to the University’s achievements as a whole.

Job Plan
This post will comprise up to 10 programmed activities (part-time applications are welcomed), of which five are expected to be NHS PAs and the remainder will be funded from academic sources. Clinical PAs will be made up of a combination of weekly out-patient clinics and ward work. For a part time appointment, the NHS and academic splits are open to negotiation with the IICD Head of
Department (Sheila Francis) and the Infectious Diseases Clinical Lead (Steve Green).

A sample timetable is illustrated below but the precise weekly activities will be subject to negotiation with the Clinical Lead. Any sub-specialty area for clinics can be negotiated but will ideally be based on your interests and skills, whilst also taking into account existing clinical needs of the service and accommodating academic commitments.

Research
 Work with colleagues, both within the department and across the wider University, to develop a long-term strategy for basic and translational research in infectious diseases, under the umbrella of the Florey Institute.
 Conduct innovative and high quality research and scholarship that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour and is aligned to the strategic direction of the University and the Florey Institute.
 Disseminate research findings through conference presentations and publications in recognised high-quality/peer-reviewed journals. Ensure research activities align with REF outputs, impact and environment.

Leadership and Management
 Provide effective leadership that supports staff development and motivation.
 Grow the external recognition of the department and the University through academic achievement and involvement in external professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing major journals, refereeing research grants, external examining, organising or contributing to international conferences, advising on national and international boards and groups or on policy, or being elected to national or international societies, Royal Colleges etc.


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