Director of the Centre for Conflict Wound Research - Institute of Inflammation and Ageing - Grade Cl

United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position Details

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

College of Medical and Dental Science

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Grade - Clinical Professorial with an honorary consultant contract

Salary - Competitive package for an outstanding candidate


Closing Date: 8th September 2019

Main Duties

  • The substantive appointment will support and develop the research activity of the Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research (CfCWR). The post-holder will be expected to:
  • Pursue a personal research programme consistent with the CfCWR and Institute of Inflammation and Ageing's research priorities.
  • Build the research profile of the CfCWR, Institute and University through active engagement with relevant external stakeholders including the Scar Free Foundation, research councils, learning bodies and professional bodies.
  • Plan and undertake high-quality research cognisant of relevant metrics for international reputation and scholarly merit.
  • Publish research outputs in peer reviewed journals of international standing suitable for inclusion in REF, of 4* or 3* quality.
  • Supervise and manage research projects, supervise and manage Masters and Doctoral students both within the Institute and externally.
  • Generate research income through successful applications to major funding bodies including Research Councils.
  • Supervise and manage research projects, supervise and manage Masters and Doctoral students both within the Institute and externally.
  • Contribute to the planning, teaching, examining and marking of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including: supervise and manage research projects, supervise and manage Masters and Doctoral students both within the Institute and externally.
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.
  • Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline and beyond as appropriate.
  • Develop links with external contacts in the UK and internationally to enhance the scholarly reputation of the CfCWR and the University.
  • Collaborate in research initiatives in and beyond the University.

Teaching and Learning

The postholder will:
  • Provide academic leadership and contribute to teaching, learning and assessment on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and CPD in the College and University, more specifically on the MSc Trauma Science.
  • Cooperate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of modules and programmes in terms of content, delivery and assessment.
  • Be responsible for the design and content of areas of teaching and learning associated with the Institute subject area within the College and University's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Provide academic support and advice to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Promote the use of a range of methods and techniques in teaching, learning and assessment.

Management and Administration

The postholder will:
  • Be involved with the management of the Institute subject area and to carry out other specific College and University roles and functions as may be reasonably required.
  • Contribute to the recruitment of students to degree, CPD and research programmes in the College and University when appropriate.
  • Take part in and, where appropriate, to act as Chair of one or more College or University committees.
  • Make a major contribution to selected administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
  • Advise on the personal development of colleagues or students and engage in personal training programmes consistent with the needs/ aspirations of an individual, or the Institute.
  • Participate in the administration and/or management of research and/or teaching across the Institute or College.
  • Lead and manage teams to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive).
  • Contribute to widening participation, outreach, public engagement, dissemination of scholarships, staff/student recruitment drives, public understanding of the discipline.
  • Undertake any such duty as may be reasonably requested and necessarily commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

Clinical duties in this post

The clinical duties (5 PAs total) will be based largely at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust (UHBFT), involving acute adult burn care, scar management, reconstruction and laser therapy for scars. The post will also deliver sessions in paediatric scar and acute burns clinics at Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH). There will be On Call acute adult and paediatric burns activity as part of the clinical duties (50% pro-rata).

UHBFT is a major trauma centre treating military and civilian casualties through the co-location of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in the hospital. UHBFT also hosts a large burns unit, recently setting up a complex scar clinic to treat established scars to support research in the CfCWR. The hospital and its various trauma units have a long established track record of excellence in research, teaching and training, including the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (funded jointly by NIHR and the MoD), the CfCWR and the Scar Free Foundation Burns Research Centre.

All applicants must be medically qualified, hold a hold a higher degree, PhD or MD and possess CCT in plastic surgery, or an equivalent qualification. The applicant will also be FRCS (Plastic surgery) or equivalent.

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory Occupational Health and/or DBS clearance prior to appointment.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Janet Lord ( ) or Professor Naiem Moiemen ( )

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community'

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