Professorship of Medicine (Honorary Consultant) / Head of Department

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University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Dr Urvashi Ramphul


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Primary Practice Group: Academic Medicine and Health Sciences

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Clinical Consultant salary; £93,666 - £126,281. Head of Department additional responsibility payment.

Closing Date: 08/07/2024

The University of Cambridge and Department of Medicine invites applications for the position of Professorship of Medicine (Honorary Consultant) and Head of Department of Medicine.

The Department of Medicine is part of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge and currently houses over 70 research groups and over 600 staff and students covering basic biomedical science through to disease mechanisms and clinical translation. The work of the Department is closely linked to the scientists throughout the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the UK and international community as well as Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a major University Teaching Hospital with over 1,000 beds and a comprehensive range of regional services for the whole of the East of England. In addition to occupying five floors of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, members of the Department are also located in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, the Addenbrooke’s Centre for Clinical Investigation. The Department also has a major focus on interaction with industry, with the longstanding presence of the GSK Cambridge Clinical Unit, and the recent arrival of the Global Research and Corporate Headquarters of AstraZeneca playing an important role in this.

As Head of Department the post holder will play a key role in devising and delivering an ambitious strategy and vision to develop the Department’s world class research, teaching and clinical service. The successful candidate will engage with key stakeholders within the University and NHS to develop innovative research and uphold our commitment to educational excellence, financial responsibility and impact within the NHS. As Professor of Medicine, the chosen individual will contribute to excellence in research that encompasses international leadership in the post holder’s relevant subject area. The postholder will also contribute to teaching within the department/faculty. 

Candidates will possess proven academic leadership and management experience and be able to demonstrate strategic vision. The successful candidate will have a significant track record of internationally recognised research in their designated field, including publications in high quality journals, a successful track record of developing and securing external research funding and supervision of PhD students to completion. The appointee will also have the ability to manage and develop effective working relationships with research staff and display a strong commitment to fostering an ambitious and inclusive environment. 

How to apply 

The University of Cambridge will be advised and supported in this appointment process by their executive search partner Perrett Laver.  

Applications should consist of a letter of application and curriculum vitae. The cover letter should explain how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification (see Further Particulars).  

The closing date for applications is 9:00am (BST) on Monday 8th July 2024.  

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