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Virologist - Consultant or Consultant Clinical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1514166-MED-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£79,860 - £107,668

Applications are invited for a Consultant Virologist post in a large teaching hospital Trust. The successful applicant will join an established experienced colleague in delivering a clinical and diagnostic virology service to UHL and General Practitioners. These posts provide clinical virology support to a large number of immunocompromised patients and work closely with colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines including paediatrics, obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, infectious diseases, genitourinary medicine, haematology and nephrology. There will be opportunity for change and development to the current virology service to bring more benefits to patients, as well as teaching and research. In particular, R&D-related activities will be strongly encouraged and supported by the current clinical virology lead.

This post would be suitable for either a medical virologist (virology or infectious disease/virology trainee) or an appropriately qualified Clinical Scientist. All applicants should have FRCPath (or evidence of equivalent training and experience) and should have either full GMC registration and should be eligible for entry on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date or for Clinical Scientists be registered with the HCPC . Local and Fixed Term applicants are welcome to apply.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire, and is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for Consultants.
The appointment is whole time. Any consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Scheme check will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Julian Tang, Consultant Medical Virologist 0116 2586516

Dr Deborah Modha , Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Head of service for The Department of Clinical Microbiology,, 0116 2586509

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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