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ACF ST3 Clinical Genetics Platform Science

Job Reference: J21-020-3R1A-PLAT

Oxford PGMDE
£38,694 - £49,036

As part of Health Education Thames Valley, we are the Deanery responsible for the Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire regions.

Please visit our website at for more information about Health Education Thames Valley or for more information about Oxford Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

Health Education England - Thames Valley

Job Title:Academic Clinical Fellowship inCardiology(IMT1/2) ORClinical Genetics (ST3) - Research Theme –Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics.

Anticipated Number of Posts:1

Area of Work: CardiologyORClinical Genetics

Employer:Trusts within Health Education England - Thames Valley

Location:Health Education England - Thames Valley

Salary:£38,694 - £49,036

Job Type:Fixed Term Temporary

Staff Group:Medical and Dental

Pay Scheme:Hospital Medical and Dental Staff

Pay Band:Specialty Registrar

Opening Date:Thursday 1 October 2020 (09:00am)

Closing Date:Wednesday 4 November (12:00pm)

Interview Date:

Please see below for application instructions. Applications made through NHS jobs will not be accepted. 


NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows HEE Thames Valley/University of Oxford – Platform Science

(-omics”) and Bioinformatics.

Applications are invited for an ACF post at IMT1 or IMT2 in Cardiology or ST3 in Clinical Genetics. There is one post available linked to this research theme. If applying at IMT2 candidates will need to already be in IMT1.

Please apply through the relevantspecialtypage on Oriel:

(Please note the Theme does not appear in the heading of the post on Oriel but will be highlighted in the advert)

Cardiology – Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics Theme (IMT1 or IMT2)

Clinical Genetics – Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics Theme (ST3)



The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the necessary educational and staffing approvals and the post will attract an NTN(A).

The ACF will be supported in preparing applications to continue their research either for Research Training Fellowships or post-doctoral funding if they already hold a PhD. For successful candidates, support and mentorship will be provided to pursue an academic career, in order to secure University Lectureships, Intermediate post-doctoral fellowships and clinician scientist awards. In the event that academic career progression is unsuccessful and clinical competences are met, the ACF will continue in the advertised specialty clinical training programme in accordance with theNIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships: Entry, Eligibility and Exit points for Appointments made in 2021.

NIHR Priority Research Theme:Platform Science (“-omics”)

Platform Science (“-omics”) and Bioinformatics. This is a condition of the post set by NIHR and their definition of this area is:

“There have been rapid recent advances in high throughput technologies that allow large-scale assessment of disease process. This has been exemplified by advances in genomic medicine, and the advent of large-scale genomic diagnosis resulting from the 100,000 genomes project. NIHR previously and successfully introduced a genomics ACF in the IAT competition and aims to build on this, broadening out from but still including genomics into the biology of transcriptomics, metabonomics, proteomics and, critically, the underpinning sciences of bioinformatics essential for the utilisation of the technology. Access to, and availability of, vast population-level data sets ('big data') could also provide the basis for research to inform approaches to prevention, diagnostics, and treatment. NIHR believes that Platform Science and Bioinformatics has the capacity to become a flagship theme area. ACF and CLs supporting this theme could be held in an underpinning science area e.g. pathology, or in a clinical speciality in which the technology can be effectively applied.”

Proposed Research:

ACFs will be supported to develop projects according to their interests within a wide variety of research groups offering a range of Platform Science and Bioinformatics approaches linked to their specialty.

Outline of the clinical and academic programme

Please refer to the Job Description for further information.

Oxford is a nexus for world-class research and medical education. The University, in partnership with local NHS Trusts, provides state-of-the-art facilities for research and patient care. Along with HEE Thames Valley it is committed to providing excellent medical education and clinical training. The University’s ambition is to foster healthcare innovation locally, nationally and globally. It is at the forefront of medical science, and its impressive range of departments deliver cutting-edge research and teaching. Our academics in training are members of Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School which offers outstanding research training opportunities.

Vacancy information, including likely rotational placement details can be found in the job description. This, along with the person specification can be found on the relevant Oriel vacancy page.

Please direct any enquiries to

The application window opens on Thursday 1 October 2020 and closes on Wednesday 4 November 2020. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.

You must apply online via the Oriel recruitment system, which can be accessed via the link provided.

Recruitment will be led locally by Health Education England Thames Valley.

The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification.

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.

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