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Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) in Palliative Medicine
NIHR Integrated Academic Training path
Thinking of an academic or clinical-academic career in palliative medicine?
Applications are invited for a new Academic Clinical Lectureship (ACL) in Palliative Medicine funded by the NIHR - IAT programme. This offers an unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality palliative care research alongside clinical training, in an outstanding academic and clinical environment.
Applicants should be medically qualified, have full GMC registration and be training in, or wish to commence, speciality training in palliative medicine (specialist registrar level).
Previous research experience is essential, and normally applicants will hold or be in the later stages of completing a PhD/DPhil/MD, this need not be in palliative care. Fifty percent of the lecturer’s time will be spent on research, supervised by Professor Irene Higginson and Dr Fliss Murtagh, in the Cicely Saunders Institute. S/he will be supported to develop their own research, within the research themes of the Institute. The lecturer will join the popular Pan-London/KSS Deanery Palliative Care training rotation which involves clinical training at teaching hospitals, hospices and in the community (fifty percent time).
Further information including a job description and how to apply are available on the London Deanery website
Closing date 11 June 2013, interviews 3rd July
Other current vacancies are posted on the main King's website
The Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation will consider applications from established researchers, or those committed to developing a research career, for short term work attachments (1-6 months), provided the work is undertaken on - or strongly linked to - current departmental projects, and that mutually-agreed useful outcomes can be achieved within the proposed time scale.
Researchers undertaking such attachments are provided with unique opportunities to work with leading academics in palliative care and rehabilitation, and are expected to actively contribute to the dynamic research environment within the department.
The Department does not provide grants or other funding for such attachments – any funding required will need to be obtained and agreed in advance by the researcher themselves from their home institution or other sources.
Researchers interested in short-term work attachments should send a letter and CV to
with the following details:
All proposals are reviewed at our internal departmental meetings, and decisions are made on the strength of the application, but also according to availability and current demand for placements. Applicants are advised as soon as possible of the outcome, and at the most within 2 months of receipt of the application.