Join Imperial College London to advance your career in medicine

Join Imperial College London to advance your career in medicine
The Faculty of Medicine is delighted to announce recruitment to two senior clinical academic posts, in collaboration with our National Health Service (NHS) Trust partners – Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust (C&W).
We are seeking two outstanding experts and leaders in their field, one to the Weston Chair in the area of neonatology, and another to the Houston Senior Lecturer/Readership/Chair in paediatrics and/or child health. Candidates must have a vision and passion to lead and contribute to our current or growing areas of strength.

Salary: £82,096 to £110,663 per annum, dependent on level of seniority plus £2,162 London Allowance per annum
Why Join Imperial College London?
There has never been a more exciting time to join Imperial to work within these fields.  Recruitment to these positions will support the shared vision of Imperial, ICHT and C&W for West London Childrens’ Healthcare (WLCH).  WLCH has been founded to provide specialist paediatric and child healthcare in West and North West London, and to improve the health and wellbeing of the children we serve by moving beyond the boundaries of our individual organisations to deliver truly integrated care. The integration of all paediatric services at ICHT and C&W will be brought together under a single leadership structure, which will be closely linked with research activities lead by Imperial College London.
Our collaborative approach will strengthen professional relationships within the North West London system to enhance care of babies, children and young people, to provide the best possible start in life and a healthy transition to adulthood.  These posts will play pivotal roles in this vision.  In addition, the successful applicants will engage with our newly formed integrated Imperial Centre for Paediatrics and Child Health and the Mohn Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing
The Imperial College London Community
Our community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, of academics and researchers, of administrators and technicians, of service and support staff, is tremendously diverse, even if it is not yet fully representative of society at large. We are people from all ages and backgrounds; people from the UK and from overseas; people of majority and minority ethnicities; people of different religious and philosophical beliefs; people from a range of socio-economic circumstances; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or who identify elsewhere under the umbrella of LGBTQ+; people who live with visible and invisible disabilities or enduring health conditions; and people who are single, married, in civil partnerships or in informal partnerships, with or without children. We are all influenced by our backgrounds and identities, as they combine and intersect; none of us can be defined by a single trait or characteristic. READ MORE about our community to equity, diversity and inclusion.
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What Experience Is Required?

The successful candidates must have, or be interested in, developing a UK-focused research programme. Depending on the level of appointment, they must also have a national or international reputation in their field, based on a track record of research, and evidence of leadership skills. Candidates must have the appropriate UK Clinical Specialist Registration with licence to practise, or must be eligible for registration within six months of interview and will need to fulfil the requisite clinical checks.
A full list of responsibilities and essential requirements can be accessed HERE
These posts are generously supported by donations from the Garfield Weston Foundation Trust (neonatology) and the Houston Family Foundation (paediatrics/child health).
For further information on the post, please contact: Professor Martin Wilkins
For further information on the recruitment process please contact: Maria Monteiro Telephone: +44 (0)207 594 5498
Closing Date: 18 March 2021
Interview: 14 April 2021
Further Information
As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required.
Imperial College London is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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Invitation to join the National Institute of Health Research as committee members and reviewers

Invitation to join the National Institute of Health Research as committee members and reviewers
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the UK’s largest funder of health and care research, providing the personnel, facilities and technology to support a thriving and inclusive research culture.
NIHR funds The Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR) which supports research that serves key stakeholders including NHS and social care managers, clinical research networks, clinicians, professionals, researchers, service users, carers, and the public. Recent events highlight the pivotal role research plays in addressing global health and care issues.
The increased risk of illness and death from Covid-19 to Black and Brown communities has been attributed to a variety of systemic factors such as inequalities in healthcare, employment, criminal justice and environmental factors, as well as the psychological impact of racism.
The consequences of racial inequality on health and mortality demonstrate the need for nuanced research that examines how race and ethnicity can shape health disparities, in addition to studies designed to meet the differential needs of society’s diverse and multiracial communities.
The HS&DR programme is proud of its role in supporting ambitious, evaluative research that improves the nation’s health and social care services. It strives to maintain racial and ethnic diversity among funding committee members to ensure processes are inclusive and draw from a wide talent pool. It welcomes research proposals that reflect the broadest possible expertise, knowledge and opinion. Here’s what existing members have to say about their work:
Working with HS&DR Funding Committee
The HS&DR Funding Committee assesses stage 1 and 2 proposals for research received through the commissioned and researcher-led workstreams. At stage one, the committee considers applications primarily for need and importance of a proposed research question, and at stage two primarily for scientific quality and value for money. The committee is composed of experts from a range of disciplines relevant to health and social care research and delivery, and public contributors.
Becoming an HS&DR Reviewer
NIHR’s community of reviewers plays a vital part in maintaining and improving the quality of the HS&DR Programme projects and outputs. They are sought from a variety of fields, including from those who work in and use health and social care services. The current list of members can be accessed HERE on NIHR’s website.
To help NIHR better understand and support your needs please complete this short survey accessed HERE
If you are interested in joining the HS&DR funding committee or becoming a reviewer, please contact Steph Garfield by email:
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Building racial equity and diversity in the peer review process

Building racial equity and diversity in the peer review process
Events in 2020 have exposed the persistence of racism in every sphere of society. The tragic killing of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people of colour have heightened public consciousness of racial inequality and the role that White privilege plays in this process. Read more