We are seeking a leading clinical academic with established research experience in type 2 diabetes, obesity and associated metabolic complications for a high profile and prestigious Professorship within King's College London (KCL).
This post, within the School of Life Course Sciences at KCL, aims to provide clinical academic leadership in diabetes to complement the Department of Diabetes' existing strengths in the areas of clinical diabetes management, metabolic medicine and surgery, diabetes clinical trials, islet biology and transplantation. The post holder will act as Head of the Department of Diabetes.
The appointed Chair will play a critical role in developing, shaping and delivering the Department's clinical research and training, ensuring that the opportunities are maximised. They will be expected to bring a portfolio of world class research in diabetes and/or obesity to the Department, and to use their experience to support development of early-career academic staff and students to help them reach their full potential.
The Chair will undertake clinical duties related to their clinical/research expertise through an honorary consultant contract with King's Health Partners Trusts. Through this aspect of the role they will provide clinical leadership in their specialism and, as a clinical researcher of high standing, act as a role-model and mentor to colleagues seeking to develop their own clinical science research.
The post will also play a key role in increasing the impact of the KHP Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity (IDEO), one of several KHP Institutes developed as a collaboration between KCL and its partner NHS Trusts. Within the Institute, the appointed Chair will contribute to the development and delivery of KHP's strategy for diabetes, primarily around the interface of obesity, diabetes and metabolic complications. The appointed Chair will work closely with the Institute Directors to ensure complementarity between the Department and Institute research and education strategies, academic and clinical engagement activities, and innovation / commercial partnerships.
In addition to the Chair, KHP IDEO will provide a research administrator (grade 5), shared with other IDEO clinical academics (year 1 funding agreed in 2021/2022 annual business planning cycle). We also have funding available for a clinical senior lectureship and lectureship in diabetes. Following appointment, the Chair will play a role in recruitment to these posts.
If you are interested in an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Lucilla Poston, Head of School, KCL via email@example.com.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract. This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.
Proven leadership of independent research of international standing in type 2 diabetes, obesity and associated metabolic complications.
Evidence of clinical practice skills at a recognised, high standard in type 2 diabetes, obesity and associated metabolic complications.
Good knowledge of delivering clinical services and ability to identify and prioritise research that will lead to clinical service improvements.
Excellent strategic and organisational skills, including leadership in the design and delivery of a clinical research strategy, and plans to maximise academic / clinical impact, and funding opportunities.
Knowledge of the NHS research and innovation policy context and the Higher Education environment in the UK, and especially how these may enable or constrain opportunities for developing King's clinical and applied research into a world class Institution.
Excellent communication skills, including presentation of scientific research at national and international meetings.
Extensive record of publication in high-quality peer-reviewed scientific and clinical journals.
Evidence of maintaining an active research profile with a sustained track record of securing external grant funding.
Experience of supervision of PhD students and/or clinical fellows.
Experience in mentoring and developing junior research colleagues.
Development and delivery of undergraduate / postgraduate training.
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About Kings College London
King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.
Mission and vision
Through our commitment to exceptional education, impactful research and genuine service to society, we are creating positive change in our communities, both in London and on the world stage. Our Strategic Vision 2029 looks forward to our 200th anniversary in 2029 and sets out our ambitious plans in five key areas:
Educating the next generation of change-makers;
Challenging ideas and driving change through research;
Giving back to society through meaningful service;
Working with our local communities in London;
Fostering global citizens with an international perspective.
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