NIHR Clinical Lecturer

University of Manchester

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health are offering NIHR Clinical Lectureships in the following specialties and themes:

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Genetics, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Dermatology
  • Acute Care: Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Plastic Surgery
  • Health Needs of Older People: General Practice, General Psychiatry, Cardiology

There are specialty specific posts in General Practice.

There is also the potential to appoint additional Lectureships in other specialty areas through the matched Clinical Lectureship scheme. Available specialties can be found listed here:

If you are interested in conducting Clinical Pharmacology research, there are possibilities for you to do so as part of the research component of your ACL. However you will be required to obtain an ACL in one of the clinical specialties listed above or on the link.

The Clinical Lectureships are designed to offer postdoctoral support for a clinician having recently completed a higher degree (PhD, MD or equivalent). Trainees must also have a National Training Number (NTN) prior to starting the post. The University invites exceptional and ambitious applicants to join our successful Integrated Academic Training (IAT) programme which was awarded to the Faculty by the National Institute of Health Research Trainee Academy. You will be expected to be medically qualified, have completed core training, obtained a higher degree (e.g. PhD or MD) or equivalent and have evidence of clinical leadership.  

The post will be funded on a full-time basis for the duration of remaining specialty training (until CCT) or a maximum of 4-years, whichever is soonest.  Appointments will be subject to satisfactory annual review.  You will spend 50% of your time undertaking research and developing your academic skills and 50% time completing specialty training.  It is expected that the Clinical Lecturers will have applied for National Clinician Scientist Awards within the 4-year period.

Please note appointments will be made to the 2016 scale unless you reached ST3 before August 2016.

£51,017 / £58,398 per annum (hospital medicine CLs)
£73,367 – £95,105 pro rata per annum (Primary Care CLs)
* Pending 2023 NHS pay award

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 28 June 2023

Interview date for successful applicants: Thursday 13 July 2023​​​​​​​

  • Please complete the following document NIHR CL Supplementary Questions & Guidance 2023-24 and attach this to your CV when submitting the application.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr John Blaikley, ACL Programme Director, The University of Manchester

Email: [email protected] ​​​​​​​

General enquiries:

Email: [email protected]

Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location