Reader or Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Research (non-clinical) Ref: 3398

School: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Department: Primary Care and Public Health
Hours: Full time (Hours 1.0 FTE)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference:  3398
Salary: Non-Clinical Academic Grade 9 £49,149 to  £55,297
Placed on: 22 August 2018
Closing date: 29 September 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

We are seeking an inspirational role model in general practice for the role of Reader or Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The post holder will be expected to:

  • Develop BSMS as a research beacon to support the sustainability of primary care  by leading locally relevant research bids and projects, by teaching research skills and evidence-based medicine, by designing and evaluating curriculum developments, responsive to student and network needs, by supporting our GP teachers and by engaging with external organisations and networks to support strong relationships across undergraduate and postgraduate training, focusing on the research that would support that. Current topics are the workforce and skills mix crisis, redefining general medicine (as for those with frailty), new models of care, community engagement, global health, implementation research, diversity, vulnerability, and e-health.
  • Contribute to the delivery and further development of research and teaching in general practice across the School, adding to the primary care evidence-base and academic capacity ensuring that our undergraduate BSMS students have an excellent experience of general practice across the curriculum, and are prepared to embrace their future in general practice, in portfolio careers (i.e., with research as an option).
  • Support the development and implementation of research and teaching strategy across BSMS, and from time to time, undertake formal School level leadership roles appropriate to their background and portfolio.
  • Build on an emerging research reputation and work with the Departmental Research Leads and BSMS GP colleagues, to undertake a programme of research relevant to BSMS and to the NHS in crisis, and support researchers to engage in primary care research and to build the local and international portfolio of research.
  • Work with colleagues to encourage and enable GP colleagues beyond BSMS to engage with the undergraduate teaching programme, including the provision of placements, Student Selected Components and 4th year Individual Research Projects.

The title of Reader may be awarded to the successful applicant as a mark of personal distinction for an important contribution to the advancement of the subject, where they have achieved an exceptional level in research with demonstrated competence in teaching.

Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the position informally with Prof Harm van Marwijk, Professor of General Practice, or via email:

Download job description and person specification Ref 3398 [PDF 242.97KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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