Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infection (Honorary Consultant) Ref: 6962

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE/10Pa’s per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 6962
Salary: Clinical Academic Consultant pay scale (basic salary) dependent on clinical seniority
Placed on: 11 November 2021
Closing date: 20 December 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

Applications are invited for a new post of Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Infection (Medical Microbiology) at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). This post is being offered in association with the newly formed University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) where the successful applicant will hold an honorary consultant contract. 

The successful applicant will be an accredited microbiologist with a strong research background in clinical microbiology. The post is part of the continuing academic development in Global Health and Infection at BSMS. Academic infection medicine at BSMS is jointly led by Professors Newport and Llewelyn and is a major element in the research strategy of the School encompassing basic science and patient-facing clinical research. The department’s multidisciplinary research programme has academic links around the world and is organised into four main themes: tackling NTDs, Infectious Diseases, HIV and Sexual Health, and Culture, Society and Health.

UHS supports two Clinical Microbiology teams working in close coordination to deliver services across the Trust, one based at Worthing and St  Richard’s (Chichester) Hospitals and one based at the Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal (Haywards Heath) Hospitals. It is anticipated that the post holder will primarily be based at Worthing Hospital for clinical duties. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their own area of clinical expertise supporting the range of specialist services the Trust delivers across all seven hospitals it serves. They will contribute to the microbiology on call service. UHS is the hub of the Kent Surrey Sussex microbiology and infectious diseases training programme and hosts NIHR-funded academic training posts supervised by clinical academic staff.

The post is open to suitably qualified specialists in Medical Microbiology at Consultant level or specialist trainees that are within six months of receiving clinical accreditation within their specialty who have a higher research degree (MD, PhD or equivalent experience) and an established academic track record in the field of clinical microbiology. Dual clinical accreditation in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases would be an advantage.

Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the position informally with Prof Mel Newport, Head of Department, or Prof Martin Llewelyn, Professor of Infectious Diseases  Dr Jo Legg or Dr Racheol Sierra, Consultant Microbiologists based at Worthing Hospital,

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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This role may be eligible for sponsorship. If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page for further information. If you want further advice on sponsorship eligibility please contact

How to apply

Download our clinical academic application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 268.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 119.50KB] and complete all sections.

Email your completed application,CV, Cover letter and personal details and equal opportunities form, to   

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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