Clinical Chair in Medicine

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Chair in Medicine within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism , Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.  You will be clinically based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and will hold an honorary contract as a Consultant Physician in Metabolic Medicine, Diabetes or relevant specialty with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Laboratory activity will be based mainly at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but with expectations that you will have significant links with the Hammersmith Campus as well as wide-ranging activities across Imperial College London, close association with other parts of the Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT) and its associated hospitals. 

You will contribute to the academic mission of Imperial College London to deliver world class scholarship, education and research.  This particular post is focused upon research in metabolic medicine and/or diabetes.

Duties and responsibilities

All members of clinical academic staff are expected to be active and highly respected in clinical practice, in research, publishing papers in leading journals, attending conferences, supervising research students and obtaining funding to support their students and research activities.

Teaching and research are considered an integral part of the post. The post will involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment and you will be expected to enhance the academic standing of the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction .

Essential requirements

  • Full GMC (General Medical Council) registration
  • Appropriate specialist qualification
  • CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training), other specialist registration with GMC under equivalence rules and the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) would all be considered as appropriate for the position
  • An international reputation and expertise in the field of Metabolic Medicine or Diabetes
  • A sustained track record in attracting high levels of research funding
  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications, confirming international standing
  • Experience of training undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD), MD(Res)
  • Experience of supervising medical staff
  • Clinical Experience and Effectiveness
  • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge to be able to lead the Metabolic Medicine or Diabetes service
  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment at consultant level at a UK National Health Service or equivalent 
  • Clinical training and experience in an appropriate area equivalent to that required for a UK CCT 

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria for the post can be found in the attached Job Description.

Further information

This job description is currently with the Royal College of Physicians for their review and approval.

Please see our Further Particulars  for more information about the College and the benefits available to staff. 

Clinical Academic appointments require checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service or DBS, (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)). 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 for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found on the Home Office website or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Clinical academic appointments are conditional on medical clearance by the College Occupational Health Service and by the relevant Trust’s Occupational Health Service that the candidate is fit for the employment. 

For informal discussions about the post, please contact Professor Mark Thursz, Head of the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Email: [email protected]  or Professor Waljit Dhillo, Head of Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Email: [email protected] 

For further information on the recruitment process please contact: Maria Monteiro, Senior Appointments Manager, email: [email protected] Telephone: +44 (0)207 594 5498. 

Candidates are required to complete an online application via our website at and upload their full Curriculum Vitae, covering letter and any additional related documents.  

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.


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