Clinical Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IHS097A)

We wish to recruit to a new Clinical Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen.  

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Consultant
Salary: £84,984 - £112,925
Ref No: IHS097A
Closing Date: 17-MAY-2021


Job Description

Funded by a donation from a supporter of the University with interests in women’s health, this permanent post is aimed at individuals at Consultant level who have already demonstrated commitment to a clinical academic career path and delivered excellence in both academic and clinical roles.  The appointee will be accorded NHS Honorary Consultant status and will contribute to the clinical work of the NHS Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

A generous package is associated with this post, including support for research consumables and a doctoral student.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology research at the University of Aberdeen has long been at the forefront of research and development in human reproduction.  Sir Dugald Baird established a worldwide reputation for his work on obstetrics, physiology and epidemiology from the 1930’s, and this legacy of research and health improvement continues to this day.  We have made a number of important contributions to the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology with an emphasis on fertility, obstetric epidemiology (including maternal mortality and morbidity), prolapse and incontinence and the prevention of cancer in women. 

Ours is an integrated team of University and NHS colleagues with to-ranking research credentials, substantial grant income, high-impact publications, and international collaborations.  It is one of the top performing clinical research groups in the country and has been identified as a University priority for investment and growth.  The group’s strengths are in population-based observational studies and large randomised trials and it uses data linkage, health services research and health economic techniques to understand and provide effective treatment for conditions affecting women at different stages in their lives.  There is an emphasis on novel approaches to clinical trial design, prediction modelling, diagnostics, evidence synthesis and decision-support tools and the Centre prides itself on keeping women at the heart of all its endeavours.

We have recently reviewed our research strategy and established the Aberdeen Centre for Women’s Health Research (ACWHR) with the vision to transform the care of women before and during pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood by delivering a targeted programme of research that leads to real-world changes in health care practice.  The Centre was established in recognition of the credentials of the existing group but also to signal this as a future priority for investment and expansion.

Investment in Women’s Health

In 2023, the Baird Family Hospital will open its doors. NHS Grampian’s exciting new development on the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen will bring together maternity, neonatal, fertility, gynaecology, and breast cancer services in a single, state-of-the-art facility. The new hospital will revolutionise the care of women across North East Scotland – not only through the services it supports, but also through the unique opportunity that it presents to further maternal health research.

The appointee to this Chair will be located in this new Hospital from the time of its opening alongside our University clinical academics in dedicated research space together with our research-active clinical colleagues.  Our Aberdeen Fertility Centre will also move into state-of-the-art facilities in the new space( ).  

The University includes Women’s Health Research in its philanthropic opportunities and this Chair has been funded by a generous gift.  There are more opportunities for engagement and the appointee to this Chair will be part of these efforts. 

If you join our research and clinical teams, we can offer you excellent support to carry out research, membership of a collegiate team of staff who are ambitious to further expand their global profile in Women’s Health Research and access to high-class research infrastructure including Medical Statistics, a Clinical Trials Unit, Health Economics, a Data Safe Haven

and rich datasets for cohort studies and maternal records for Aberdeen births.

Salary will be negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit  

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 May 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Phone: (01224) 437965


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya.


Please quote reference number IHS097A on all correspondence

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