Senior Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Pathology, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (MED136AX)

We have vacancies for two Senior Clinical Lecturers in Forensic Pathology.  These posts are aimed at individuals eligible to work at Consultant level within Forensic Pathology to deliver services to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.  You will be accorded NHS Honorary Consultant status as appropriate. 

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Consultant
Salary: £87,534 - £116,313
Ref No: MED136AX
Closing Date: 09-JUN-2022


Job Description

The principal duties will include performing post-mortem examinations, provision of scene of death investigation and suspicious death autopsy, provision of evidence in Courts of Law.

The post holders will have a key role in the discussions between the Crown Office, the University and NHS Grampian and other stakeholders on the planning , development, and implementation of future service provision for the forensic pathology service.

They will also be involved in the ongoing development of the new state of the art mortuary and post-mortem facilities being developed by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with NHS Grampian and  the University and in consultation with the Crown Office and other stakeholders.  The project has capital funding and planning permission, will start this summer, and be completed within two years.

In addition, it is expected that you will participate as appropriate in teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes, although it is recognised that potential applicants might have each of these to a greater or lesser extent:

Applicants must be on the specialist register in Pathology or Forensic Pathology.  Alternatively, you may be eligible if you are within 3-6 months of the award of your CCT on the date of interview. In addition you should hold Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in Forensic Pathology or histopathology and hold a further postgraduate qualification in Forensic Pathology, or an equivalent qualification which reflects competence to carry out the duties of the post.

Experience in Forensic Pathology with a breadth of autopsy experience, including homicide investigation.

Experience in the supervision of junior staff.

Sophisticated communication skills, both oral and written (including teaching skills), and ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams including experience of relating well to colleagues and relatives as well as to legal professionals and agents of law and order.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical Scale for Staff holding Honorary Consultant contracts, £87,534 – £116,313 per annum with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (

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. 

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Job Reference Number:  MED136AX

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 09 June 2022


The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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