Job Description

Accordingly, the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a higher specialty trainee in Medical Microbiology wishing to pursue such an academic career. 

You will join a committed and enthusiastic team of clinicians, researchers, and educators, providing an excellent opportunity to develop expertise through a planned programme of specialty training ensuring professional, academic, and personal development. The post holder will be located on the Foresterhill site.

A start date of March/April 2023 is envisaged.

Aberdeen is unique in having internationally recognised strengths in both biomedical and population-based research and robust partnerships exist between clinical academics and medical science and health service researchers and their colleagues in the health care professions in primary and secondary care. In the past two decades, there has been significant and sustained capital investment (over £250m) in clinical, research and educational facilities on the Foresterhill site, which is jointly owned by the University and the NHS, to support their work. Notable amongst the research infrastructure are staff and equipment in Proteomics, Electron Microscopy, Flow cytometry, Genomics, Analytical facilities, a Human Nutrition Unit, a Medical Stats team, the Centre for Randomised Healthcare Trials, rich datasets and cohorts including the Aberdeen Maternity Neonatal Databank. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical scale for Academics below level of Consultant, £38,704 – £73,544 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School


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.