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APPLICATION PACK LECTURER IMAGING SCIENCES AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE REFERENCE NUMBER: A7/MRE/080/11-JL Contents 1. Explanatory notes including application procedure 2. Further particulars, including: a. information about King‟s College London, and the post b. job description and person specification c. summary of the terms and conditions of service EXPLANATORY NOTES - please read carefully before completing the application form Thank you for your enquiry regarding a post at King‟s College London. Enclosed is a set of further particulars for this post. These comprise: a job description and person specification; general information about the College, School and Department; as well as the main terms and conditions of the post. Application procedure Should you wish to apply for this position, please send the following: a completed standard Personal Details Form (click hyperlink to download) a Equal Opportunities Form (click hyperlink to download) a copy of a short statement setting out your reasons for applying for the post and highlighting the particular skill and experience which you feel you would bring to the role a copy of a current curriculum vitae which should include inter alia o your full name with title o details of your present post with date of appointment o education degrees (subject, class, institution, date of award) other academic/professional qualifications (subject, level, institution, date of award) distinctions other than degrees o membership of professional and learned societies o teaching and research experience o administrative and management experience o grants obtained o publications To email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications should be made electronically in Word or PDF format. Please ensure you quote reference number A7/MRE/080/11-JL on all correspondence. Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Nicolas Smith on 020 718 88381, or via email at email@example.com. Closing date: 13 March 2011 Please advise your referees that they may be contacted and asked to provide a reference at short notice. Equal opportunities King's College London is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all areas of its work. In order to achieve this aim, the College will seek to: ensure that prospective and current students, job applicants and members of staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without any unjustified discrimination on grounds of age, sex, disability, family circumstances, race, colour, nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin, social and economic status, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status or other irrelevant distinction promote good relations between individuals from different groups recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within both its current and potential staff and student body foster a culture based on trust and mutual respect undertake a programme of action to make equality policies effective monitor progress towards achieving equality of opportunity on a regular basis communicate to staff, students, associates and others the promotion of equal opportunities and College procedures to sustain it. Applicants with disabilities King's College London is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact the HR Advisor responsible for the administration of the post. Travel expenses The College normally reimburses reasonable travel costs to and from interview within the United Kingdom. Regrettably, only limited contribution to travel costs for applicants from outside the UK may be available. Please contact the Head of Department before making your reservation. Response We very much regret that due to limited resources and the large number of applications we currently receive, we are only able to inform short listed candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to assure you, however, that every application we receive is considered in detail and a shortlist only drawn up after careful reference to a detailed person specification. If therefore, your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies at King‟s College London as and when they are advertised. Thank you for your interest in King‟s College London. FURTHER PARTICULARS The College King's College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (2010 QS international world rankings); The Sunday Times 'University of the Year 2010/11'; and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has nearly 23,000 students (of whom more than 8,600 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and some 5,500 employees. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming its estate. King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million. There are nine Schools of Study: Arts & Humanities Biomedical Sciences Dental Institute Institute of Psychiatry Law Medicine Natural and Mathematical Sciences Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery Social Science & Public Policy King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres. King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org. The School The School of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the UK and is committed to pursuing excellence in research and teaching. The School of Medicine has a population of around 2500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The School comprises 8 research divisions populated by over 600 staff, with a research income of over £40M, and the Division of Medical Education which manages the MBBS programme. The School is located on four hospital campuses across South London. Each campus has its own distinctive character and this diversity is an attractive feature of the School for our staff and students. The School‟s two major partner trusts, Guy‟s and St Thomas‟ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) and King‟s College Hospital NHS Trust (KCH) have 1,000,000 patient contacts a year combined. Their specialist services include cancer, cardiothoracic, renal, haematology, children‟s services (GSTT); liver disease and transplantation, foetal medicine, neuroscience, cardiology (KCH). The School's research excellence is well recognised, as evidenced by the 2008 research assessment exercise. Using the „research power‟ analysis, where the average point score for each unit of assessment in the RAE is multiplied by the total number of full-time equivalent staff entered, some 70 per cent of King‟s submissions in health sciences subjects are in the country‟s top six Within its eight research divisions, the School hosts two MRC Centres in Transplantation and the Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma and in 2008 alone was awarded Centre of Excellence status by the British Heart Foundation with funding of £9 million and opened the £4 million Breakthrough Breast Cancer Unit. Based on UCAS application figures, King‟s College London continues to be the most popular choice for undergraduate medicine in the UK. Detailed information on the various routes through the MBBS is contained below. . The Department The department of Bioengineering is a new department that is being established within the division of Imaging Sciences to provide cutting-edge engineering research and teaching to augment and enhance the existing international reputation of the division. Specialist areas in the department will include: Multi-scale and Multi-physics Computational modelling Systems biology, simulation of cell signalling and regulation High performance computation and visualisation for biomedical applications Bioinstrumentation and device development Image processing and Image acquisition Numerical Analysis and parameter estimation The main objective of the Department is to pursue high quality, multidisciplinary research internationally. There is a close and vital relationship in our work between problem solving in clinical and biomedical application areas and methodological research in biomedical engineering technologies and information processing. Over the past 20 years the Division of Imaging Sciences has built up a critical mass of basic science and clinical research with an outward-looking approach that engenders dialogues in a way that would not be possible in a less integrated setting. The research activity in the Department will focus on accelerating this progress through the integration of intelligent image and data acquisition with quantitative tools in both clinical and basic science contexts. Current emphasis on cardiovascular, oncology and pulmonary disease applications will be combined with new areas of research. The goal of this work will be to contribute to the extraction of the full value of state of the art imaging and measurement tools, and the combined information content they produce. Through translation of technology we will aim to ultimately support a paradigm shift away from predefined clinical indices determining treatment options and a move towards true personalisation of care based on quantitation and an individual‟s specific physiology. To support this work we have strong links with large imaging equipment manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as SMEs and university start-ups developing devices and computational methods. Links with partner NHS trusts are of increasing importance to foster translational research and so improve patient care. The Post Description of Duties: Context The Department of Biomedical Engineering within the Division of Imaging Sciences has strengths in computational modelling that are closely integrated with parallel research activities in image integration, processing and acquisition. Key to this work is the development and application of computational tools for information extraction that aim to improve methods for patient selection and therapy assessment and optimisation. The Department is on the forefront of this type of translational research. This post aims to strengthen the computational modelling skills available within the department in particular for applications that involve the production and use of multi-scale computational models. The measurement and modelling of cardiovascular physiology has applications in perfusion, tissue mechanics, electrical activation and whole organ fluid mechanics. The Department has projects that aim to use computational models in all these applications and the skills brought in by this position will be used in all these projects. As part of the new Department, an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering will be launched in 2011 which requires both syllabi development and delivery in the areas of computational techniques, mathematical modelling, solid and fluid mechanics. It is expected the post holder will be able to deliver both foundation courses in these areas in years one and two and specialist research driven courses in the final year and possibly also on the existing MSc course. Given the relatively junior nature of this position and on going research commitments, however, it is important to note that the undergraduate teaching load will have to be managed. It is also expected that the post holder will take an active role in the supervision and training of postgraduate level students. Main appointment site: The post will be based at St Thomas‟; however, it is a requirement of employment that the post holder be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the College either on an on-going or temporary basis after due consultation. JOB DESCRIPTION Post Title: Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Department/Division/ Biomedical Engineering Department/ Imaging Sciences Directorate: Grade: Lecturer Responsible to: Head of Department Responsible for: n/a ROLE PURPOSE To develop a research programme, as Principal Investigator, in relevant aspects of computational modelling and attract funding to it. To work on the use of computational models for developing and applying analysis tools to generate new insights into both patient and animal data. To work on links between image acquisition, image registration and computational models. To contribute expertise as a co-investigator to the computational tools developed used by researchers within the Division. Contributing to the Division‟s teaching and administration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. ROLE OUTLINE – MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Key Objectives: Teaching (i) To teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses relevant to the appointee‟s expertise (ii) To assist with setting and marking examinations, as required, for any papers and courses taught including attendance at Examiners‟ meetings (iii) Supervising and training research students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research (i) To provide research leadership within the research field of the appointee. (ii) To undertake internationally leading research and submit research for publication, so as to contribute to the School‟s research record and the further advancement of the discipline/profession (iii) To raise funding through peer reviewed grant applications to support a substantial programme of research. (iii) To develop and strengthen links with others in the appointee‟s area of expertise and with external bodies to promote the research and to assist in funding it. Administration (i) To carry out any administrative duties assigned by the Head of School (ii) To represent the School on College and University Committees as required Communication & Networking: To undertake appropriate professional duties, such as serving on the scientific committees of conferences, editorial boards of journals, and involvement in professional bodies. Present at national and international conferences, and contribute towards high impact journal publications. Deal with routine communication and liaise with the clinical collaborators in the project. Communicate complex information orally and in writing Liaise with colleagues and students Analysis & Research: Analyse and interpret research data and draw conclusions on the outcomes Write up research work for publication Team Work, Teaching & Learning Support: Supervision of relevant staff and students Work with colleagues on joint projects as required Collaborate with academic and industrial colleagues on areas of shared research interest Attend and contribute to relevant meetings Sensory/Physical Demands & Work Environment: Balance with help the competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines Be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on own work and that of others Pastoral Care: Mentor junior staff and students within the department Organisational Chart: This position will report to the Head of Department Special Requirements: You will be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role. Information of a confidential nature must be kept strictly confidential and should never be disclosed either inside or outside work. It should be noted that breach of confidentiality is a serious offence which may lead to dismissal. This appointment is subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this post you will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed. General: All staff are expected to adhere to King‟s policies and procedures. Date: January 2011 Please note: This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-holder develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post- holder recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training. If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by the post-holder and line manger. The Human Resources department should then be consulted as to the implications of the proposed changes. PERSON SPECIFICATION Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom International applications will be considered for this position. If you do not have permission to enter, remain and work in the United Kingdom you will need to pass a points-based immigration assessment. Before you apply for this job you must ascertain whether you have sufficient points to qualify under Tier 1 and/or Tier 21 schemes. If you do not have sufficient points please do not apply as you will not be granted permission to enter the United Kingdom. Click on the following link to the points calculator: Border & Immigration Agency | Points-based calculator At the interview you will be asked to furnish the panel with the details of the route (Tier 1 and/or Tier 2) you would be eligible to follow. Please note that should you have sufficient points this does not mean your application will be successful. In the event your application is successful there is no guarantee that your application for a visa will be granted, in which event the offer will be withdrawn. CRITERIA E D HOW IDENTIFIED S E AND ASSESSED S S E I AP = application N R AS = assessment T A I = interview I B A L P = presentation L E R = references Education/qualification and training PhD in computational modelling or related area X BSc/MSc in relevant subject X 1st or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent X Knowledge/skills Good written and spoken English X Demonstrated aptitude for research X A high level of Problem solving ability X Numerical Analysis and computational techniques X High performance computing and software development X Experience Development of biophysical computational models X Track record in the area of computational modelling, biomedical X engineering and continuum mechanics applied to physiological systems Record of grant funding, from a variety of sources X Publications in high ranking, peer reviewed journals X An active role in the supervision and training of undergraduate and X postgraduate level students Personal characteristics/other requirements Clarity of presentation and expression X Willingness and aptitude for interdisciplinary communication X Conscientious X Ability to supervise of relevant staff and students X Evidence of understanding of the role of academic management. X There are two classifications – highly skilled migrant and sponsored migrant. Highly skilled migrants are encouraged to apply under the Tier 1 (General Migrant) route. If you do not qualify under the Tier 1 (General Migrant) route, you may qualify under the Tier 2 (Skilled Worker-General) route, however this is dependent on King‟s College London at its sole discretion issuing you with a Certificate of Sponsorship. SUMMARY OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE This appointment is made under the King‟s College London Terms and Conditions of Service for Non Clinical Academic staff, a copy of which is available from the Human Resources department on request. Period of Appointment: Indefinite contract Probation: 3 years Salary: On Grade 7: £37,839 - £45,155 per annum plus £2,323 London Allowance Superannuation This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme. Staff already superannuated under the NHS Superannuation Scheme may opt to remain in that scheme provided an application to do so is received by the NHS scheme trustees within three months of appointment to King‟s College London. Alternatively staff may opt to participate in SERPS or take out a personal pension. Please note that the College does not provide an employer's contribution towards a private pension plan. The College operates PensionsPlus by which individuals increase their take home pay by reducing their NI contributions. For staff who join either USS or SAUL pension schemes, you will automatically be entered into PensionsPlus (provided you would benefit from doing so). As a result your salary will be reduced so that you receive the PensionsPlus salary and a payment is made into your pension scheme instead. NB - NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical Schools are classed as “Direction Employers” and some benefits of the NHS Scheme are not available to Direction members. For further information please contact Ms Pauline Job, Payroll & Pension Manager, King‟s College London, James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA. Medical All appointments to King‟s are subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this post you will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of employment. When the Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and declared that you are fit for appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed. Confidentiality In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which must not be disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your duties or with specific permission from your Head of School/Department/Division. (In particular if your work involves the handling of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the maintenance of security and confidentiality of NHS systems and data must be observed). Breaches in confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action. Training and Education King‟s College London recognises the importance of training in achieving its objective of pursuing excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its staff. We are committed to providing training for all members of staff so that they can perform their jobs effectively and offering them opportunities for further development. Most training and development will occur "on the job" and formal training opportunities are also available within King‟s College London associated hospitals trusts and through other external organisations. All members of staff with teaching responsibilities are encouraged to obtain formal recognition of their professional expertise in teaching. It is the normal expectation that staff new to teaching in higher education will register for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) unless they already possess a teaching qualification in higher education. The PGCAP is taught and managed by the King's Learning Institute (KLI); information about the certificate and other programmes run by KLI can be found on their web site – www.kcl.ac.uk/learningteaching No Smoking Policy King‟s College London is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for staff, students and visitors. Therefore, please note that smoking is not permitted in any of the College buildings or in College vehicles. Smoking is also not permitted immediately outside the entrances to College buildings or near to windows and air intake units. Staff working at associated NHS trust sites or other premises should adhere to whatever policy is in place at these locations.
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