Professor of Medicines Optimisation

Professor (Full)
University of Sunderland
United Kingdom
Jun 2012
This job posting expired on July 20, 2012.
Professor of Medicines Optimisation
Sunderland School of Pharmacy and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£56,210- £59,450 pa
37 hours per week for nominal purposes.
This post of Professor of Medicines Optimisation, which will be based at the University of Sunderland in Sunderland City Centre, is a progressive, innovative, partnership appointment between the Sunderland School of Pharmacy and, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Established in 1921, the Sunderland School of Pharmacy is the second largest in the UK and, arguably, one of the most connected, not only via its premier regional position here in the North East of England, but also via its truly global Alumni, reflecting our 90 years of providing pharmacy education. We have a sustained track record of applied research with real world impact, which is both locally relevant, and internationally renowned. Carried out by multi-disciplinary teams that span the fundamental and applied sciences, and which commonly include clinicians and other medical practitioners, this approach allows us to address the challenge of getting science into products and evidence into practice. Research into the development, testing and use of medicines features strongly in all of our research. Similarly, as a partner in Fuse ( ), the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, our emphasis is not only on putting evidence into practice, but also researching how best to do this.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a top UK Teaching Trust with internationally acclaimed acute services and a clear commitment to patient-centred care. The Pharmacy team at Newcastle are committed to continued improvement in the care it provides to patients and is actively working with the wider clinical team within the Trust and beyond to optimise the use of medicines. This provides an ideal multiprofessional environment for translational research in the field of medicines optimisation, to identify and promote best practice.
This partnership appointment between the University and The NHS Foundation Trust (salaried at the University, with governance arrangements, including an Honorary Contract at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and, a research passport to support the activities), therefore seeks a high calibre researcher who can play a leading role in developing enhanced inter and intra professional collaboration and co-operation and, patient and public engagement, with a focus on the development of translational research of national and international impact, in support of improved practice in medicines optimisation. Applicants should also have experience in providing progressive academic leadership and, the generation of research funding, as well as possessing excellent research supervision and mentoring skills.
To be considered for this post you must have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field and a proven record of significant contribution to the aims of the University, as elucidated in the Academic Strategy and/or a demonstrable ability to enhance the University's public reputation as a centre of education, research, enterprise and scholarship.
You must have a proven record of research income generation and publication outputs in the broad area of Medicines Optimisation, aligned with the Health Sciences research of the School of Pharmacy; knowledge and experience of conducting research in a health care environment, taking cognisance of NHS R&D and ethics processes and of the successful supervision of post graduate research students
It is also essential that you have significant measurable achievements in one or more of the following criteria:
Teaching and Learning:
outstanding contributions to the development of student learning experiences and pedagogic practice, whether by the design or delivery of programmes; and/or
as a high level internationally recognised academic scholar, by making outstanding/significant contributions to the furtherance of knowledge or its application to society whether by research, consultancy, creative activity, professional practice or performance; and/or
as a proponent of reach-out activities, by making a significant contribution to support, develop and promote knowledge transfer, enterprise and employer- related learning; maximising funding opportunities and developing and maintaining partnerships with significant, measurable benefits to the organisation.
The following are all desirable requirements for this post:
A doctorate in a relevant field;
membership of relevant bodies in your area of work/research;
Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council;
Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; and
active membership of one or, pharmacy and/or wider health organisations/networks.
Ref: FAL092/2153
For information on this post, please contact Tony Alabaster at and Neil Watson at
The application form, role profile and details of the benefits of working for the University of Sunderland can be obtained from or by contacting Human Resources on 0191 515 2055.
Closing date for applications 29 July 2012