Additional Information: Please note DBS clearance will be required for this post.
The appointees will undertake research in Youth Mental Health, Perinatal Psychiatry, or other areas pending discussion, forming networks across the School and wider University. Research involving the Institute for Mental Health’s interdisciplinary focus on translational cognitive neuroscience, health service evaluation, social policy, philosophy and ethics, and emerging disorders will be encouraged. There will also be access to other state of the art clinical research opportunities within University space embedded within the Barberry Centre, The Institute for Mental Health, and the Centre for Human Brain Health.
The appointment to these strategically crucial posts will promote the emerging interests of the Institute for Mental Health and its allied Trusts. The successful candidates will also take roles in the teaching programme within the Institute for Mental Health, and the development of our MSc.
Research is the primary and key component of these appointments, and it is anticipated that the successful applicants will develop a programme of research in line with increasing links across the University, in related disciplines within the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Psychology and the wider College and University. We would expect the appointees to lead grant applications and to submit high quality research for publication. For these posts, an interest in psychosis, mood disorders, developmental disorders, child and adolescent mental health, computational psychiatry, neuroimaging, epidemiology, trials and predictors of outcome in severe mental illness, and modelling with complex data sets would fit well with the strategy of the IMH. In Psychology, the appointees will join a large team of cognitive neuroscientists interested in cognitive biomarkers of disease and in developing new approaches to imaging the brain. Thus, the ability to contribute to and strengthen research in these areas would be expected. Given the important development component of these posts, the appointees will have support to develop a larger profile in research for this programme.
It is anticipated that the successful candidates will be offered Honorary Consultant Contracts at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) or Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB). The candidates will work with the clinical leads to identify appropriate clinical duties that will be sensitive to the expertise of the appointees as well as their academic needs. BSMHFT are able to offer Research Assistant/Research Fellow support to the successful candidate(s). The appointees will be expected to take part in the on-call rota.
We wish to appoint an outstanding academic able to contribute to cross disciplinary interests in the IMH, to lead on a research programme, to apply for external funding, and to develop research in collaboration with the allied Trusts, FTB and BSMHFT
Experience in teaching and education will also be a mandatory requirement. The appointee will be expected to show evidence of leadership in teaching. The appointee will be involved in teaching of students. There will be a particular emphasis on supporting the IMH in developing and delivering an inter-disciplinary Masters in Mental Health.
Clinical duties will take place in BSMHFT or FTB in either General Adult or CAMHS psychiatry. The appointee would be expected to have an appropriate Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent with eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register of the UK General Medical Council.
The full-time job plan will comprise 10 programmed activities (each PA having a timetable value of 4 hours), which will include 5PAs for the NHS (3.75 PAs as Direct Clinical Care, and 1.25 PAs for Supporting Professional Activity/CPD) and 5PAs for the University. There may also be a regular commitment to on-call on the Consultant rota.
Eligible for GMC Registration
Inclusion on Specialist Register in Adult Psychiatry or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CCT)
MRCPsych (UK) or equivalent
Higher Degree (MD or PhD)
Considerable experience in the speciality as appropriate
Experience of area of clinical practice which aligns with services in FRB and/or BSMHFT
A successful track record of research that will complement or strengthen existing research in adult psychiatry and in psychology, and wider research groups within the School, College and University
Academic profile nationally with the potential for international profile, and on-going, research collaborations
Evidence of the ability to attract significant external funding
Evidence of the ability to lead a research group
Strong publications, appropriate for return in the Research Excellence Framework
Capable of building strong and effective professional relationships with patients, families and colleagues
Able to respond to and cope with change
Demonstrates honesty and integrity