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Associate Professor - Dermatology

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University of Southampton

Allied Health Professions
Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £51,034 to £64,145 per annum
Full-time, Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new full-time permanent Associate Professor in Skin Health within the School of Health Sciences, at the University of Southampton. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced applicant to fill this position. It is likely the successful applicant will have expertise from distinct disciplines including but not restricted to, healthcare technologies, bioengineering, biosensing, clinical trials research, implementation sciences or dermatology. The successful candidate will have experience working in interdisciplinary and international research and training, and project leadership.

In 2011, the University of Southampton established a new research theme, Skin Health, to complement the existing area of Incontinence Technology, led by Professor Mandy Fader. This timely development coincided with an increased awareness worldwide of the consequences of compromised skin health, in developing Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot ulcers, which represent both Patient Safety and Quality of Care indicators. Professor Dan Bader works in the Clinical Academic Facility at Southampton General Hospital, which incorporated a state-of-the-art research environment and laboratory facilities, including a biological Class 2 lab. The team also have a dedicated space in the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility.

Over the last 8 years, Bader has developed a multidisciplinary research group, with colleagues incorporating a range of scientific and clinical expertise including a lecturer in Rehabilitative Bioengineering (Worsley) and Part Time Professor of Implementation Science (Schoonhoven), supported by a wider team. Our multiscale approach has ranged from cell and skin models to human studies, involving structural biomechanical, biochemical and physiological monitoring techniques. The reputation of the group has been demonstrated in securing successful funding from a range of agencies including UKRIs (EPSRC, MRC), NIHR and EU. In addition, the nature of their research has enabled the development of strong industrial collaborations, with companies both in the UK and overseas, co-developing medical devices, which interface with the skin e.g. support surfaces, incontinence devices and prosthetics. The results of this research has been widely disseminated and their impact demonstrated in a Case study for submission to UK REF 2021. Since 2019, the Group is part of an EU Innovative Training Network “STINTS,” supporting continued success in research, enterprise and education activities.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in nursing sciences, biological sciences or a bioengineering related field. The new appointment would be required to provide academic skills and expertise, with successful grant awards and peer reviewed international publications. Success involves developing pioneering advances in skin and soft tissue health science and clinical practice, targeting priority areas such as pressure ulcer prevention to help shape the future of healthcare delivery. You should demonstrate experience and enthusiasm in teaching and provide innovation to its delivery. You will also take on administrative roles and prove a collegiate member of the University.

A standard DBS check will be required for this role.

We welcome informal discussion regarding the role with Dr Peter Worsley ( or Professor Dan Bader (

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

You should submit your completed online application form here. For assistance, call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote the reference on all correspondence.

Status: Assistant Professor
Location: Southampton General Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 5 Nov 2019
Expiry date: 2 Dec 2019
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