Clinical Lectureships

What is an Clinical Lecturer?

Clinical Lectureships are intended to provide 'post-doctoral' equivalent training and induction into other aspects of academic life combined with a defined route to your Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

Lecturers must have a higher degree and will be expected to gain independent research funding.

Exit will be to established academic posts (Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant), to senior research fellowships or to NHS consultant posts.

For further information about NIHR lectureships please view the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website.

Training in Leicester

The CLs are employed by the University via a joint recruitment process and are based in the College department which focusses on the clinical speciality/research concerned.

The training scheme generally starts on the first Wednesday of August each year and is up to four years in length. Each trainee is provided with an Academic Supervisor, Research Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor, and Education Supervisor to provide support.

Trainees will be have an academic review annually which feeds into their Annual Review of Competence Progression.

Applying to become an CL in Leicester

Applications submitted jointly by the University of Leicester, local NHS organisation and Health Education East Midlands have gained CLs covering a broad range of clinical specialities.

For more information on applying to become an CL in Leicester please see the University job vacancies website or if you are interested in investigating future opportunities please contact Professor Matt Bown (

2018-2019 Vacancies

This year the following will be appointed before 31st March 2019:

  • ACL in Renal or Cardiology or General Practice
  • ACL in Infectious Disease or Medical Oncology or Respiratory Medicine
  • ACL in Platform Science (in Cardiology or Respiratory Medicine or Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics)


CLs are provided with four supervisors:

  • Academic
  • Research
  • Clinical
  • Educational

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Athanasios Saratzis (surgeon) in a surgical theatre
I really enjoy academic training in Leicester, given the amazing supervision and support from my seniors and the ability to collaborate with multiple departments and institutions, more so since Leicester is strategically located in the Midlands. My clinical training is also excellent and I have had the chance to work in an internationally renowned surgical unit.
Dr Athanasios Saratzis
ACL in Vascular Surgery