Secondment opportunity for Specialist Teaching Personnel in Clinical Science

An opportunity has arisen for specialist clinical staff to undertake a secondment with Manchester Metropolitan University, in the areas of cardiac science and respiratory and sleep science.

Published on
24th September 2021
Filed under
Healthcare science, HSST, STP

The Department of Life Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), in partnership with Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE), deliver MSc Clinical Science and DClinSci programmes. These programmes are an integral part of the Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme (HSST) respectively. The MSc provides the academic portion of the clinical science training in the UK, delivered part time over 3 years. The DClinSci provides the academic portion of the HSST, delivered part time over 5 years. These programmes are commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) via the National School for Healthcare Science (NSHCS). The programmes delivered by the Department of Life Sciences include Cardiac Science and Respiratory & Sleep Science, with specialist input from clinical colleagues from NHS Trusts.

We have built a strong relationship with our clinical colleagues at the NHS trusts, but having a specialist in our department to undertake the organisation, some delivery and assessment has been shown to greatly benefit the programme. We currently have vacancies for 0.8 FTE Cardiac Science and 0.4 FTE Respiratory and Sleep Science, focussing on the STP. We would consider a single individual for each post, or for two colleagues to share the 0.8 FTE Cardiac Science. The posts require someone who would bring their clinical expertise and experience to enhance the learning experience of the students and continue the high standards of delivery of the programmes.

For informal enquiries, please contact Carol Ainley, Head of Department of Life Sciences at or Michael Carroll, MSc Clinical Science network lead at To formally note interest, please contact the above with a CV and supporting statement, including confirmation of your line managers agreement to explore a secondment opportunity.

Last updated on 24th September 2021

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