Senior Lecturer/Reader in Anaesthesia

Senior Lecturer/Reader in Anaesthesia

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

Main job purpose

  • To provide day to day clinical academic anaesthetic leadership contributing to fulfil the TBRC vision and its national research strategy;
  • To develop and implement rigorous anaesthetic protocols at TBRC covering the relevant pathways of induction, interventional, imaging, and recovery to ensure highest clinical standards of care, animal well-being, procedural reproducibility and operational effectiveness;
  • To develop and lead the anaesthetic research area at TBRC with a focus on preclinical models, drugs and devices, pain control, ventilation, pulmonary injury, or as appropriate to the post holder’s research plan.

You will be expected to apply as PI and/or co-PI for funding, develop your research team, supervise 1-2 junior Vet anaesthesia residents allocated to TBRC from the Vet School on a rotational basis to oversee their clinical progression toward certification. You will be expected to be a Home Office licence project holder (1-2 PPLs) covering your research work and the anaesthetic procedures at TBRC.

Furthermore, on completion of GLP training and in line with other peer TBRC PI’s, you will act as Study Director for 1-2 GLP projects if needed, to enhance and facilitate the ongoing GLPMA trials.

The post holder will work with the TBRC Director and the Chief Operating Officer to: ensure Home Office compliance, enhance the TBRC academic and financial case, support the research pipeline, and communication with stakeholders and the TBRC network.

Statements of responsibilities

This role is envisaged on a Pathway 1, which involves predominantly clinical and research duties, in addition to educational/training duties.


  • To contribute to the clinical supervision and educational development of a small group of advanced veterinary anaesthetic trainees. The educational responsibility includes assessment and providing constructive feedback toward their large animal case certification in keeping with the wider residency program at Bristol Vet School. Uniquely as an anaesthetist you will be providing high level training for advanced surgical and percutaneous procedures and related anaesthetic induction, imaging and recovery;
  • To contribute to supervision of post graduate students as required alongside wider contributions to research and other activities;
  • Occasional lecturing on Masters and Doctoral programmes.


  • To work collaboratively with all members of the TBRC Core and Senior management team to enhance TBRC national/international projection and development;
  • To be a clinically active Veterinary Anaesthetist with a tangible and growing log-book of clinical procedures;
  • To be a research active clinical academic and Team Lead with a national profile and experience with grants submissions/award as PI or co-PI;
  • Utilising expertise and experience with Home Office Licences in order to act as a compliance control point;
  • To lead on operational aspects relevant to the TBRC Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Recovery areas;
  • To engage with TBRC GLP regulatory pathways and to act as Study Director;
  • To write GLP study plans when requested to meet regulatory requirements in conjunction with principal investigator and quality assurance review.


  • To be responsible for all the anaesthetic clinical protocols, SOPs and pathways at the TBRC, for any developmental or GLP based project;
  • To monitor and ensure all procedural activities in TBRC comply with the relevant ASPA authorised projects licences;
  • To contribute to the TBRC Clinical/Academic Governance and Risk Management;
  • To attend the TBRC User Board as the lead anaesthetic academic user;
  • To attend the TBRC Business and Operation Group as a key member of staff advising, overseeing on ongoing research/educational activity at TBRC;
  • To be a key point of contact for any TBRC PI needing advice on any matter related to anaesthetic aspects of the ongoing/planned projects;
  • To contribute developing the career of any member of the TBRC Core Team;
  • To plan and oversee the daily anaesthetic cover needed for any activity planned at TBRC to ensure prompt start, turn-around, and overlapping where needed to ensure that the planned activity is completed on time and prevent last-minute cancellations;
  • To provide an on-call/out of hours back up for complex cases.


Line managed by:

  • TBRC Director for annual SRD review and clinical research content of the role with Chief operating officer regarding operation of the facility.

Line manager to:

  • Supervision of Anaesthetist residents

Internal Contacts:

  • Bristol Vet School and LVS;
  • Biomedical academic staff from Life Sciences and Faculty of Health;
  • Animal Services Unit;
  • Staff and students in the wider university;
  • TBRC core team.

External Contacts:

  • Research collaborators;
  • Government bodies;
  • Funding agencies;
  • Home Office: Liaison point as required to ensure compliance.

Job Hazards/Safety Critical Duties (Pre-employment health screening)

The following duties are an intrinsic part of the role and any offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory health screening by the University Occupational Health Service:

  • Manual handling;
  • Working with animals;
  • Exposure to magnetic fields;
  • Working with X-ray equipment;
  • Working with chemicals;
  • Woking with anaesthesia equipment and gases;
  • Some night work.

The Post: Person Specification

The person specification provides a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively.

It also forms the selection criteria on which the decision on whom to short-list and then whom to appoint will be made. Please ensure that you demonstrate how you meet these criteria in your application.

Experience, skills and knowledge


  • Evidence of active clinical expertise in Vet anaesthesia in large animal as evidenced by clinical log book;
  • Evidence of a tangible portfolio of ongoing/planned animal research possibly with a translational focus;
  • Home Office personal licence (PIL) holder/Project Licence holder (including planning stage);
  • Record of research outputs, publications in peer reviewed journals and national/international standing;
  • Advanced communication skills, team player/building;
  • Evidence of managerial, administrative and leadership skills.


  • Trained in Good Laboratory Practice to be a Study Director;
  • Clear track record and depth of understanding of working under the Animal ( Scientific Procedures) Act.

Relevant qualifications


  • A Veterinary Degree that can be registered with the RCVS;
  • Diploma in veterinary anaesthesia e.g. DipECVAA.


  • RCVS recognised specialist in veterinary anaesthesia;
  • PhD or other Postgraduate Degree in a related field.

Communication and interpersonal skills


  • Ability to interpret research expectations and provide practical solutions;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, at all levels;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective professional relationships, both within and outside the University;
  • Able to disseminate regulatory requirements to all levels of staff for compliance with both Home Office and GLP studies within the TBRC.

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