Clinical research fellow in infectious diseases

NHS Medical and dental: Senior clinical fellow

Main area
Research and Development
NHS Medical and dental: Senior clinical fellow
Fixed term 12 months
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£46,206 pa
28/05/2018 23:59

University Hospital Southampton UHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton partnership is recognised as a centre of excellence in clinical care and clinical research, securing research funding in excess of £30m per annum. There is a growing portfolio of infectious disease research studies including several randomised controlled trials evaluating novel point-of-care tests for infection. The infectious disease department provides inpatient and outpatient care for adult patients with severe and complex infection, including those with HIV infection.  In addition there is a comprehensive consultation service for patients under other specialities, an outpatient parenteral antibiotic service and an in-reach service to the acute medical and ambulatory care units.


We are seeking to appoint a clinical research fellow to work in the Infectious Diseases department. This post is an unrivalled opportunity for clinical training and research experience in this speciality. The post is initially for 12 months.


This post requires a motivated and dynamic person, with good team-working and problem-solving skills, who would like to gain clinical experience in Infectious Diseases whilst gaining research exposure. It is suitable for candidates interested in a clinical or academic career in infectious diseases. There will be the opportunity to develop a research interest and to go on to apply for a higher research degree (MD or PhD) if appropriate.


We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.


The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists) which will be published and available at time of offers.


Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)


Basic Salary MT04 £46,208


For further information, an informal discussion or to arrange visit, please get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert. All applications must be made online using the form below; CV or paper applications will not be accepted.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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