Clinical research fellow - respiratory

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term 1 year
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£46,208 pa
14/06/2018 23:59

Online applications are invited for a full time post as a clinical research fellow in respiratory from ASAP. This post is fixed term for 12 months


An exciting opportunity has arisen for new clinical research fellow to join a dynamic respiratory research team within the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Southampton and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The clinical research fellow appointed will perform translational research studies in lung disease, focused towards COPD and lung infection. They will also be actively involved in a new early disease COPD cohort study which has national funding and support from the British Lung Foundation.

The clinical research fellow would be expected to register for, and undertake supervised research towards, a higher research degree (PhD/research DM) on the University of Southampton’s well-established and highly successful research doctoral training programme.

All tuition fees will be covered by the University of Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre.

Applicants will have completed foundation medical training and may be part-way through or completed Core Medical Training. MRCP or equivalent is desirable but not essential. They should demonstrate evidence of academic excellence, enthusiasm for clinical research and experience of clinical training at core specialty training level or equivalent.

Applicants should have excellent IT skills, good team working skills and be able to work flexibly.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract available from 9th August 2017 for a period of 3 years.

Hours of work are full-time (40 hours per week, Monday to Friday; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time. Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours.

Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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


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. 


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.


The closing date for this post is 14th June 2018.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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