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Clinical Research Fellow in Anaesthetics or Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 918-RX2435

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Clinical Directorate
£30,605 to £48,123 pa

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Orthopaedics or Anaesthetics. This post is funded by NHSBT, and will be based in the Oxford Blood Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. It is a fixed term post for 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

This post will see you work alongside teams carrying out a programme of clinical research to assess alternatives and adjuncts to transfusion to prevent and treat bleeding in people who are at risk of serious or life-threatening bleeding.

This work will build on the work of an established research group, who plan to perform four complex (network meta-analysis) systematic reviews on use of alternatives to transfusion in cardiac, vascular, and orthopaedic surgery, and trauma.

You will co-ordinate half of the project (research on trauma and orthopaedic surgery) under the direct supervision of Dr Lise Estcourt and Ms Susan Brunskill[WJ1] as well as support from other clinicians, scientists and managers within NHSBT. Support for conducting systematic reviews, national and local audits of practice and laboratory work will be provided by NHSBT clinical and laboratory research groups.

Along with demonstration of skills and knowledge appropriate to the level of training in haematology, it is vital you have an interest in clinical research and effective health care. You should have the ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team. Additional essential expertise expected will include organisational ability, computer literacy and fluent writing skills.

Training in clinical research and systematic review methodology will be provided. It is expected that you will register and submit this work for a higher degree.

The post would suit an established Specialist Trainee in Cardiology or Anaesthetics looking to undertake clinical research. The post requires a high calibre individual, motivated to succeed and the necessary inter-personal skills to manage a large collaborative, cross-disciplinary national project. A demonstrable interest in clinical research and an ability to work within a team are essential. It is expected that the output of this work would lead to high impact publications, national and international oral presentations and the necessary skills to develop a careers as a clinical researcher. Salary according to qualifications and experience based on the NHSBT Clinical Research Fellows local payscale

Informal Enquiries about this post are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Lise Estcourt (

Interviews will be held late March

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

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