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Clinical Research Physician

Job Reference: 358-1694737-MED-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
LGH, Leicester
£37,191.00 per annum

The Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) is the largest diabetes research group in the UK with a local, national and global reputation for excellence in clinical research and education. It has a multimillion pound annual budget, over 160 staff employed through the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) and the University of Leicester (UofL) and a portfolio of over 40 active trials.


Part of the LDC’s portfolio of activity includes screening and prevention studies, Industry sponsored and Industry funded Investigator trials, multi-site and single site studies and a suite of studies around lifestyle and physical activity. Funders include those from the NIHR, MRC, Charities and Industry, and its senior investigators hold, or lead several prestigious NIHR awards including the Lifestyle and Physical Activity theme of Leicester’s Biomedical Research Centre, a Collaboration in Leadership for Applied Research and Health Care for the East Midlands (CLAHRC EM), and several NIHR programme and/or HTA grants. In addition to this it hosts and co-ordinates the National DESMOND and EDEN programmes.


The LDC is Co-Directed by 2 NIHR Senior Investigators who have a proactive and innovative approach to the on-going growth and development of both the Centre and its staff with a clear vision and strategy for the future.


LDC now has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and inspirational Clinical Research Physician to join the LDC. They will be working with a friendly and experienced team of nurses, clinicians and clinical academics, and be responsible for the clinical care of research participants during a study. This will include assessing participant eligibility against trial protocols, undertaking consent, medical examinations and assessment, reviewing clinical data and managing any adverse events and/or medical emergencies. It will also provide the opportunity to undergo supervised training and gain valuable experience in the development and implementation of patient and healthy volunteer based research projects.


The post is for 12 months in the first instance but has the possibility of extension beyond this period. To apply candidates need to hold a valid GMC Registration and have at least 2 years post registration experience. Ideally the post is for a full-time position but part-time will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details/informal visits contact:


Professor Melanie Davies


PA: 0116 258 6481

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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