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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2020.

Clinical Research Fellow (Hepatology)

Job Reference: 192-CS-20-0311

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,000 Per Annum

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Queen Alexandra Hospital started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, most modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards.

With a turnover of close to £600m, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

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Clinical Research Fellow

POST: Hepatology Research Fellow – Research & Innovation

Hours: 40 hours per week (1.0 WTE)

Contract Type: Fixed term contract – 1 year initially

Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Outstanding opportunity for an ambitious trainee Hepatologist or gastroenterologist to gain experience of delivering clinical research under the supervision of Dr Richard Aspinall.

The Portsmouth Liver Centre is one of the largest hepatology services in Southern England and includes 4 consultant hepatologists, 5 hepatology nurse specialists, 5 alcohol nurses, 2 research nurses, a specialist pharmacist and a clinical trials assistant. We provide the full range of non-surgical specialist liver care including a satellite transplant service (with the Royal Free London), antiviral therapy for Hepatitis B&C, complex second line PBC therapies, an award-winning alcohol care team and a pioneering NAFLD clinic. We have dedicated areas for ambulatory care (including nurse-led paracentesis) and a separate clinical area for research trials.

We have a strong track record of delivering studies in chronic liver disease including viral hepatitis, NAFLD, ARLD, PBC, autoimmune hepatitis, decompensated cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy.

In addition to training in research methodology, the successful applicant will be able to gain additional clinical exposure (depending on their interests) such as training in endoscopic management of varices or transient elastography (Fibroscan).

In addition to helping deliver NIHR portfolio studies, the research fellow will be supported to develop an investigator led project subject to their interests and register for a higher degree. Potential projects are negotiable but existing opportunities include projects in alcohol related illness, NAFLD/NASH, portal hypertension, renal dysfunction in cirrhosis and ongoing collaborations with public health colleagues.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr Richard Aspinall, NIHR Wessex Research Network Lead for Hepatology by email or telephone 02392 28 6255.

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Closing Date 30th April 2020

Interview Date 20th May 2020

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