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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Trust Research Fellow (ST3+) in General Surgery

Job Reference: 358-2468708-MED-A

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
General Surgery
Location:
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Salary:
£49,036.00

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) are inviting applications for the research fellow (ST3+) post in General Surgery.

The successful candidate will be able take up post for a period of 12 months initially with a view to this being extended by mutual agreement. The basic salary for this post is £49,036.00 + £10,000 Bursary towards degree fees.

The Research Fellow post has been specifically designed to help motivate people further in their careers in General Surgery. The premise is that the successful candidates will undertake a higher degree of their choice. There are clinical and basic science research projects available from the departments of Colorectal, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI surgery, and an academic supervisor would be allocated in line with the relevant subject matter. Contributions towards additional bench fees would be available with select research. These Fellows would be expected to complete an MPhil, MD or PhD.

Research Fellows at the Trust will be entitled to take study leave and allocated funding for training and study.

You must have at least have 6 months experience in the UK.

Some examples of the research projects that are available are detailed below:

Upper GI Research Activity:

We are currently participating in several multicentre collaborative studies – CovidSurg, CovidSurg Cancer, ARROW (antireflux surgery) and we shortly be starting to collect data for RadioRoux (management of oesophageal SCC). In the past 2 years we have also contributed to OGAA, Tentacle and GlobalSurg3.

We have been recruiting to the national SUNRRISE RCT and when recruitment to this restarts we will need a new associate PI.

We are the lead site for a proposed RCT examining home enteral feeding after oesophagectomy which has been submitted (2nd stage) for NIHR funding. If this is successful in obtaining funding there will be opportunities for a research fellow to help set this up.

HPB Research Activity:

Translational biomodels in colorectal cancer metastases (co-supervised with Prof Catrin and Prof Thomas)

Early diagnosis and predictive factors in pancreatic cancer (co-supervised with Prof Khunti and Pof Shaw)

RCT of steroids in major HPB surgery

If a candidate wished to undertake an MBA or MEd as a further degree, an appropriate supervisor would be allocated from the managerial or education teams respectively.

The clinical work would be to partake in a daytime 8am-8pm weekday “second on” Triage post at both the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Leicester General Hospital on a 1 in 3 week basis, allowing 2 of 3 weeks for study towards their higher degree.

These posts will allow successful candidates to develop their clinical skills and experience in a hospital with a track record of innovative service delivery, excellence in training and clinical research. The University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the largest and busiest teaching trusts in England employing over 11,000 members of staff, providing services to nearly a million people across Leicestershire and Rutland with all three hospitals delivering an acute general hospital service.

It is important that if you have been employed as a doctor by another organisation that you provide details of your most recent Designated Body and Responsible Officer together with contact details to the Chair of the interview panel.

This post will allow the successful candidate to develop their surgical and clinical skills and experience in a hospital with a track record of innovative service delivery, excellence in training and clinical research. They will have the opportunity to work at registrar level in one of the most innovative HPB units in the country with a proven track record of excellent training.

The University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the largest and busiest teaching trusts in England employing over 11,000 members of staff, providing services to nearly a million people across Leicestershire and Rutland with all three hospitals delivering an acute general hospital service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Chris Sutton - Consultant Surgeon Email: Christopher.Sutton@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Sam Sangal - Consultant Surgeon Email: Sam.Sangal@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Closing Date:17/09/2020




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be 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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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