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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/09/2021.

Musculoskeletal and Research Ultrasonographer LMBRU (XR07)

Job Reference: 298-CORM-2334

Medical Directorate
298 RaD1 - NIHR Leeds BRC Core
Chapel Allerton
£38,890 to £44,503 pa


Job Type: Fixed term – until November 30, 2022

Agenda for Change Pay Band: 7


Job Title: Musculoskeletal and Research Sonographer


We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated sonographer with a keen interest in

musculoskeletal ultrasound to join our team and help shape our research.


Are you interested in working in a world class research unit?


Are you enthusiastic and motivated to further develop your skills?


Are you committed to developing the best in research, teaching and clinical services?


Do you possess the interest and commitment to have an active involvement in the training programme

for musculoskeletal research imaging?


If the answer is yes we would like to hear from you.

A vacancy has arisen due to the development of the postholder.


The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is based at Chapel Allerton Hospital. You will be joining our current team of two sonographers in the delivery of the research ultrasound and diagnostic scanning services. The service is provided using GE Logic E9 and Supersonic Aixplorer scanners and involves mostly rheumatology ultrasound, including joints, tendons and muscles plus Giant Cell Arteritis and elastography. The ultrasound workload is varied with a focus on research activities and also support of clinical activities. You will be expected to work autonomously and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a novel collaboration between Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds. The centre aims to deliver high quality scientific research for the benefit of patients. A wide range of educational and development opportunities exist within the BRC and wider NIHR environment.


As a PgCert/PgDip (or equivalent) qualified, competent sonographer with musculoskeletal training, you will provide a high quality ultrasound service within our team and be involved in all types of musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. Experience in Rheumatology is an advantage, but not essential as training will be given.


Leeds BRC has been funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) since 2008 and funding has been renewed until November 2022. The post is on a fixed term basis to reflect the funding period. There may be scope to extend the contract dependent on funding being renewed in 2022. We welcome flexible working and both full time/ part time and secondment will be considered. Hours will be discussed at interview.


For further information please contact:


Kate Smith or Borsha Sarker on 0113 392 4618 to arrange an informal visit


Medina Inamdar BRC Business/Operations Manager (management queries)


Dr Richard Wakefield Head of BRC Ultrasound (clinical queries)



Interviews to take place: 22nd September 2021

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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