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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2021.

Clinical Research Fellow in Thymus Transplantation

Job Reference: 271-IML-3448221

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£39,698 - £52,090 pro rata, per annum




Research Fellow in Thymus Transplantation

(Equivalent ST4 – Post CCT)

Start Date: December 2021, 2.5 years

We are currently seeking applications for a Clinical Research Fellow to work in the thymus transplantation team. This programme is one of only two in the world and undertakes Thymus Transplantation on patients from all over Europe and further afield. There is a strong associated research programme and the successful candidate will hold a key role in the clinical research programme with the potential for also becoming involved in laboratory studies. The thymus transplantation service sits in the Department of Paediatric Immunology so there will also be exposure to services for the diagnosis and management of a broader range of primary immunodeficiency disorders in children including Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and Gene Therapy.

The core thymus team comprises two consultants, a senior research fellow, this post and a clinical nurse specialist. The middle grade clinical team includes a mix of GRID trainees, Specialist Registrars and Clinical fellows who work across Immunology, Infectious Diseases and BMT. There are no out of hour’s commitment with this post.

There is a vibrant academic environment, and a teaching programme which encompasses the clinical and laboratory sciences. As a valued member of the middle-grade team you will be included in the educational and training activities of the unit and encouraged to contribute to the teaching of the multidisciplinary team.

The post is funded by a Research Grant from Letter One and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. It will provide unique experience for someone wishing to consolidate their previous experience and training in Primary Immunodeficiencies and offers the opportunity of an introduction to translational research for those with aspirations to becoming a Clinician Scientist in the future.

Previous experience in Paediatric Immunology and/or Infectious Diseases is essential. This opportunity is perfectly suited to UK candidates post-CCT or towards the end of their training, or overseas candidates at an equivalent level, however the application is open to candidates from ST4+ (or equivalent) with a clear commitment to a career in paediatric primary immunodeficiency.

Based in central London, GOSH offers flexible working, help with childcare and travel, excellent training and development opportunities and assistance with finding somewhere to live.

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For further information please contact Dr Austen Worth, or Prof Graham Davies, 

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