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Research Physician

Job Reference: 358-3472113-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research Physician
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£50,017 per annum (dependent on grade)

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Research Physician NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre Advert

Calling all doctors

Flexible opportunities to join new research team in Leicester

Doctors at all levels needed for clinical research roles. Flexible hours: 1-10PAs

We are looking for medical staff to join us as Research Physicians at our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) which is hosted by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), and located at Leicester General Hospital. We may make multiple appointments depending on the hours the applicants wish to work, with a minimum of 1 PA per week. Research training and supervision will be provided and, although research experience is preferred, is not required.

Leicester is a world leader in many specialty areas, with many prominent researchers working in our Trust. Research and innovation has been identified as an area of importance in our Trust strategy. The national Patient Recruitment Centres (PRCs) are a new addition to the NIHR research infrastructure - the first family of NIHR-funded research facilities to be 100% dedicated to commercial research that is funded by the life sciences industry. Through a competitive application process we were awarded one of the PRCs in Leicester. The initial funding of £1.3 million is until 31 May 2023.

PRC: Leicester is one of only five PRCs across the country that offer rapid set-up of late phase commercial research, standardised contracting and delivery approaches, and dedicated facilities and staff to the life sciences industry. The PRCs operate in a ‘franchise like’ model to deliver high volumes of commercial clinical trials in the NHS in a rapid and efficient manner.

The key purpose of this role is to undertake the medical requirements of the clinical studies taking place in the PRC. The post-holder will:

  • Receive consent from participants
  • Perform clinical procedures as per study protocols including physical examinations, assessment of adverse events and management of medical emergencies
  • Assess and interpret safety and clinical data from allocated studies
  • Follow up and report adverse events as necessary in accordance with ICH-GCP
  • Dependent upon experience, undertake the role of Principal Investigator on suitable studies

The post will involve liaison with all grades of staff in a multi-disciplinary department therefore the ability to communicate clearly, calmly and effectively with a broad range of people is important. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage their own time and work with minimal supervision. The post requires flexibility and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification will be required but this can be arranged on commencement.

You will be joining a supportive team with a patient centric ethos. The hours of work can be flexible but you must be able to attend the office in person. Working hours will be during office hours Monday-Friday although very occasional work outside these hours may be required. There is a possibility of further growth in this role as the PRC develops. Further research and leadership opportunities are possible.

You must be a fully registered medical practitioner with the GMC.

Travel may be required between our hospital sites within the Trust and occasionally to Primary Care or community locations within the East Midlands to support research activities.

*Please ensure you can demonstrate in your application how you meet the criteria required for shortlisting that are marked as A (application)*

If you are interested in joining our team, require further information, an informal discussion or would like to visit our facility please contact: Sophie Devine/Mary Quashie-Akponeware (Senior Research Nurses) 0116 258 8689

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sophie Devine Job title Senior Research Nurse: Email address:
sophie.devine@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number 0116 2588689

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 (DBS)

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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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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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.

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