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Trust Grade Doctor (Core Level) Research and Innovation

Job Reference: 358-3564315-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research & Innovation
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester
£39,467 per annum

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Trust Doctors at FY3 Level post to work in Research and Innovation to support the urgent restart of paused research activity due to Covid-19 pandemic. This is a fixed term post for 5 months.

University Hospitals of Leicester has up to 1000 clinical trials open at any given time. During the Covid-19 pandemic more patients with Covid-19 were recruited into Covid-19 studies at University Hospitals of Leicester than at any other Trust in England. Clinical research takes place in all specialties but areas with particularly high activity are cancer, cardiology, diabetes, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases and renal diseases.

These posts will support the delivery of clinical trials across several research active on all three acute sites of the Trust.

Successful applicants will be appointed to the Research and Innovation but will subsequently work embedded in the research delivery teams of clinical specialties where their presence can make an immediate impact on trial delivery. This may require some flexibility and cross-site working.

The posts are unique and will provide immediate experience of research and clinical trials in a large, acute University Hospital Trust.

There will be no clinical service or on call commitments for these posts.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient number of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible.


For an informal chat please contact Prof Nigel Brunskill (R&I Director) or Mr Tim Skelton, R&I Chief Operating Officer, 07929 873 329

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNigel BrunskillJob titleR&I DirectorEmail addressnigel.brunskill@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 258 8043Additional contact information

For an informal chat please contact Prof Nigel Brunskill (R&I Director) or Mr Tim Skelton, R&I Chief Operating Officer, 07929 873 329

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)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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