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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2019.

Rhinology research fellow

Job Reference: 188-MT0028-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton, Southampton
£47,132 pa

We’re looking for a Rhinology research fellow to join our team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) on a fixed-term basis for 12 months. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in basic science research, leading to publications and a higher degree.




The department provides a full range of adult and paediatric ENT procedures including oto-neurosurgery, cochlear implants, advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, paediatric airway, and all forms of head and neck surgery. The ENT department has close links with the University of Southampton.


There is the potential to be involved in a number of active national clinical trials, run through the unit. The post will be affiliated to Rhinology with a well-established and active upper airway research group led by Prof Rami Salib.




You’ll have the opportunity to maintain your clinical experience by managing in-patients, attending outpatient clinics and operating sessions under the supervision of more senior staff.


Please note, that this is primarily a research-oriented post with a small clinical component. It is therefore not suitable for those looking for a post-CCT clinical fellowship. In addition, you will participate in the multi-disciplinary educational and audit programmes of the Unit.


It is anticipated that you will also take part in the on-call middle grade cover alongside colleagues from Winchester and Salisbury. This post currently has a 1 in 10 on call commitment.


The clinical component will not count towards clinical training in ENT for ST3 applications. Although these posts are not approved for training, you will be supported in their professional development.




GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. You must already have GMC registration or be able to demonstrate eligibility.


You’ll also need to demonstrate:


    • Minimum of six months experience in Otolaryngology


    • Competency in undertaking on-calls at middle grade level


    • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion in a range of emergency problems within the speciality


    • Ability to take responsibility for the emergency care of patients


    • Documented audit experience


We’ll also be looking for you to demonstrate the ability to manage an efficient and smooth running team, organise workload and arrange priorities, motivate and develop the staff in the department, and plan strategically, exercising sound judgement when faced with conflicting pressures.


Should you require Tier 2 sponsorship, you should ensure you meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.




University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.




Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists) which will be published and available at time of offers.


Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay).


Basic Salary MT04 £47,132




If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.


Job Reference: MT0028 - This vacancy closes on or before 12 May 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Professor Rami Salib, Director of Upper Airway Research, Associate Professor of Rhinology and ENT Surgeon

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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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.

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