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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/07/2019.

Clinical Fellow (Higher-Senior) in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Sur

Job Reference: 180-CFH-3050

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
£47,132 - £105,042 per an

Applications are invited for two posts of International Fellow in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast equivalent to Clinical Fellow (Higher-Senior).


This International Fellowship has been established in memory of “Mr Guidubaldo Querci della Rovere FRCS, Comm OMRI” who was a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he pioneered Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. He dedicated the final years of his career to providing support and training for young doctors who wish to specialise in this field.


The International Fellowship will continue this initiative and provide a 14 months residency in four of the world’s leading Units involved in the comprehensive diagnosis and management of Breast Cancer.


The hospitals that are involved in this unique opportunity are Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cambridge – UK), the Royal Marsden Hospital (London, Surrey – UK), Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nationale dei Tumori, (Milan - Italy) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, (New York – USA). The Italian component of this Fellowship also permits a one week attachment at Azienda Ospedeliera Cannizzaro (Catania – Sicily).


Placement dates:


02 October 2019 - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK


01 April 2020 - Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK (RMH)


07 October 2020 - Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy


04 November 2020 - Plastic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, NY, USA


This post is intended for Breast Surgery Trainees who wish to dedicate further time to training in specialist Breast Reconstruction and Oncoplastic procedures. The incumbent is also expected to play a major contributory role in current departmental research, audit, and teaching, as well as to lead research projects under the supervision of Consultants.


In order to be considered applicants must meet the following essential criteria: full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council, MRCS or equivalent, minimum of 2 years’ experience of General Surgery at Speciality Registrar level (ST3) or equivalent, minimum of 2 years dedicated experience in Breast Surgery. Experience of research and audit is desirable.


Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition.


The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.


Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.


Contract type: Fixed-Term for the NHS placements; 6 months in each Institution.


For further details of the advert please see attached Advert file.


Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Professor John Benson, Consultant in Breast Surgery, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) via email at

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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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