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Clinical Research Fellow in Upper GI Medicine

Job Reference: 309-SCB1587-MW-C

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum inclusive pro rata

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.


Commencing June-August 2019

Interventional Fellowship

To support the growing portfolios of clinical endoscopic research and endoscopy education we invite applicants for a two year interventional clinical research fellowship at UCLH. The applicant would ideally be fully independent at diagnostic and basic therapeutic endoscopy looking to enhance their skills in upper GI therapeutic and advanced diagnostic endoscopy prior to application for consultant post. Energy, experience, and focus in pursuing areas of important endoscopic research will be vital. GMC registration and is essential. The fellows programme will reflect the focus of the upper GI endoscopy teams: excellence in clinical research; training, education and clinical service. The programme is geared towards attained a higher degree (MD or equivalent at UCL).

Clinical Research

The fellowship will encompass Upper GI interventional therapy under the supervision of Dr Rehan Haidry (Director of Endoscopy, UCLH). UCLH has an established track record in endoscopic clinical research, with publications and presentations over recent years related to:

  • Detection and minimally invasive treatment of early cancer arising in Barrett’s oesophagus, ESCN and gastric cancer
  • Enhanced imaging techniques and artificial intelligence for detection early oesophageal cancer
  • Cryoablation for early cancer/dysplasia
  • Treatment and palliation for advanced cancer
  • EndoRotor resection for neoplasia
  • Metabolic and Bariatric endoscopy
  • WATS 3D endoscopic sampling

There are a growing number of high quality research projects already underway, with other projects in development and planning that the candidate will contribute to. The successful applicant will be involved in coordination, recruitment and data analysis of a number of multi-centre trials within these respective specialties. Attendance and presentation of data at national and international meetings will be required.

The main focus of the 2 year research project will be to examine the role of cryoablation in the treatment of early Oesophageal neoplasia and to support the set up of a National UK Registry for patients undergoing this new therapy. A further project will be to set up a WATS 3D multicentre large scale National study / registry for patients undergoing BE sampling.

Other on going projects that the applicant may work on will involve some of the following: coordination of an international multi-centre study involving a novel G.I new ablative intervention for the treatment of Type II diabetes, Cryo ablataion for early oesophageal cancer, EMR for early oesophageal cancer, new endoscopic imaging modalities for the early detection of oesophageal and gastric cancer, RF ablation for the treatment of refractory and Endoscopic Sleeve gastroplasty.

The applicant will be actively involved in gaining hands on training and experience in interventional upper GI endoscopy. There will also be an expectation that the successful candidate will undertake one general endoscopy list and one outpatient’s clinic each week. There will also be rotating exposure to the on call G.I bleed rota.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further enquiries please contact Dr Rehan Haidry (

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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