Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery

Southampton, Hampshire
£46,208 pa
12 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Southampton General Hospital

Fixed Term for 12 months

University Hospital Southampton invite applications for a clinical research fellow in Neurosurgery.

This is a fixed term 1 year post funded by the NIHR CRN and the UHS R&D department. The post is part of the expanding neurosurgery research programme at the Wessex Neurological Centre. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a large research nursing team to support recruitment to the large number of academic as well as commercial studies on the NIHR portfolio currently being run in the unit. This is an opportunity for extensive exposure to all aspects of clinical research ranging from trial design, to trial set up, recruitment, data collection and analysis. The team currently is one of the highest recruiting teams nationally in neurological disorders and is focussed on haemorrhagic stroke and traumatic brain injury.  Successful candidates will be given time to develop their own research project and pilot data. They will also participate in the wessex clinical research network clinical research fellows regular training programme and statistics courses and receive certification of this. In addition to the extensive clinical research opportunities at the wessex neurological centre there will be opportunity to develop pre-clinical projects at the University of Southampton laboratories on site at UHS. It therefore represents an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to gain an understanding of neurosurgical research for their future clinical career, as well as being the ideal opportunity for a candidate wishing to develop an area of interest to work towards application for a higher degree and an academic pathway.

For further information regarding this post please contact:

Mr Diederik Bulters, Tel: 023 8120 5282 or

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Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Senior Trust fellow

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        £46,208

All applications must be made online.  CV or paper applications are not accepted.

Job Reference: MT782 - This vacancy closes on or before – 13th April 2018

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

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