Gastroenterology or General Surgery (Colorectal) Research Fellow

Wolverhampton, West Midlands
18 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.


Gastroenterology or General Surgery (Colorectal) Research Fellow

Are you an ambitious Gastroenterology or General Surgery (Colorectal) trainee looking for your next challenge? Do you want to study towards a postgraduate degree (MD or PhD)?

The post holder will be required to undertake a leading role in a major research project in the area of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, under the supervision of Professor Matt Brookes. The research project will entail project design, experimental work in addition to data analysis and reporting the results in peer-reviewed journals. Collaboration with other academic teams in the UK along with the pharmaceutical industry is likely. As part of a clinical gastroenterology unit, a close interaction with clinician’s guarantees access to patient material and good exposure to clinical experience as part of a wider clinical unit.

This exciting opportunity will allow candidates to develop new skills and study towards a post-graduate degree whilst taking time out of programme at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Our unit is a JAG Accredited National Training Centre for Endoscopy running around 30 training courses annually and is also a tertiary referral centre for complex endoscopic procedures.

For candidates this post offers an excellent opportunity to enhance both their research skills and clinical experience in a busy and innovative unit. The post will provide 2 clinical sessions, which would include endoscopy training lists where needed, each week. The remaining time will be predominantly spent in the following research related duties:

  • planning and carrying out research in accordance with the project design and delegation of duties.

  • generating the results and interpreting their implications

  • writing progress reports and preparing results for publication and dissemination via presentations and peer-reviewed journals

  • presenting research findings to colleagues and at conferences

  • registering for a post-graduate degree (MD/PhD)

    The post holder will need to possess good interpersonal skills, be patient focused and be able to demonstrate a willingness to learn. We will also consider post-CCT applicants for this post. In return we can provide:

  • Excellent opportunities to develop educational, research and clinical skills.
  • Access to endoscopy training.
  • Opportunities to work with a highly skilled team of professionals.

  • Access to an excellent on-site post graduate medical centre with comprehensive library facilities.

  • Highly motivated working environment with record of achievement.

    Contact: for further information about this post please contact Professor Matthew Brookes – Consultant Gastroenterologist on Ext 4119

Please be advised that if the post that you are applying for requires any level of qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider. Furthermore, a sample of all applicants’ qualifications will be checked back to the educational institution or provider to interview letters to further deter fraud.

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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to all applicants personally. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been short listed on this occasion.

All successful applicants will be notified in the same way that they have applied. For example, online applicants will be notified via NHS Jobs using the email address provided (your NHS Jobs username). All further correspondence will be via the same method so it is important that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account after the closing date for this post.

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