Clinical Research Fellow

NHS Highland
£33,550 - £48,558
03 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
Fixed term from February 2019 for 12-24 months

Applications are invited from surgeons in training who wish to undertake a period of full time research, or deliver education, leading towards a post-graduate degree.

Options include registering for an MSc in Health Science (University of Aberdeen), the distance learning ChM in General Surgery (University of Edinburgh) or an MSc in Medical Visualisation with Glasgow School of Art. Registering for a Masters in Medical Education is an option. The MSc in Health Science is an internationally recognised degree consisting of taught and thesis components. The ChM is an option for advanced trainees in general surgery.  

We are particularly interested in Fellows who would help deliver the ScotCap Programme. This projected, funded by the Scottish Government, will run a 500 patient observational cohort on the clinical effectiveness of colon capsule endoscopy, as a community delivered diagnostic in Scotland. The Fellow would work closely with the Health Services Research Unit at Aberdeen University and other stakeholders. This is a novel, mature and exciting project that would lead towards a Doctorate thesis.

If successful you will be based in the Centre for Health Science at Raigmore Hospital. You will take part in the middle grade surgical rota covering weekday nights and weekends. The unit has a 100% completion rate for post-graduate degrees. The unit consists of 21 consultant surgeons, in the specialties of breast, colorectal, upper GI/HPB, vascular and urology. There are 8 middle grade surgeons in addition to one international and one remote and rural fellow.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Angus Watson or Professor Kenneth Walker

Application Packs can be requested from 

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 21 December 2018 
Interview date: Friday 11th January 2019

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