Medical Research Fellow

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£39,846 to £74,304, pro-rata per annum, (dependent on experience)
04 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

The St. Columba's Hospice in-patient unit treats over 450 patients and cares for their families every year, free at the point of need. We have an exceptional clinical environment and are committed to delivering the highest quality care to patients and support to their families. Our patients face a range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory disease, heart failure and MND.

Medical Research Fellow

Part-time: 8 PAs: 6 research and 2 clinical

Fixed term for 2 years.

Applications are invited for this exciting new opportunity to join the research team at St Columba’s Hospice, where you will help develop the palliative care evidence base by helping to lead 2 research studies in the area of palliative care rehabilitation and nutrition.

The Hospice has made research a core strand of its 5 year strategy “Care and Compassion Matters” and the successful candidate will work alongside a small team with significant palliative care research experience. The post also includes a day a week of clinical work in outpatient and inpatient settings. It is expected that the postholder will attain a higher degree (MD) and that the research will lead to a variety of peer-reviewed publications.

As a Hospice we’re committed to delivering the highest standards of care to people with active, progressive, far advanced illness. St. Columba’s Hospice, a modern Specialist Palliative Care Unit, provides inpatient facilities for 30 patients, and has a growing community service, including Specialist Community Palliative Care, Day Services and outpatients, as well as the Centre for Education and Research.

Experience in Palliative Medicine is highly desirable but not essential, and applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council, with a current licence to practise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Hospice. Potential applicants wishing to arrange either an informal discussion or visit, please contact Dr Barry Laird, Consultant in Palliative Medicine by email:

For an application form and job description, visit our website at Alternatively call 0131 551 7722 or by clicking the apply button. 

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 28th January 2019

Scottish Charity No SC003634

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