Research Clinical Fellow (ST3+ equivalent level) in Gastroenterology
Emergency Care and Acute Medicine Clinical Group
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology
(ST3+ equivalent level)
1 post, fixed term, initially for a year.
Do you want to work at the cutting edge of medicine?
Do you want to make a difference to patient’s lives?
Do you want to develop valuable skills in clinical research?
Do you want to learn Endoscopy skills including interpreting video capsule endoscopy ?
If the answer is yes, this could be the job for you! An exciting opportunity to join a well-established and successful team has arisen. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious individual to take a lead role in the recruitment and assessment of patients for multi-centre commercial and non-commercial clinical trials at Barts Health NHS Trust.
The successful candidate will be an experienced individual with excellent communication skills, a meticulous approach, the ability to exercise judgement, a passion for their work, flexibility and a strong patient focus. A demonstrable interest in clinical research and gastroenterology, alongside an ability to work within a team are essential.
There is an opportunity to develop skills in endoscopic techniques (under supervision), the management of complex IBD patients and post-graduate teaching. Submission of abstracts/papers to major conferences and peer-reviewed journals would be supported and actively encouraged.
Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. The new trust has a turnover of approximately £1.2 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
Together our hospitals - Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, St Bartholomew’s (Barts) in the City, The Royal London in Whitechapel, The London Chest in Bethnal Green and Whipps Cross in Leytonstone - deliver high quality clinical care to the people of east London and further afield.
The hospitals offer a full portfolio of services that serve the needs of the local community, and are home to some of Britain’s leading specialist centres including cancer, cardiac, trauma and emergency care. Barts Health also has one of the UK’s busiest children’s hospitals and internationally renowned surgical facilities.
Our vision is to create a world-class health organisation that builds on strong relations with our partners and the communities we serve – one dedicated to ending the historic health inequalities in east London. We will build an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education. And as members of UCL Partners, the largest academic health sciences system in the world, we will ensure that our patients are some of the first in the country to benefit from the latest drugs and treatments.
We are looking for the best talent to lead our ambitious new healthcare organisation. In return, Barts Health will provide unsurpassed professional development opportunities, enabling investment in a range of new initiatives that would mean:
- Doctors and nurses in training will be able to gain experience in different hospitals along the whole patient pathway;
- There would be greater opportunity for career progression – we could retain good staff who might otherwise leave to gain promotion;
- Becoming world-class will enable us to recruit some of the best doctors and researchers in the world – who can share their knowledge and experience;
- Success breeds success. An organisation that is recognised as a world-leader will find it easier to recruit more staff, meaning we can work to reduce the number of persistent vacancies;
- Joining forces with other partners in an Academic Health Science System will mean that staff would be better able to secure funds and pool their talents to develop new technology, techniques and treatments.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr S Hoque, Lead Clinician Gastrointestinal Services, E-mail: Sami.Hoque@bartshealth.nhs.uk or telephone: 020-8539-5522 ext 4460/4457.