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Senior Clinical Fellow in Biochemistry & Metabolic Medicine

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,408 to £55,674 an hour Per Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Clinical Fellow in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow post in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease (IMD) for one year. This would suit applicants with a background in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, or applicants from medical specialities who wish to gain experience in IMD. The post is available for 28 hours per week and options flexible working will be considered.

The All Wales IMD Service, based at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, is a young and dynamic unit providing services for patients with a wide range of IMDs, including enzyme replacement therapies for lysosomal storage diseases as well as general metabolic diseases. It is the only service of its kind in Wales. The unit also hosts the Cardiff Porphyria Service, which is internationally renowned and is commissioned as part of the National Acute Porphyria Service. The Cardiff Lipid Unit provides specialist input for patients with lipid disorders and hosts the regional lipoprotein apheresis service. The Department hosts the Wales Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Fellow will primarily be based in the IMD and porphyria services, with clinical training opportunities available in other areas of metabolic medicine if desired. The Clinical Fellow will be supervised by consultant staff, and will take an active role in patient management as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

Opportunities for a suitably qualified post-holder to provide clinical validation services in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology will be available. UHW has a large and diverse laboratory providing local, regional and national services. Participation in the on-call rota for medical biochemistry will also be available to a suitably qualified applicant.

The IMD unit has a growing research base and an active quality improvement programme which the Clinical Fellow will be encouraged to engage with. There are also opportunities to develop skills in medical education and teach and train undergraduate and postgraduate trainees, as well as allied health professionals.

References will be required to cover a minimum of three years of previous employment and/or training inview of Border Immigration Agency regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status including expiry dates.

A Disclosure Check will be required of the successful candidate.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

The duties are outlined in the job plan, however the arrangements can be finalised with discussion upon recruitment to the post.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Current GMC certificate with a licence to practise


  • Intercalated Degree
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions, etc...)
  • MRCP or equivalent

Previous Experience


  • Evidence of experience in a range of acute medical specialties, with experience of managing patients on unselected medical take during core training or equivalent


  • Experience of CT/ST 1/2 level of managing patients with metabolic disease
  • Experience of laboratory work

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Up to date with current medical practices


  • Audit
  • Teaching

Attitude, Aptitudes, Personal Characteristics


  • Motivated and efficient
  • Able to relate to patients, staff and medical colleagues
  • Flexible, caring and hardworking
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Additional Clinical Experience


  • Experience or interest in inherited metabolic disease

Special Interests


  • Experience in laboratory medicine

Other Requirements e.g. On-call duty


  • Satisfactory Immigration Status for length of contract
  • Satisfactory Health Clearance
  • Satisfactory DBS Check

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales & University Hospital Llandough


CF14 4XW

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