Clinical Research Fellow

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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We are offering one research fellowship posts in General Surgery (Breast or Gastrointestinal). This is a great opportunity for experienced surgical trainees to undertake research whilst developing their clinical skills.

The posts will consist of 50% research and 50% clinical work, including half a slot on the 1 in 10 emergency on call rota. General Surgical Unit comprises 14 GI Surgeons with specialist interests in Bariatric, Upper GI and Colorectal Surgery and 5 Breast Surgeons performing a full range of Oncoplastic and reconstructive surgeries.

The GI and Breast Units have an excellent reputation for training and this will be a great opportunity for the right candidate to further their career.

The post holder would be expected to register for a doctoral degree (either an MD or PhD) with the University of Sheffield.

Posts would be for two years (with an option to extend for a further year if candidates wished to undertake a PhD). A range of projects are available across both Gastrointestinal Surgery and Breast Surgery.

Projects may be clinical or laboratory based or a mixture of the two. The academic component of the research will be undertaken by Prof. Lynda Wyld.

Candidates will be expected to be at the level of ST3 or above and hold GMC registration.

Main duties of the job

The posts will be based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary but may involve working on other sites occasionally.

The post holder will take part in the on call rota at higher trainee (StR/Registrar) level, working half of a 1:11 on call slot, covering acute General Surgery and Vascular patients. There is a core trainee, FY1 and a consultant (both General Surgery and Vascular) on call at all times, with support from ANPs and SAS doctors for much of the time during working hours.

About us

The post will be based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, where emergency work will be undertaken. Occasionally you may be allocated to work electively at Bassetlaw District General Hospital or Mexborough Montagu Hospital.

The successful candidate will have exposure to a broad range of emergency and elective GI and General Surgery.

Academic work will be based both at Doncaster and in the medical school at the University of Sheffield, depending on the focus of the research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will consist of 50% clinical work at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust and 50% research time working towards a postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

Post will be for a minimum of two years. The post would be appropriate for any candidates with experience of ST3 or above who is keen to undertake clinical research in an established academic unit and to develop their clinical skills.

The post holder would be expected to register for a doctoral degree (either an MD or PhD) with the University of Sheffield.

The post holder will be expected to register for a doctoral degree at the University of Sheffield. This will either be in the form of an MD or PhD, depending on how much time the candidate wishes to take out of programme for research and depending on the project.

The post will be subject to academic progress monitoring and will be renewable annually up to a maximum of 3 years.

The candidate will be required to adhere to university rules and regulations for the academic component of the post and will be expected to engage with the University Doctoral Development Programme which provides training and support in academic research methods throughout the degree.

The academic component of the research will be overseen by Professor Lynda Wyld, in conjunction with a second supervisor depending on the project of selected by the candidate.

A range of projects are available across both Gastrointestinal Surgery and Breast Surgery. Prospective candidates should contact Professor Wyld to discuss potential projects. Projects may be clinical or laboratory based or a mixture of the two.

Person Specification



  • MBchB/MBBS or equivalent
  • Completion of Core Training or equivalent within the specialty
  • MRCS E
  • Applicants must have full GMC registration and continue to hold a Licence to Practise

Experience and Achievements


  • Must be able to demonstrate clinical experience and competence in range of common surgical conditions expected of a doctor at ST3 and above level
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinions on a range of problems within the Speciality and to support the junior medical staff and nursing team
  • Competence in procedural skills relevant to the level of the post


  • Ability and willingness to learn from colleagues, senior and other sources.

Teaching and training


  • Experience of and enthusiasm for clinical teaching of medical students, junior colleagues and non-medical staff.

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

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT





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