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Academic Research Fellow

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £58,398 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Applications are invited for two Academic Research Fellowship posts at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The posts are available for 12 months from August 2023 to August 2024.

You will join a multi award winning clinical academic department, which will provide a supportive environment to develop both clinically and academically.

The post will include 3 clinical days to be undertaken at the Liverpool Univeersity Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and 2 academic days to be undertaken at the University of Liverpool.

In addition to the clinical appointment at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Trauma and Orthopaedic Department the post will also consist of a honorary appointment to the University of Liverpool.

Main duties of the job

You will undertake internationally regarded research with the benefit of senior academic support and may involve making grant applications and ethics proposals. During the post you will be expected to complete research and to prepare such research for presentaion and publication.

The post will provide independent mentoring on career progression. Research could include, but is not limited to, NIHR funded multicentre RCT's, major trauma outcomes, gait analysis, movement analysis, patient related outcome measure scoring and the possiblility of basic science research at the University of Liverpool.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The post utilises set non-clinical days to work on educational development and undertaking of research.

This includes time to develop an education portfolio following the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework or the Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (FLTHE) programme, dependent on the fellows previous education experience.

These have been developed in the University of Liverpool to ensure that all those who teach at the University have the opportunity to engage in effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and gain recognition for high quality teaching.

Person Specification



  • MB ChB (or equivalent)
  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • MRCS (or equivalent)
  • Full registration with the GMC and licence to practise (or eligible for)


  • Higher degree



  • Evidence of continuing medical education.
  • Experience of teaching to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines
  • Understanding of NHS management structures and the principles of Clinical Governance.
  • Willingness to participate in management activities
  • Understanding of financial arrangements in the NHS
  • Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of clinical audit
  • Participation in audit


  • Publication of audit results.
  • Proven track record in research.
  • Publication and presentation of research.

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