Clinical Research Fellow (T&O)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£51,017 a year
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Applicants are invited to apply for a Clinical Research Fellow (Trust Doctor) in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Leeds General Infirmary .

The successful candidate would take a leading role in the organization of clinical activities and delivery of clinical trials in partnership with key clinical staff. They will also be the point of reference for medical staff, management, foundations, and external funding organisations. The successful candidate will need attend as required, the courses organized by the department and occasionally to present at national and international meetings the overall research portfolio of the unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the delivery of accurate high quality data in partnership with key clinical staff and deliver end-user training in the use of departmental database systems to ensure the level of data quality is maintained

About us

The Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery provides Trauma and Elective services to Leeds residents and beyond.

The in-hospital services provided at the Major Trauma Centre of the Yorkshire and Humber regional trauma network, are led by 10 of the 34 Consultants of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department.

The Major Trauma Services cover the adult and paediatric population of West Yorkshire of more than 3.5 million, admitting an average of more than 1,100 TARN approved trauma cases (> 600 of ISS 16).

A tertiary referral service is provided for spine and scoliosis surgery, pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, paediatric acute and elective surgery, limb reconstruction, complex brachial plexus and upper extremity surgery.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

All orthopaedic trauma patients are admitted to the Leeds General Infirmary. Particular specialist services provided are pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, spinal injuries, open fractures, post injury limb reconstruction and complex fracture work. There is a specific interest in polytrauma and many peripheral trauma units refer most of their multiple injuries straight to Leeds General Infirmary on day one.

This post is designed to support the Research / Clinical activities of this well established trauma service. The referral base is continuing to develop and grow and forms the basis of the new Trauma Centre at Leeds General Infirmary.

Person Specification



  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • ATLS
  • MRCS
  • AO Basic course or equivalent

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills


  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills


  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent (as required to complete Foundation competences) by intended start date



  • 5 years experience after full GMC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice
  • More than 2 years experience of Orthopaedic Surgery at ST3+ level.
  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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