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Clinical Research Fellow in Advanced Luminal Endoscopy

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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We have created an exciting post--CCT level clinical fellow position in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to provide advanced tertiary level training in advanced luminal endoscopy (complex gastroscopy, advanced colonoscopy, ERCP & EUS). This post would commence as soon as possible for 12 months.

This advanced fellow post is aimed at gastroenterologists who are nearing or have completed their CCT in Gastroenterology and have the required competency in diagnostic gastroscopy and / or colonoscopy to facilitate the limited endoscopy and service requirement for this post. It may be suitable to ST5-6 level gastroenterology trainees who have the required JAG certificates for gastroscopy and/or sigmoidoscopy and where an aptitude has been shown in one of described sub-specialty luminal disciplines.

The post is designed to allow successful candidates to continue to develop their clinical skills and work towards an MD/PhD at the University of Birmingham if they wish. It will involve dedicated research or service development time whilst providing specialist clinical training in one of the described sub-specialties.

Main duties of the job

The team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham are national leaders in their respective fields. There may be a number of exciting future strands to the group's research portfolio including the use of augmented reality for Barrett's neoplasia detection, radiofrequency and argon plasma ablation for a variety of new indications and functional genomics for various premalignant upper GI disease. Candidates will be expected to work on projects linked to translational research and audits in their respective sub-specialist fields.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the endoscopy service to deliver scheduled weekend and evening endoscopy activity and backfill in the working week or very occasionally as middle grade cover on the gastroenterology ward. The majority of time will be dedicated to improving the candidates' clinical acumen in the relevant sub-specialty through dedicated out-patient activity and relevant in-patient work with the remaining time dedicated to research or service development projects. Work will be based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham site and the University of Birmingham campus but occasional endoscopy list cover may be requested on other sites within the trust on the weekend.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

University Hospitals Birmingham represents the largest acute Trust in the country and as such has one of the largest and most ethnically diverse IBD, nutrition and advanced endoscopy populations in the UK. The nutrition, upper gastrointestinal, colorectal and hepatopancreatobilary cancer and liver transplant specialist MDTs for the region are established and centralised here and present a fantastic learning opportunity for the successful candidates. More detail is provided in the accompanying job descriptions.

The post will be supervised by Dr Adil Butt, Dr Ralph Boulton and Dr Jason Goh. Service schedules will primarily be supervised by Dr Adil Butt. All the supervisors are respected core members of specialist MDTs and experienced gastroenterologists with established research backgrounds. For further discussion about the nature of the posts please contact Dr Adil Butt (

Person Specification



  • Any basic medical qualification eligible for registration with the GMC


  • MD or PhD in a relevant subject



  • Nearing the end of a recognised training programme in gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition.
  • Must be able to perform independent upper GI endoscopy and/or flexible sigmoidoscopy with JAG accreditation or similar

Additional Criteria


  • Please see the attached Job Description for more details about this post or contact the named consultant for a discussion about this role.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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