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Clinical Research Fellow in Upper GI Surgery

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 a year p.a excl. LZ
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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The Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Surgery and Gastroenterology departments have services of national and international reputation. They provide general and specialist services to patients with acute and chronic conditions, both benign and malignant. The specialties are a hybrid of medicine and surgery as they encompass diagnostic and interventional therapeutic care. In addition to serving patients with gastrointestinal conditions, gastroenterology and GI underpin other services (general medicine, emergency medicine, ENT benign and cancer pathways, GP-based care) through in-patient/out-patient review and providing endoscopic procedures.

The department offers a wide range of services to patients with gastroenterological and liver disorders.

The Upper GI Unit is the regional centre for gastro-oesophageal malignancies and specialises in oesophageal and gastric resections. In addition, we provide surgery for all aspects of benign upper gastrointestinal diseases. Many procedures are undertaken laparoscopically / robotically and we also provide a dedicated diagnostic oesophageal laboratory. We offer a pioneering one stop staging package for oesophago-gastric cancer so that patients can have a number of investigations in one visit and leave the hospital with a clear treatment plan.

Main duties of the job


Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery

Clinical Research Fellow in Upper GI cancer surgery

Nodal Point 4 - �55,329 p.a excl. LZ

Fixed Term - 12 months (With a possibility of extending 12 months)

Department Information

The Upper GI Clinical / Research Fellow will provide support to the Upper GI unit in the form of outpatient clinics, endoscopy and theatre sessions, in addition to ward cover and administrative duties attached to these clinical commitments. A rota for General Surgery On-Call is also included. On discussion with supervisors, the post may be combined with an MD degree undertaken through the division of cancer studies at King's College, London over a two year period.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries should be made to Mr Andrew Davies, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, (

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, with a staff of almost 11,000, a turnover of over �600 million and 900,000 patient contacts a year

The Trust comprises two of London's oldest and best known teaching hospitals. The hospitals have a long history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. Both hospitals have built on these traditions and continue to have a reputation for excellence and innovation.

We are part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts. Our AHSC is one of only five in the UK. It consists of King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. King's Health Partners includes seven hospitals and over 150 community based services, is responsible for seeing 2 million patients each year, has 25,000 employees and 19,500 students, and a �2 billion annual turnover. Itbrings togetherthe best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver groundbreaking advances in physical and mental healthcare. See

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will, along with other junior colleagues be responsible for:
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients of the Guys & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in such hospitals, health centres or clinics or other premises as required.
  • Continuing clinical responsibility for the patients in your charge, allowing for all proper delegation to, and training of, your staff.

  • Proposed timetable

    The exact time table would be determined after discussion with the Supervisor and Clinical Lead with consideration to the educational needs of the post holder along with those of other junior surgical colleagues. However broadly speaking it would involve the following:
  • Participation in Consultant led ward rounds.
  • Participation in benign and malignant out-patient clinics
  • Theatre sessions
  • Involvement in Upper GI MDT
  • Provision of care for regional Upper GI emergencies
  • Research activities as discussed with supervisors

  • Person Specification



    • Full GMC Registration FRCS
    • MRCS


    • Other relevant academic qualifications e.g BSc / MSc

    Clinical Experience


    • Significant experience of General & UGI Surgery (ST3+)
    • Participation in On Call rotas at Registrar level


    • Experience of minimally invasive UGI surgery

    Knowledge and Skills


    • A commitment to and evidence of multidisciplinary practice
    • A team based approach to care and service management
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with colleagues clinical and non-clinical patients and their carers/relatives.


    • IT skills with Word and Excel



    • An ability to initiate, pursue and complete clinical or basic medical research


    • A track record of working with clinical databases
    • Exposure to writing papers and poster presentations
    • GCP certification



    • An ability to teach undergraduate students or other junior doctors.


    • Certificate of medical education

    Good Medical Practice


    • Evidence of understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical and Surgical Practice set out by the GMC.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


    St Thomas Hospital

    Westminster Bridge


    SE1 7EH

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