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Research Fellow in HpB and Liver Transplant

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 a year
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Applications are invited for the post of research fellow in HPB surgery to start as soon as possible. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established, supportive research team at University Hospitals Birmingham with the aim of achieving a higher degree (MD or PhD).

Main duties of the job

This salaried post offers a well-balanced job with good clinical opportunities alongside protected research time. You would be joining an experienced, friendly research team with an excellent track record for academic output. The clinical work includes training in multi-organ retrieval and exposure to HPB and transplant theatre (no prior HPB experience is necessary). Our research group has several novel, exciting and clinically relevant research projects up and running with initial ethics and funding in place. Although the main focus of your research time will be your higher degree, this post will enable you to expand many other areas of your CV and meet other ARCP requirements in areas such as teaching, leadership, presentations, publications and teamwork.

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

The successful candidate would be expected to take part on a 1:4 full shift rota with three other research posts this rota supports the 1:7 SpR rota. The post is not recognised for training but will offer the opportunity to experience multi-organ retrieval and to be involved in liver transplantation and major HPB work/patient management. Candidates would normally be expected to have MRCS and currently be employed as or competing for Specialist Registrar posts. Full GMC registration is essential.

For informal enquiries please contact

1.Mr. Robert Sutcliffe, Consultant HPB and Clinical Service Lead-

2.Mr. Ravi Marudanayagam, Consultant HPB Surgeon and Training Lead-

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent UK-recognised qualification


  • MRCS or equivalent



  • Demonstrate a desire to become a HPB or transplant surgeon

Additional Criteria


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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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