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Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery (ST1-2 equivalent)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£43,923 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team.

The Clinical Research Fellow Post is a demanding but exciting opportunity in a busy quaternary vascular centre. The aim of the post is to facilitate delivery of national research projects by leading recruitment to trials and participating in the regular research team meetings. Overall, this post will provide core research skills for onward application to higher training. The post will enable the applicant to participate in research projects and opportunities with a view to outputs such as presentations and potentially publications. The clinical aspect to the research post will be to support the SHO/RSO level on-call rota in General Surgery, and support the Vascular Surgery team in elective work.

In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.

Please read attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Main duties of the job

This exciting job is primarily aimed at developing the applicants curriculum vitae to enable onward application into higher surgical training. The research focus will be on participation in national vascular research studies by recruitment to trials. There will be the option of developing in-house research projects with supervision from academic vascular colleagues. The expectation is that research delivery is at the heart of this post, this will develop knowledge in the research fields within vascular surgery (James-Lind Alliance Priorities, national research frameworks and funding structures) and potentially stimulate the development of applicant-led research projects as part of the wider academic team. These responsibilities will lie alongside clinical commitments that include the on-call resident surgical officer/ Senior-House officer role in General Surgery and supporting the elective work of the Vascular Surgery team.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr Sandip Nandhra on 48533, or via email at

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion. We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Surgical on call at SHO/RSO level resident on call 1 in 7 for day-time/weekend on call and 1 in 10 for night-time resident on-call for Freeman Hospital based surgical specialties.
  • Ward work Ward rounds, supervision of FY1s and on-call cover
  • Out-patient clinic participation
  • Operating Experience Assisting with emergency and planned operations.

  • Letter and discharge summary writing
  • Ward and Out-patient documentation including dictation of clinic letters

  • The primary focus for non-clinical activity is the participation in in the recruitment to national research studies portfolio.
  • Opportunity to develop local research projects with ability to lead or co-lead some aspects.
  • Maturation of research CV through the above activities and potential out-puts such as presentations and publications.

  • Supervision and teaching of foundation year doctors.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Primary Medical Qualification
  • Full GMC registration at time of application
  • Sign-off for Foundation training or equivalent


  • Full-MRCS qualification

Clinical Skills and Knowledge


  • Prior experience of working in the NHS environment (minimum of 6-months)
  • Good history & examination skills
  • Able to formulate a working diagnosis
  • Able to order appropriate investigations
  • Image interpretation relevant to practice
  • Knows when to appropriately seek assistance from a senior colleague

Management and Administration Experience


  • Ability to run a service and participate in management process
  • Committed to share in professional, managerial and teaching responsibilities necessary to fulfil the obligations of the Directorate to the Trust and its workforce
  • Able to communicate well with patients and colleagues
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance


  • Proven management and administration ability
  • Understanding of management goals
  • Experience with audit
  • Evidence of leadership / project management
  • Evidence of having implemented change



  • Experience of supervising junior staff
  • Ability to teach clinical skills

Clinical Governance, Audit and Research


  • Experience of audit projects
  • Experience of participating in research projects previously
  • Must hold the Good Clinical Practice training certificate


  • Experience of research recruitment and/or research engagement
  • Previous experience in manuscript writing / publication

Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues


  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and other people within a team
  • Ability to work as a team with professional colleagues in all disciplines
  • Good written skills

Personal Attributes


  • Alignment with the Trust's Core & Professional Behaviours
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD
  • Time management skills
  • Honesty, integrity, awareness of ethical dilemmas, respect for confidentiality


  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • IT literate

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Surgery 2nd On-call - FH

Newcastle upon Tyne


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