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Clinical Research fellow in Respiratory Medicine

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 a year
Closing date
26 May 2024

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Southampton is pleased to announce a Clinical Research Fellow post in Respiratory Medicine.

This Prestigious post is funded by the Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre to support the unit's core research programme. The position will be appointed for 1 year in the first instance, with opportunities for extension.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Research delivery of Bronchoscopies.

Join a team of research fellows supporting other research within the CRF.

Depending on their previous knowledge and experience, the fellow will have roles in managing, coordinating and safety governance for specific studies.

Be responsible for specific study-related medical decisions within their expertise, providing medical cover for studies and study visits, as well as out of hours advice and emergency cover (on a rota) as part of the 24 hour cover for participants on research studies.

Work in teams with research nurses, allied health professionals and project management to plan and deliver primarily vaccine studies, with opportunity for involvement in other non-vaccine and non-covid studies as appropriate.

Be supported by the more senior fellows in the CRF and the Principal Investigators of the respective studies in these activities.


An understanding of respiratory investigations and the ability to perform Bronchoscopy (Supervision will be provided as needed).

Good communication skills as this is essential in maintaining trust with our research participants.

Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in plans/schedules due to the fast paced nature of the vaccine study work, where protocols and requirements can change very quickly.

Demonstration of excellent team work as this role requires working and communicating with a wide range of individual from different teams (e.g. pharmacy, lab, admin, nursing etc).

Must have completed Foundation training (or equivalent) and be able to function independently, with support as/when required and specific to the individuals level of previous experience


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary - MT04 �55,329 Basic Salary MT05 �63,152

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5
  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application

Job Reference: MT1177- MEDICAL. This vacancy closes on or before:26/05/2024

For further information regarding these posts please contact:

Dr Sophie Fletcher or Dr Anna Freeman

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • Understanding of Respiratory Investigations


  • BSc (or other intercalated degree) other degrees/ qualifications
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • Postgraduate - MRCP or equivalent
  • Ability to perform Bronchoscopy

Previous or relevant experience


  • Successful completion of a Foundation Programme and appointment to a Core Medical Training Programme


  • Some experience in research and audit
  • Additional experience in Respiratory Medicine

Previous or relevant experience


  • Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Evidence of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Aptitudes and skills


  • Demonstrate the ability to be calm, compassionate, and able to respond efficiently to various circumstances, which may change rapidly
  • Proven ability to manage acute medical emergencies.


  • Knowledge of Service Redesign methodology

Aptitudes and skills


  • Evidence and ability to work effectively in multi-professional team
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and how this affects patients, visitors and staff
  • Evidence and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and colleagues (verbal and written communication skills in English).
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills including ability to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital


SO16 6YD

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