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Bank Researcher

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Staff Bank Services is currently seeking a reliable and hardworking individual who is looking for a new opportunity. This individual will have the chance to work as a locum researcher in the prestigious Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual to make a significant impact in the field of bone research and contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. The locum researcher will play a crucial role in the Bone Research and Clinical Rheumatology team, focusing on the histology of bone and specifically renal bone disorders.

Main duties of the job

To provide a histological analysis service for bone samples at CUHNFT

The Researcher will be a member of the Metabolic Bone Unit, working within the multidisciplinary team in the specialist area of osteoporosis, renal bone disease and rare bone diseases. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual to make a significant impact in the field of bone research and contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. The locum researcher will play a crucial role in the Bone Research and Clinical Rheumatology team, focusing on the histology of bone and specifically renal bone disorders. One responsibility will be to utilise electronic medical records to monitor patients undergoing iliac bone diagnostic biopsy. They will be responsible for overseeing the entire process, from the initial request to the final report, whether it is a surgical or interventional radiology procedure. In addition, the locum researcher will be responsible for analysing and interpreting bone tissue samples for routine and specialised microscopic examination. This will greatly contribute to the management of patients with metabolic bone and renal-bone diseases. To aid in their analysis, they will have access to Bioquant Software, which allows for quantification of bone biopsy images and the interpretation of the results. They will also collaborate with experts to generate comprehensive reports based on their findings.

About us

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

As per Home Office guidelines, please be aware that, unfortunately, the Trust is unable to offer sponsorship for this particular position.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 21st May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 3rd June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Biomedical science or medical degree qualification (BM, MD, BSc or higher)


Desirable

  • Qualification in Osteoporosis


Experience

Essential

  • Clinical research experience in renal medicine or renal bone disease
  • Ability to analyse and interpret bone histology
  • Evidence of ability to work in a team and autonomously


Desirable

  • Experience in bone histology


Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Research Awareness
  • Commitment to the rationale for diagnostic bone biopsy
  • Work independently to and alongside metabolic bone physicians in reviewing and using developed protocols.
  • To work independently and as part of a MDT.


Desirable

  • Previously undertaken clinical research / Publications / teaching


Skills

Essential

  • Flexible approach
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Prioritise workload


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of kind, safe and excellent. This behaviour is outlined on the final page of this person specification. 1. Commitment to deliver high quality patient care integrating clinical research
  • Commitment to deliver high quality patient care integrating clinical research


Desirable

  • Up to date portfolio demonstrating evidence of ongoing professional development


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

CUH - Staff Bank Services

Hills Road

Cambridge

CB2 0QQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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