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Research Registrar in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £37,068- £57,570 per annum + London Weighting
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to appoint a Research Registrar in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.Applications are sought from a higher surgical trainee in Otolaryngology in the UK to perform a 3-year period of research at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust with start date October 2024. This post incorporates some operating and clinics and take part in on-call rota. The applicant should apply to register for a PhD at Imperial College London. It is the intention that the research will lead to the award of a PhD.

This research will critically appraise the potential of utilising hybrid simulation and artificial intelligence in robotic surgery training as well as diagnostics and assessment of upper aerodigestive tract tumours.

The applicant will support with the training junior doctors in the ENT surgery department and also work and assist in supervising MSc students working within the same project area.

During their time in the ENT department, the post holder can expect to improve their clinical and surgical skills. The post holder will be part of the ENT clinical team whose focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of ENT conditions as well as cancer diagnosis and treatment. The post-holder will be expected to take an active role in managing patient pathways. There will also be time in the weekly timetable for CPD/audit/research/education and to help train junior trainees.

Main duties of the job

Please see job description for full list of responsibilities. These include:
  • To develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.
  • To ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care programmed activities.
  • To ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.
  • Research, teaching and training
    • Where possible to collaborate with academic and clinical colleagues to enhance the Trust's translational research portfolio, at all times meeting the full requirements of research governance
    • To provide high quality teaching to medical undergraduates and members of other health care professions as required by clinical director.
        • To act as educational supervisor and appraiser as delegated by the divisional director/clinical director to ensure external accreditation of training post.
      • Medical staff management
        • To work with colleagues to ensure junior doctors' hours are compliant in line with EWTD and New Deal.
        • To participate in the recruitment of junior medical staff as delegated by the divisional director or clinical director.

      The post holder will be expected and supported to develop research initiatives, appropriate to previous experience and complementary to those programmes that exist within the wider research framework of the directorate and Trust.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The successful applicant may have contact with patients and service users and as part of our pre-employment checks and risk assessments, we will ask all candidates to confirm whether or not they have been fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Below is an example timetable but is subject to change:







Research Clinic NIFTY trial (NST)


1:4 Thyroid Theatre (NST)

1:4 Robotic Theatre (ZA)

2:4 Research


1:2 Theatre (CDH)

1:2 Research


Thyroid Clinic



There is the availability for the successful applicant to join other theatres and joint cases with allied specialties.

* Supporting professional development time is flexible according to training need.

Regular meetings:

Head and Neck and Airway MDTs, weekly departmental academic meetings, monthly operational meeting, ad hoc meetings.

On call

This post includes an on call commitment for the Imperial sites (Charing Cross, St Marys and Hammersmith) as well as Chelsea and Westminster trust and the Royal Brompton. The middle tier out of hours on-call rota (approximate on-call frequency for ENT-in-general, 1:7) and the Registrar of the Week rota, providing site cover and emergency support from 9am-5pm.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • On GMC's register with a Licence to Practice or eligible to apply for GMC registration and a Licence to Practice
  • Appropriate Royal College Membership


  • Evidence of academic interest

Clinical Skills


  • Demonstrable knowledge, training and expertise in general adult and paediatric ENT surgery to participate on the StR on-call rota
  • Committed to a career in ENT


  • Established HST trainee in Otolaryngology



  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit

Academic Achievements Including Research/Publications


  • Completion of GMC good Clinical Practice.
  • Able to search and critically appraise academic literature. Statistics knowledge.


  • Current research projects
  • Publications in peer reviewed ENT journals

Leadership/ management skills


  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues.
  • IT Skills and computer literacy

Teaching and training


  • Experience of teaching and training ENT trainees, medical students, nurses, and GP's


  • Experience in organizing study days

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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