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Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric and Adult Neurosurgery

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum, plus London Zone allowance
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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This clinical and research fellowship is intended to allow the successful candidate to get involved in and lead on neurosurgical research projects (paediatric and/or adult). The aim of the post is to provide ample opportunity for the candidate to boost the academic/research aspect of their CV in preparation for their next step in neurosurgical training or prior to taking up a consultant post. The candidate is expected to take full advantage and submit work for national/international presentation and publication and to take part in active on-going trials.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend clinics and lead on some, attend MDTs and theatre lists and review/manage patients on the ward. The candidate will be first port-of-call for any locum work to fill gaps in the rota appropriate to his/her level of training although is not on an official on call rota.

The fellow will be expected at times to closely supervise and teach medical students and more junior trainees as well as help organise the paediatric neurosurgical teaching and courses we offer.

There is a formal training/teaching program for the registrars in all aspects of neurosurgery in addition to paediatric neurosurgical teaching. Although there will be no obligation for the fellow to participate in this program, it may be to the fellow's advantage or to the program's benefit, for him/her to do so from time to time.

There are excellent library facilities available with most of the relevant journals available.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 15,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The fellow will have a general duty of care for their health, safety and well-being as well as that of their colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post. The fellow will be required to observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all the relevant statutory and professional obligations. The fellow will be required to observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff. They will also be required to be responsible, with support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role. These are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be complied to at all times.

Person Specification



  • Eligible for registration with the GMC
  • MBBS or equivalent


  • PhD

Previous experience


  • ST3-8 equivalent in neurosurgery



  • Ability to organise oneself & own work
  • Evidence of participation and active involvement in an audit project/ research
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • Experience in managing neurosurgical conditions in both adult and paediatric patients at registrar level

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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