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Clinical Research Fellow in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£55,329 to £63,152 a year assessed on experience & qualifications
Closing date
24 Jul 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

We are excited to invite applications for the post of Clinical Research Fellow in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). The post is full time for three years from September 2024.

You should ideally have a paediatric background with medical qualifications fully registrable in the UK, MRCPCH (or equivalent). The post is suitable for higher postgraduate training or post-doctoral training.

If successful, the majority of your activities will be spent being supervised towards a research project based in the PCD Group. Depending on your interest, the research can be laboratory based or clinical research. You will also provide clinical support for other PCD related research and will be encouraged to register for study towards a higher degree (usually PhD) in a PCD related to topic. Alongside this, you'll participate in the middle-grade service provision for the PCD service within working hours, no out of hours service provision is required.

About us

We know that our people are central to our success. So, it's only right that we reward you with:
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment
  • Opportunities to develop - UHS is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to
  • A minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and a generous pension scheme
  • A range of NHS discounts!
  • A break from the hustle and bustle of city centre life, with beaches and the New Forest on your doorstep

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Conduct research with the PCD group under the supervision of Prof Lucas and other members of the research group
  • Participate in other areas of research being undertaken by the PCD group. In particular to provide middle grade medical support for research participants
  • Assist in the training and development of medical and nursing staff and medical students
  • Participate in research meetings and seminars (internally and externally)
  • Undertake clinical training in PCD, to include on average one clinic per week (diagnostic or management), in addition to MDT meetings
  • You will be encouraged to register for study towards a higher degree (usually PhD) in a PCD related to topic.

  • You should be a motivated and enthusiastic trainee with a paediatric background and medical qualifications fully registrable in the UK, MRCPCH (or equivalent)
  • You should, preferably, have an interest in both paediatric respiratory medicine and research.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • MRCPCH (or equivalent)


  • Undergraduate Awards
  • BSc (or other intercalated degree) or other degrees/ qualifications

Aptitudes and skills


  • Evidence of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Previous or relevant experience


  • Appropriate knowledge base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems


  • Additional experience or a demonstrated interest in paediatric respiratory medicine
  • Some research experience
  • Published papers
  • National or International oral and/or poster presentations

Aptitudes and skills


  • Demonstrate the ability to be calm, compassionate, and able to respond efficiently to various circumstances, which may change rapidly

Living the Trust values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Aptitudes and skills


  • Evidence and ability to work effectively in multi-professional teams
  • 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

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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