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Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology

University of Nottingham - Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £34,563 to £59,845 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: MED346521

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a Clinical Research Fellowship (CRF) in Hepatology. This post has been specifically developed to deliver a large programme to understand the underpinning pathobiology, metabolic physiology, biomarkers and potential interventions related to multiorgan fibrosis, supported by a grant from Medical Research Council (MRC) part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

You will be attached to the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre (NDDC) within the academic unit of Translational Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. You will be expected to register for, and undertake, a clinical MD/PhD with the University of Nottingham. Studentship fees will not be paid by the post but you will be supported to apply for separate funding if applicable. Specific and structured training will be offered in clinical research methodology tailored to you and your choice of project. You may undertake up to a maximum of two clinical training sessions in hepatology per week in the form of supporting ongoing research projects and programmes. 

NDDC is one of the largest gastrointestinal (GI) and liver academic units in the country and provides a wide range of research opportunities. It hosts the GI and Liver Disorders theme of National Institute for Health Research funded Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Nottingham BRC). GI & Liver Disorder theme is the largest of the six themes (including the cross-cutting theme) within the NIHR Nottingham BRC (£23.6M; 2017-22) awarded in partnership between University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The NIHR Nottingham BRC builds on the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit established in 2008 and the only NIHR-funded BRU focused on GI, liver and pancreas-related areas to have sustained its funding through three successive NIHR funding cycles.

The NDDC brings together 34 Principal Investigators from both University and NHS Trust comprising medical and surgical gastroenterologists/hepatologists and non-clinical scientists. 

This post is fixed term until 31st August 2024. Hours of work are full-time (38.5 hours) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 19 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to guru.aithal@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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