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Clinical Research Fellow in Gastrointestinal Cancer

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £43,504 to £76,942 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 2nd March 2024
Job Ref: IHS155R

Type of Contract: Funding limited for 3 years

As part of an initiative to consolidate the Aberdeen Clinical Academic Training pathway, an opportunity has arisen for talented clinical trainees to undertake a clinical PhD programme in Health Services Research (focussing in an aspect of gastrointestinal cancer) of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen.

The aim is to enable clinical trainees to gain research experience under the academic supervision of recognised leaders in the field in areas of research priority within the School.

This 3 year post is suitable for clinicians training in gastrointestinal medicine or surgery, imaging, pathology, genetics and oncology and will provide an opportunity to work with a number of internationally renowned researchers in Health Service Research. As a Clinical Research Fellow this post will allow the development of research skills at PhD level, and the generation of new understanding in translational medicine. This will ultimately lead to the submission of a thesis supporting the award of a PhD degree.

Although research will form the major component of this post, limited participation in clinical duties capped at an average of half a day a week, will be encouraged and help will be given to facilitate this.

The Clinical Research Fellowship is a 3 year post for an enthusiastic clinical trainee with academic aspirations. The research area will align with the strategic research priorities of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, supported by an academic supervisor with expertise in Health Service Research with a strong research track record.  Strategic research priorities include, but are not limited to, clinical research, evidence synthesis, outcome development, clinical effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions e.g. robot-assisted surgery, patient-related research.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical scale for Academics below level of Consultant, £43,504 - £76,942 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, Head of School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (s.bhattacharya@abdn.ac.uk).

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: grant.rae@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Job Reference Number: IHS155R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 02 March 2024

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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