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Academic Clinical Fellow (academic component is in Genomic Medicine)

Job Description


Applications are invited for Academic Clinical Fellowship specialty training programme vacancies at Health Education North West starting 2nd August 2017 unless otherwise stated. The successful candidates will also have the opportunity to undertake an accredited Master’s degree in Research with the University of Manchester

We anticipate the following post

  • Genomic Medicine with clinical training in an appropriate specialty - ST1, ST2 or ST3

The clinical component of the programme for the ACF will be in a relevant specialty.

The 9 confirmed specialities are Clinical Genetics, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Neurology, Renal Medicine, Endocrinology/Diabetes Mellitus, Rheumatology and Paediatrics

Please note that we also have an ACF in General Practice. Recruitment to this post will be alongside the national recruitment process.

Please note that Health Education North West – North West has 2 further ACF posts in conjunction with Lancaster University, which are being advertised separately as well as 7 further ACF posts in conjunction with the University of Liverpool.

Applicants, who do not already hold NTN or DRN in the relevant specialty, must apply for the relevant clinical specialty in addition to making an ACF application as you will be required to attend a clinical interview as well as an academic interview.

Further information and to submit an application for any of these vacancies, please go to Health Education North website

Further information is also available from the National Institute for Health Research’s Trainees’ Coordinating Centre

The application window opens on Monday 10th October 2016 and closes on Monday 7th November 2016 at 16:00 hours. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.

You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel. Oriel can be accessed from the link provided. Registration is available to applicants from Monday 10th October 2016

The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available from the Specialty Training website which can be accessed from Oriel. Please visit the Health Education North West website to find out the following information:

  • Number of posts
  • Likely locations of posts
  • Expected rotation details
  • Anticipated outcome of the training programme, subject to satisfactory progression.
  • Travel and relocation expenses policy.

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2016 – Immigration Requirements

Before you can take up an ACF training post, you will need to demonstrate that you are eligible to legally work in the UK.

The following advice on when to apply for specialty training applies for doctors applying for entry to programmes:

You are eligible to be considered for specialty training (including GP) in both Round 1 and Round 2 if:

You are a UK or EEA national

  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allow you to work without restriction in the UK. For example if you have Tier 1 or dependant status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training.
  • You are already on Tier 2 and will be applying to continue training with the same sponsor and/or with the same training number.
  • You are applying for a speciality in a shortage occupation (currently only ST3-6 level trainees in Paediatrics, in Scotland).
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, and you currently have Tier 4 status to work in the Foundation Programme. You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) if you have had continuous immigration status in the UK since you graduated.

You are eligible to apply for core and specialty training in Round 2 if:

  • You are already on Tier 2 and will be applying for a different specialty and changing sponsor. You will require Tier 2 sponsorship and will be subject to the RLMT.
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national who has limited leave to remain in the UK and do not fall into one of the above categories. You will require Tier 2 sponsorship and will be subject to the RLMT.

Applicants who are subject to the RLMT may only be considered if there is no suitable UK or EEA national candidate for the post. As the RLMT will not have been satisfied in Round 1 of the recruitment to specialty training, you should consider applying during Round 2 if the RLMT applies to you

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card and date stamped passport. For further details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (formerly UK Border Agency) website or see the 2016 guidance for Overseas Applicants on the Specialty Training website.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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