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Academic Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Job Description

Health Education England East of England

Job Title – NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine (with research interest in Stroke Medicine / Vascular Cognitive Impairment)

Grade – ST3

Anticipated number of posts: 1 post

Expected start date – August 2017

This post offers an unrivalled opportunity to train as a clinical scientist and develop a PhD proposal or next-phase fellowship to work with world-leading researchers.

This is a new ACF post, funded by the NIHR in response to a call for area of research, with a research focus of Stroke Medicine / Vascular Cognitive Impairment. This is an area which has seen major recent development at Cambridge with an internationally world renown research programme. As well as expertise in Stroke Medicine itself there is great expertise in dementia ranging from the molecular basis to epidemiology and an NIHR funded Dementia BRC. This offers an unrivalled research environment and opportunities.

The ACF will be based in Health Education England East of England. Clinical training will be based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Rotation to other hospitals in the region will be undertaken as required to fulfil training needs.

The ACF would undertake a bespoke training programme with 25% protected academic time organised in 3-month full-time academic blocks, allowing exposure to different research areas with the expectation that the ACF will write a successful PhD Fellowship application. Currently the Stroke Research Group has funding for Clinical Fellows (3 current PhDs) from MRC, BHF, Dunhill Trust, and A*STAR. Throughout the period (including clinical periods) the ACF will take part in regular stroke research seminars and the opportunities provided by Cambridge Neurosciences and Cambridge Cardiovascular.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and/or programme has the required educational and dean’s approval.

The Academic lead for this programme is Professor Hugh Markus

The Clinical lead for this programme is Dr James Edwards

The application window opens on Monday 10 October 2016 at 0900 hours and closes on Monday 07 November 2016 at 1700 hours. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all relevant sections of the application form 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.

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 Health Education England East of England website for the further vacancy information and job description.

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2017 – Immigration requirements

You are eligible to be considered for ACF training in Round 1 if:

  • You are a UK or EEA national
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK. For example, if you have Tier 1 or dependent status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the Foundation Programme and where you would have previously been eligible for Tier 1 (PSW). You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.

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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