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Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery

Job Description

Health Education England East of England

Job Title - NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery

Grade – ST1

Anticipated number of posts: 1 post (Please note: there is 1 post available in either Neurosurgery or Otolaryngology)

Expected start date – August 2017

The post will be based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, it provides an exciting balance of clinical and research training and carries an academic training number – NTN(A). The Academic Clinical Fellowship will allow the successful candidate to spend 75% of their time in clinical training and 25% of their time in research.

The Neurosurgical Unit has a wide referral base and a heavy clinical and operative caseload. There is a strong research programme with extensive clinical and laboratory facilities. Cambridge occupies a unique position nationally with respect to other Neurosurgical training units. This arises because of the large referral base and extensive research infrastructure. The unit provides training and experience in all aspects of Neurosurgery (see below) and neuroscience research. There is a particular emphasis on clinical studies into the pathophysiology and treatment of brain injury [trauma, haemorrhage, csf disorders and vegetative state] and brain tumours [stem cells, functional imaging]. The Neurosurgical Physics Group are world leaders in brain monitoring and shunt assessment. It houses the UK Shunt Evaluation Laboratory. The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre provides unique functional and structural brain imaging in immediate proximity to the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit. The unit also houses the NIHR Health Technology Co-operative for Brain Injury that has been established to work with patients and patient groups, charities, academics, clinicians, and industry to identify unmet clinical needs and develop new medical devices, healthcare technologies and technology-dependent interventions to improve management and life quality of brain-injured patients. The Brain Repair Centre and Laboratory for Molecular Imaging [West Forvie Site] provide state of the art facilities for experimental neuroscience. There are also close links with the MRC Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine, the MRC Cancer Stem Cell Initiative and the Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative. Candidates for the training programme will either have completed a period of research leading to a higher degree or will be expected to undertake such work during their training. We aim to train neurosurgeons to the highest clinical and academic standards.

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

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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