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Junior Medical Retina Research Fellow

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Junior Medical Retina Research Fellow in Ophthalmology

Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

City Hospital, Birmingham

Applications are invited for a non-training, research fellow post at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

This post offers opportunities in obtaining basic ophthalmology and medical retina clinical and research experience. The applicant will be required to engage in medical retina clinical and commercial trials. It will involve liaising with Research Nurses and research coordination as well as data collection for research and audit purposes.

This post is available to start immediately for a fixed-term period of 12 months and will be for 40 hours per week. Applicants should have completed their Foundation training (Years 1 and 2 or have equivalent competencies) and hold full registration with the General Medical Council. The posts are suited to applicants who wishes to pursue a career in ophthalmology and are eligible to apply for Specialist Trainee Year 1 or above, but feel that their curriculum vitae need to be enhanced by research experience.

Please note that these posts are not recognised for training.

Applicants may contact Mrs Bhajan Kaur ( ( Phone number removed ) ; ( Email address removed )) to arrange an informal visit.

Shortlisted candidates should contact:

Ms Bushra Mushtaq. Medical retina Lead consultant ( ( Phone number removed ) ) email: ( Email address removed )

To apply please access the NHS Careers Website and apply on line. Please ensure your complete CV is included in the further information section. Postal applications will not be accepted.


If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) 
Trust Bank on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is being built in Smethwick and will be open in October 2018. It will be the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham, providing state of the art healthcare facilities for the population. The Midland Metropolitan will house the emergency department, maternity, acute inpatient wards and operating theatres. Sandwell Hospital remains the site for the Trust headquarters. As well as providing outpatient services, day case surgery and intermediate care beds, the Sandwell Treatment Centre will have a large urgent care centre. The City Hospital site will provide outpatient care and day case surgery from the Birmingham Treatment Centre. Intermediate care beds will remain on the City Hospital site along with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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