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Clinical Research Fellow in Hand Surgery (fixed term)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

This research post at the University of Nottingham (UoN) based at the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (CEBHS), Queen’s Medical Centre Campus.

The CEBHS is a collaboration between the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), the UoN and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, working with patients and the wider community of all those involved in hand surgery care. Core membership comprises clinicians, academics and researchers from Academic Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine and the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, offering a wealth of expertise and support in all areas of clinical research, but with emphasis on multi-centre randomized controlled trials.

The candidate should be committed to a career in academic hand surgery and are expected to register for a higher degree. Candidates may be from a trauma and orthopaedic or a plastic and reconstructive surgery background. The successful candidate will be nurtured in an exciting environment surrounded by motivated colleagues at various stages of their academic career, demonstrating our long term commitment to our clinical academic trainees.

This one year post is intended to give an excellent opportunity to undertake background work to strengthen the successful candidate’s Research Council or NIHR clinical research fellowship application for follow-on funding of a PhD. A suggested route would be to register for an MPhil at the start of the fellowship, with the aim of transferring to a PhD following a successful first year review.

We are looking for a candidate with an eagerness to learn and a commitment to conducting clinical research of the highest methodological standards to complement and expand existing work at the Centre. The PhD will include mixed methods and can be tailored to the skills and interests of the individual. Suggested background reading can be accessed via the UoN advert.

This post does not carry its own NTN. Any appointee who already holds a National Training Number (NTN) will be required to apply to their host clinical training programme for time out of programme for research (OOPR). Further information on the OOPR process is available from clinical training programme directors in the region in which the NTN is held.

This full time post will be offered on a fixed term contract starting from 01 February 2020 until 31 January 2021.

To apply, please follow the link to the UoN “current vacancies” webpage using the internal reference above, at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alexia Karantana tel: 0115 8231115 or email: . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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