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Clinical research fellow in paediatric respiratory medicine

Location: Department of Respiratory Paediatrics, Birmingham Women’s and Childrens Hospital

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a paediatric respiratory trainee to take part in clinical research leading to a higher degree, while enhancing their clinical experience in all aspects of tertiary respiratory medicine at middle grade level.

It is approved for out of programme research (OOPR) experience. and would be suitable for a senior paediatric trainee with respiratory Grid training or with a special interest in respiratory medicine or for a post-CCT doctor.

The first two years of the post are funded, and will have a set clinical and protected research component. The clinical work would involve working alongside the medical team which provides specialist paediatric respiratory inpatient and outpatient services in a tertiary service with enhanced experience and training opportunities as per the post holder’s experience and training requirements.

It is anticipated that the third year will involve full time research for which funding will be sought through research grants.

The research work involves investigating the molecular mechanisms that underpin severe asthma and preschool wheeze in children and will involve both clinical and basic science elements. This will be in collaboration with the Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung institute, Imperial College London with regular supervision provided by the academic and clinical supervisors.

There is no commitment to acute/general paediatrics, hospital at night or out of hours work within the job plan. Applicants should have the MRCPCH qualification and hold full GMC registration and have experience in respiratory paediatrics and be able to work at middle grade level. The post is vacant and the successful candidate would be able to start as soon as possible.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a dedicated children's hospital providing secondary level paediatric services for the City of Birmingham and a full range of tertiary level services for the West Midlands region (population 5.6m) and beyond. It also hosts a number of national services. Our recent CQC visit rated the Trust as Outstanding-the only standalone Children’s Hospital in the UK to achieve this rating. It has recently formed a joint organisation with the Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and actively discourages smoking at work.

The Department of Respiratory Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis is currently staffed by 6 Consultants (5.6 whole-time equivalents (WTE), 2 ST6-8 Grid/ special interest doctors, 1 ST2-3 and one foundation year 2 trainee, and 1 CF specialty doctor within an expanding, friendly multi-disciplinary team. This dynamic department provides a comprehensive tertiary service for respiratory and cystic fibrosis patients from most of the West Midlands.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Priti Kenia, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant and Clinical Lead ( or Dr Prasad Nagakumar, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant and Departmental Research Lead ( on 0121 333 8202 / 8205 to arrange a visit and obtain further information.

If interested please apply via NHS Jobs under the reference: 284-MWK056-17

Paediatric clinical research nurse, London 

Employer: Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Research and Development
Location: London
Salary: £31,562 - £41,630 p.a inclusive of HCA (Band 6)

Join this dynamic and friendly team to support and lead on the delivery of high quality, holistic care to children and young people participating in research studies.

You will be joining a team which includes clinical research nurses, a clinical research educator, a clinical trial pharmacist, a play specialist, a clinical psychologist, a research manager, a trial coordinator, data managers and administrators.

As a Children’s Research Nurse you will play a key role in coordinating and delivering a portfolio of research studies spanning a number of specialities in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team. Working across commercial and portfolio adopted studies, you will work with the wider multidisciplinary team including the Principal investigators and study sponsors to deliver a seamless research pathway for patients. You will be responsible for the holistic nursing care of children and young people and their families on existing clinical trials and contribute to the assessment and management of care pathways for patients participating in clinical studies.

This will involve screening, recruiting, educating and monitoring children and young people in studies as well the collation and documentation of study data. You will be trained to take informed consent for selected studies which do not involve a medicinal product. Previous research experience is not essential as a comprehensive training and development programme is available.

As a skilled communicator, the successful candidate, must also possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills and be able to act as an ambassador for promoting research utilisation and best practice.

Interviews will be held week of 14 August 2017

For further details / informal visits contact: Emma Glass, Senior Research Nurse on or on 02071887188 ext 51611.