Vacancy Type/Job category
Clinical & Medical
Warwick Medical School, Biomedical Cell Biology
£34,563 - £59,845 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Full-time, Fixed term contract until 31 December 2023
You will join the pioneering team of Professors Quenby and Brosens at Warwick Medical School, Division of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Research Unit and Tommys National Centre for Miscarriage Research as a Clinical Research Fellow.
The Biomedical Research Unit and Tommys Centre have been established as a partnership between University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the University of Warwick.
You will be expected to recruit significant numbers of women to portfolio clinical trials in early pregnancy and obstetrics and provide clinical care to women who have been recruited to trials. You will receive training in clinical research, trial recruitment, early pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, preterm labour, obesity in pregnancy, early pregnancy scanning and cervical length scanning.
You will have a medical degree and achieved GMC/PMETB Foundation level competence (or equivalent.) You will also have experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at ST1/2 or equivalent.
There will be an opportunity to undertake an MD/PhD degree.
Informal enquiries to: Siobhan Quenby, Professor of Obstetrics,
You will be expected to recruit significant numbers of women to portfolio clinical trials and provide clinical care to women who have been recruited to trials. To receive training in clinical research, trial recruitment, early pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, preterm labour, obesity in pregnancy, early pregnancy scanning and cervical length scanning. There is an opportunity to undertake an MD/ PhD degree.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Recruit women into portfolio trials.
a. To gain knowledge of relevant research protocols to ensure the safe and accurate conduct and recording of studies.
b. Undertake GCP training and maintain compliance with this.
c. Undertake administrative duties involved in clinical trials.
d. Work closely with the team of research midwives.
e. Recruit women into early pregnancy and obstetric trials including; CERM, BigBaby, TommysNet
f. To work in the implantation clinics
2. Provide clinical care for women who have been recruited to trials.
a. This will involve working in the in the implantation and miscarriage clinics clinics, to carry a hospital bleep and be available so that you are able to provide care for women recruited into trials when needed.
b. Keep Professor Quenby informed of the progress of the trials.
c. As the women entered into the trials are high-risk patients you will be required to learn the obstetric skills necessary to provide care for women recruited into clinical trials. This includes early pregnancy and cervical length scanning, management of recurrent miscarriage and preterm labour.
d. Comply with obstetric department compulsory training for junior medical staff.
3. To undertake original research that could be part of a higher degree.
a. Attend regular research meetings.
b. To develop research objectives, projects and proposals.
c. To publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at national/international conferences in order to disseminate research findings to an appropriate audience and to communicate with collaborators in the University.
d. To demonstrate a commitment to personal continuing professional development.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Primary medical degree (or equivalent) (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Evidence of achievement of GMC/PMETB Foundation level competence or equivalent (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at ST1/2 or equivalent (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Enquiring, critical approach to work (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Excellent inter-personal qualities (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to communicate effectively (written, public speaking and presentational) (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
GMC registered with a license to practice (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Membership of an appropriate medical defense organisations (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
BSc or equivalent (a)
Desirable Criteria 2
Part one MRCOG (a)
Desirable Criteria 3
GCP Certificate up to date (a)
The post is funded by the Biomedical Unit / Tommys National Centre for Miscarriage Research with the aim of facilitating research in early pregnancy and improving recruitment to obstetric trials. It is an opportunity for an individual to be part of a dynamic Research Unit in Reproductive Health that has been established as a partnership between University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the University of Warwick. You will join the pioneering team of Professors Quenby and Brosens.
The successful candidate will receive training in clinical research, trial recruitment, early pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, preterm labour, early pregnancy scanning and cervical length scanning.
This post is suitable for individuals whose career is at a point just before or at any time after joining a Higher Training scheme. Fellows who complete this post during Training may have it recognised as out of programme research (OOPR). You would be expected to have completed part one MRCOG and two years of obstetrics and gynaecology basic training (ST1 and 2).
There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of the junior registrar on call rota and receive appropriate pay; this can be negotiated with the trust separately.
The successful candidate would have the opportunity to register for a higher degree.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will become expert at the management of early pregnancy and have clinical and research expertise in this area.
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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Warwick Medical School
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