Tuesday, 14 July 2021

Hand and Trauma Research Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

12 month fixed term post, from August 2015
Specialty: Plastic Surgery and Trauma and Orthopaedics
Salary: £30,002 - £47,175

The post will be based at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, part of the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Birmingham.
The appointee must demonstrate that they have a background interest in either orthopaedic or plastic surgery and have successfully completed their foundation training. They would ideally have completed their Core Surgical training be a member of the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent and have some previous experience of research.

The Birmingham Hand Unit is one of the busiest hand departments in the UK. It comprises of 11 consultants, six of whom have orthopaedic backgrounds and five plastic surgeons. Over 2,800 patients are treated in the department each year. The unit is a tertiary referral centre for; Brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex wrist conditions.

The post is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in clinical surgical research. The role will involve being a part of the team running ongoing hand trauma randomised clinical trials and helping with the set up of future trials.  It will involve working with staff from the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC). This is a national centre is funded by a £10 million grant from the Department of Health (DoH) and Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is a collaborative venture between the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT), University of Birmingham (UoB) and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM). The core aim of the NIHR SRMRC is to provide an unrivalled research environment to improve the care of those who sustain major injury in both military and civilian settings.

The closing date for applications is Monday the 3rd of August. Applicants must be available for interview on Monday the 14th of August. If necessary teleconferencing will be available.

For more information please contact mark.foster@uhb.nhs.uk

Link to NHS jobs: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/4a61cccd0469d2f754b2ec4a02b91654/?vac_ref=913835325