Clinical Fellow (Higher-Senior) in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£49,036 (pre-CCT) / £51,069 (post-CCT) per annum pro-rata
09 Jul 2020
05 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited for two posts of International Fellow in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast equivalent to Clinical Fellow (Higher-Senior).

This International Fellowship has been established in memory of “Mr Guidubaldo Querci della Rovere FRCS, Comm OMRI” who was a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he pioneered Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. He dedicated the final years of his career to providing support and training for young doctors who wish to specialise in this field.

The International Fellowship will continue this legacy and provide a 14 months residency in four of the world’s leading Units involved in the comprehensive diagnosis and management of breast cancer.

The hospitals involved in this unique opportunity are Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cambridge - UK), the Royal Marsden Hospital (London, Surrey - UK), Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nationale dei Tumori, (Milan - Italy) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, (New York - USA). The Italian component of this Fellowship also permits a one week attachment at Azienda Ospedeliera Cannizzaro (Catania - Sicily).

Placement dates:

07 October 2020 - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK (CUH)

07 April 2021 - Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK (RMH)

07 October 2021 - Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan, Italy

04 November 2021 - Plastic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA

A second placement would start 6 months later (07 April 2021) in Cambridge and follow through the same 4 attachments.

This post is intended for Breast Surgery Trainees seeking further dedicated training in specialist breast reconstruction and more advanced oncoplastic procedures. The incumbent is also expected to contribute significantly to current departmental research, audit, and teaching, as well as to lead research projects under the supervision of Consultants.

In order to be considered for this post applicants must meet the following essential criteria: full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council at time of application, MRCS or equivalent, minimum of 2 years’ experience of General Surgery at Speciality Registrar level (ST3) or equivalent, minimum of 2 years dedicated experience in Breast Surgery. Experience of research and audit is desirable.

Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition in terms of formal certification, but accreditation by the European Breast Surgical Oncology Certification Group (BRESO) is currently being sought.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.                                   

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Please note that due to high volume of applications for some posts, this post may close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Contract type:

Fixed-Term for the NHS placements; 6 months in each Institution.

For further details of the advert please see the supplement advert file attached.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Professor John Benson, Consultant in Breast Surgery, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust via email at