Clinical Research Fellow in Transplant Surgery and Organ Retrieval (Core Trainee equivalent level)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£38,693 per annum plus on-call enhancement
24 Sep 2020
11 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited for a ‘Clinical Research Fellowship in Transplant Surgery and Organ Retrieval’ at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  This post is available from as soon as possible for 12 months.

This one-year Fellowship offers the successful applicant an opportunity to experience all aspects of organ retrieval and transplantation, based in the Transplant Unit at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).  Applicants for this post should be at Core Trainee equivalent level.

An essential requirement of the post holder is to provide assistant surgical cover for the CUH Multi-visceral Organ Retrieval Service. The CUH Transplant Unit is one of the seven newly-recognised retrieval centres, and the successful candidate will be integral to a dedicated retrieval team that performs approximately 150 retrievals each year, with a well-established donation after circulatory death transplant programme.

The CUH Transplant Unit is an internationally-renowned academic centre and the post offers an excellent opportunity for the post-holder to study towards a higher degree: the post can be extended, for example, to two years to enable enrolment for a Doctor of Medicine degree.  We anticipate that the clinical experience provided by the post, allied to the academic training offered, will enable the successful applicant to be highly competitive in applying for Specialty Training.

In order to be considered, applicants must be at Core Training level and have gained their MRCS.

Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition. 

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.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Gavin Pettigrew, Consultant Surgeon via email on