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Junior Research Fellow in Trauma & Orthopaedics

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George's Hospital, Tooting

Surgical Service Centre

Junior Orthopaedic Research Fellows in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Applications are invited for Junior Orthopaedic Research Fellows at St George's Hospital for 1 year.

Main duties of the job

These posts are an excellent opportunity for candidates finishing foundation or core training and looking to perfect their portfolios before moving into higher surgical training, preferably in Orthopaedics.

The research fellow will have the opportunity to develop and lead on their own research projects as well as take over the running of existing studies and be involved in the recruitment of patients to national multicentre trials. This post will develop research skills and provide ample opportunities to present work at national and international meetings as well as generating publications. There will also be plenty of opportunities to augment the audit, service improvement and teaching aspects of their portfolios.

About us

St George's is a level 1 major trauma centre with a helipad facility. It is also a tertiary referral centre for complex elective orthopaedics, and currently has 24 orthopaedic consultants.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The clinical commitment of this post is to provide medical cover (at CT / SHO level) to major trauma patients and orthopaedic patients. This aspect is closely supervised and supported by the consultant of the weekwho undertakes daily ward rounds of all patients.

There is a 60 :40 split of clinical to research work. During their research time, the fellows will not have any ward or clinic commitments but will have the opportunity to gain surgical experience assisting in both elective and trauma cases. In addition, the daily educational trauma meetings will develop knowledge and skills in the management of polytrauma patients alongside simple and complex orthopaedic trauma.

The post is full-time, and includes working 1 in 7 weekends and 1 in 15 nights. There are no first on-call duties, and the post attracts a banding supplement.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • MBBS
  • Full GMC Registration


  • Basic Surgical Skills
  • ATLS

Clinical Experience

  • UK NHS Experience
  • Relevant post-registration experience


  • Completion of UK Foundation Programme by post start date


  • Understanding of clinical governance and participation in audit
  • Understanding of research principles, methodology and ethics, with the potential to contribute to research


  • Previous experience in research
  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements eg: prizes, awards.

Knowledge and Clinical Skills

  • Able to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement
  • Evidence of development of diagnostic and technical skills


  • Commitment to learning
  • Potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility


  • Commitment to a career in Trauma and Orthopaedics

BMJRef: BMJ-115795/200-SUCBW-5095003-JT


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