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Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£53,179 to £60,560 a year per annum, including Inner London HCAS
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Hepatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

The Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital are seeking to appoint to several Clinical Research Fellows posts.

These posts are offered as either 6 months or 1 year posts and are designed to offer either 100% clinical service provision or a 50:50 split between the Clinical Hepatology Service Provision/ Training and Clinical Research. The aim of these posts is to allow the successful applicants to undertake a part-time clinical or laboratory research project alongside clinical hepatology to acquire pilot data that will facilitate an application for Research Council Funding such as MRC or NIHR Doctoral Fellowships to enable the undertaking of a MD/PhD. This post is ideal for individuals who are mid-way through their Specialist Training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The exact job plan could be individualised to a successful candidates' needs.

Candidates are advised to specify whether they are applying for the 100% clinical service provision or the 50:50 split role in their supporting statements.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be involved in fixed clinical commitments which would be determined by both their clinical training needs and the service requirements of the Institute.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder may wish to participate in the liver on-call and emergency gastrointestinal bleeding on call rota on a 1 in 7 basis if they are trained and JAG accredited in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

There is an option for the trainee to join the out of hours specialist hepatology and endoscopy rota if suitably qualified following a period of induction. The trainee will always have access to Consultant support during on call periods. The on call rota (1 in 7) will involve taking part in the specialist hepatology rota and does not involve any commitment to acute general medicine.

The trainee will also need to provide occasional ward cover during the day when required and there will be an element of administrative duties.

Person Specification
Higher qualifications

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC

Training and experience

  • ST4+ level training gastro/Hepatology


  • Independent upper gastrointestinal endoscopist

Research and publications

  • Understanding of research governance and ethics


  • Previous involvement in research projects and published in peer reviewed journals 

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All about King’s

We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.

Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.

King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.

We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.

A reputation for excellence

By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.

Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.

Making a difference to the community

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.

From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.

King’s in the media

Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.

The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.

Pioneering research

Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.

Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

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