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Clinical Research Fellow (Core) in Otolaryngology (ENT)

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow (Core) in Otolaryngology (ENT) and Digital Health Technologies at Addenbrooke's Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

This post is available from 7 August 2024 to 5 August 2025.

Main duties of the job

This post is primarily clinically based and will allow the candidate to achieve proficiency in many core aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. Candidates should have >2 years experience of practicing medicine. This post will enable the individual build their portfolio towards a competitive advantage with Core Surgical, ST3 applications or alternative routes to progression to higher surgical training / experience. 

Substantial time is allocated for the development of clinical research in digital health technologies.  This includes the application of technologies such as mixed reality, extended reality, Artificial Intelligence, etc in education, training and clinical care. The candidate will have a dedicated educational supervisor for the placement with specific goals and a career development plan. The research aspects of the job benefits from the support of the CUH digital health and simulation centre.

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

This post may be suitable for those wishing to undertake an “F3” role. 

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

Working for your organisation

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.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker 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.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to take part in a full-shift rolling rota that provides a balanced combination of consultant supervised, firm based teaching with clinical work covering the ward, referrals from A&E and ENT emergency clinics. You will rotate through sub-specialty firms in Head and Neck, Rhinology, Paediatric ENT and Otology, Cochlear Implantation and Skull Base surgery. You are also required to attend the department’s medical audit, morbidity and mortality meetings and the in-house continuing medical education programme. The individual will be expected to complete a robust research project in digital health including publication in a peer review journal. This will be among other research goals.  There will be opportunities to deliver teaching as part of a faculty on digital technology. 

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Miss Ekpemi Irune

Job title: Consultant ENT Surgeon

Email address:

Additional contact information

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to  Miss Ekpemi Irune, Consultant ENT Surgeon  (

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