Academic Clinical Fellow in Renal Medicine
Academic Clinical Fellows/Lecturers ST3 1
Applications are invited for the above post.
There is one post available at ST3 level.
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Academic Clinical Fellow in Renal Medicine
Southmead Hospital & University of Bristol
The appointee will have completed general professional training, have passed MRCP or equivalent and be eligible for full registration with the GMC. The appointee may already have commenced specialist training in nephrology but the post is designed with early stage specialist trainees at ST3 level in mind. In line with the purpose of ACF posts envisaged under MMC, in addition to clinical training, the aim of the post is to establish an academic interest and provide research experience to place the ACF in a strong position to secure funding for a clinical research training fellowship in which to complete a higher research degree. Hence it is anticipated that the appointee will not previously have undertaken a full time period of research and will not necessarily have defined a research interest but will be selected on the basis of evidence of potential for academic excellence. Candidates who have obtained a research degree at an earlier stage in their career will also be considered.
The ACF will spend 25% of this 3 year post in academic training and 75% in clinical training. The 25% academic time will be arranged to provide a six-month block of protected research time in the second year with shorter research periods before and after. Over the first year in post the ACF will decide, with guidance, on the research area they wish to pursue before spending the six-month block gaining experience and preliminary results in this area. Towards the end of this period, the ACF will begin to prepare applications to the MRC, Wellcome Trust, Kidney Research UK or NIHR for clinical research training fellowships with a view to moving on to such a fellowship at the end of the ACF post. The research groups allied to the Southmead Renal Unit have a very strong track record in trainees securing such prestigious fellowships.
The Academic Renal Unit, headed by Professor Peter Mathieson, is a University of Bristol research group based on the Southmead Hospital site and having strong links with the clinical Renal Unit. It has recently moved to a new academic building, part of the redesign of the Southmead site in preparation for building of a new hospital which will be the largest in the Southwest. Research in the ARU focuses on the study of proteinuric renal disease including diabetic nephropathy, through cell and molecular biology, in vivo experimental studies and clinical trials (principal investigators include Prof PW Mathieson, Dr SC Satchell & Prof MA Saleem). The group is recognised as being at the forefront of glomerular disease research with several recent invitations to principal investigators to lecture at the American Society of Nephrology, the premier international renal science conference. Also within the ARU, Dr RM Smith leads work on clinical aspects of transplantation, particularly islet and pancreas transplantation. Other research groups with strong links to the clinical renal unit include the Microvascular Research Laboratories (University of Bristol department of Physiology & Pharmacology, principal investigators Prof SJ Harper, Prof DO Bates and Dr AH Salmon) and the UK Renal Registry (Health Services and Epidemiology research). Renal Registry Renal-based research has often been conducted in collaboration with investigators in the University of Bristol School of Social and Community Medicine. A number of the clinical renal unit consultants are involved in clinical and health services research (including NIHR funded projects) and are local investigators for various sponsored clinical trials and possibilities exist for involvement in these. The appointee will be encouraged to explore and discuss the available opportunities and determine their own research direction within the range of what can be appropriately supported with the available facilities and expertise. The successful candidate will also become a member of the School of Clinical Academic Training at the Severn Deanery which exists to offer specialist support to all clinical academic trainees at ACF and Clinical lecturer level .
During the 75% time in clinical training the ACF will, as with other renal medicine specialist trainees, rotate through periods in ward duties, daytime emergency duties as the on-call bleep holder, outpatient clinics (including transplantation, dialysis, general and sub-specialist nephrology and satellite clinics) and procedures. Training and experience will be gained in all aspects of renal medicine commensurate with a large renal unit providing tertiary level care. There are currently seven full-time clinical Specialist Registrar / Specialist Trainee posts in Bristol, a locally funded Clinical Lecturer and two existing ACFs. An NIHR-funded Clinical Lecturer will be appointed shortly. The appointee will participate in the out-of-hours on-call rota (non-resident) at the same frequency as the other trainees (currently 1:12).
In the event that the appointee does not secure a research training fellowship, then at the end of the post, the trainee will return to the standard training route, completing their clinical training as part of the South West regional training programme in renal medicine. This rotation includes Gloucester, Exeter, Plymouth and Truro as well as Bristol.
For further information on the specialist clinical training in renal medicine in the Southwest http://medicine.severndeanery.org/renal_medicine
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Simon Satchell to discuss the post: email@example.com or telephone 0117 323 8716.
|Academic Person Specification|
|Clinical Person Specification||Link to MMC person specification|
|Entry, Eligibility and Exit points for Appointments made in 2012|
|Shortlisting Scoring Structure|
|Schools and Colleges|
|School of Medicine|
|School of Clinical Academic Training|
|Reference Guidance Academic|
|Reference Form Academic 2012|
|Documents to Bring to Interview|
|Expense Form||This form can be used to claim interview travel and subsistence expenses.|
|Expense Guidance||This document contains information on travelling expenses and subsistence allowances to candidates attending interviews at the Severn Deanery.|
|Interview Location||Interviews will be held at the Severn Deanery.|