Lewis Spitz Surgeon Scientist PhD Fellow

Lewis Spitz Surgeon Scientist PhD Fellow London, England

University College London
Full Time London, England 39254 - 55025 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Ref Number
Professional Expertise
Research and Research Support
School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)
Working Pattern
Full time
£39,254 - £55,025
Contract Type
Working Type
Hybrid (20% - 80% on site)
Available For Secondment
Closing Date

About us

The mission of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. The UCL GOS ICH, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children’s health research outside North America. GOS ICH’s activities include active engagement with children and families, to ensure that our work is relevant and appropriate to their needs. GOS ICH generates the funding for our research by setting out our proposals in high quality applications to public, charitable and industrial funding bodies and disseminates the results of our research by publication in the medical and scientific literature, to clinicians, policy makers and the wider public. The Institute offers world-class education and training across a wide range of teaching and life learning programmes which address the needs of students and professional groups who are interested in and undertaking work relevant to child health.

About the role

The Lewis Spitz Surgeon Scientist PhD programme, jointly funded by the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (GOSH BRC) and the GOSH Charity aims to develop future surgeon scientist leaders with excellence in translational research in paediatric health. We are looking for exceptional and motivated surgical trainees passionate about research, who have a strong academic and clinical track record, and who wish to pursue a clinical academic career path. Candidates for this Surgeon Scientist PhD Research Fellowship will register for a 3-year PhD at GOS-ICH and will apply for an honorary contract at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. With help from the course organisers, the successful candidate will select a research topic from a portfolio of potential PhD projects. Each project will be jointly supervised by a senior member of academic staff at GOS-ICH, and a consultant surgeon at GOSH. Some projects may have additional co-supervisors from GOSH BRC’s Paediatric Excellence Initiative partner organisations. Full portfolio of available projects can be found on our website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/research/developmental-biology-and-cancer/lewis-spitz-surgeon-scientist-phd-programme-projects This role is funded for 36 months in the first instance. Please ensure you complete the online application form as well as the attached application.

About you

Successful candidates will be surgical trainees who have a primary medical qualification (MB BS or equivalent), have already completed their medical training at least to ST2/ST3, and ideally have passed an exam for Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. Willingness to develop and pursue to completion a research project in any area of surgery relevant to paediatric practice. Ability to contribute intellectually to the development and conduct of the research project.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below: 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan On-Site nursery On-site gym Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service Discounted medical insurance

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/

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