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Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship

Requisition ID:  3601

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £29,797.00 - £50,068.00 

Closing Date: 12 April 2020



The role


The Paul Corris International Clinical Research Training Scholarship seeks outstanding candidates from across the world, and aims to provide the foundation on which to build a successful career as a future leader in clinical and academic respiratory medicine. 


It provides up to 3 years of a competitive salary plus generous research consumables, with a view to completing a research degree such as a PhD. The Scholarship is open to doctors with a special interest in respiratory medicine, under the level of consultant or equivalent, from across the world.


For further information regarding this post, please view the attached job discription.


Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor John Simpson (j.simpson@ncl.ac.uk) and Professor Andrew Fisher (a.j.fisher@ncl.ac.uk).


As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles.  These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.


Key Accountabilities


  • Carry out an original research project related to a scientific or clinical aspect of lung transplantation, with a view to achieving a research degree.
  • Carry out any specific clinical duties that complement/facilitate the delivery of the research project.
  • Assist a named supervisor(s) in ensuring that all regulatory requirements and research governance for the project are in place.
  • Attend and contribute to laboratory group/research meetings.
  • Prepare research work for publication and for presentation at scientific meetings.
  • Contribute to the wider research and clinical activity in the Newcastle Respiratory Medicine community.


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Evidence of demonstrable recent full-time clinical experience (or equivalent part-time experience), with some experience of full-time respiratory medicine or pulmonology with a regular on-call commitment.
  • Good organisational skills


  • A good understanding of clinical research governance.
  • Experience of, and competence in, practical procedures relevant to respiratory medicine, such as bronchoscopy and pleural procedures.
  • Evidence of previous laboratory experience.
  • Evidence of previous clinical research experience such as clinical trials or observational studies.
  • Previous publication of case reports, reviews, and original research papers.
  • Presentation of research work at national or international meetings.
  • Previous time spent in a research laboratory or a clinical research setting.
  • Teaching and mentoring experience.
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit.


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Able to work as part of a team but also independently.
  • Willing to learn new techniques and concepts.
  • Potential to undertake independent research.
  • Alignment with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Core & Professional Behaviours.
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.
  • A commitment to personal/unitary Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Supportive attitude towards work colleagues.
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, managers, other staff, patients and relatives.
  • Enthusiastic and ability to work under pressure.
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Health clearances.


  • Desire to carry out on call duties, should the opportunity arise.




  • Full registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) by the time the position starts (this process can take several months and candidates are advised to explore the requirements around licencing to practice via the UK GMC website).
  • MB BS, MD or equivalent medical undergraduate degree.


  • Intercalated research degree or equivalent.
  • MRCP (UK) or an equivalent postgraduate medical qualification.
  • Current IHC Good Clinical Practice training certificate, or equivalent.



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 3601