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Clinical Postdoc Position Research Endoscopy Fellow

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in gastroenterology. Applicants should apply before November 26, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Associate position within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald working with Dr Massimiliano di Pietro. The focus of the research in on the clinical validation of a novel photo-acoustic endoscope for the early detection of oesophageal cancer and Barrett’s related neoplasia. For more information visit https://www.esotrac2020.eu and http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/rebecca-fitzgerald

This post is designed for gastroenterology trainees or clinical fellows with an interest in advanced endoscopy. Applicants need to be clinically qualified with full GMC registration and an Honorary Clinical Contract in place by the start of the appointment. Competence in performing upper GI endoscopy is essential with experience in advanced endoscopic imaging and clinical research being advantageous. The post holder will have good communication skills (written and oral). There will be possibility for the candidate to undergo training in advanced endoscopic therapy modalities for Barrett’s related neoplasia (including EMR and RFA), in line with the BSG and ESGE Guidelines for the management of Barrett’s oesophagus.

This position is funded by a Horizon 2020 grant to the ESOTRAC consortium. Funds will be available from January 2019 until 31 December 2020.The successful applicant would be appointed at an appropriate point on the University of Cambridge clinical salary scale.

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for translational cancer research. The MRC CU’s focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults’ barred list). This appointment also requires an Honorary Clinical Contract and GMC Registration.

The closing date is 26 November 2018, with interviews to be held on 17 December 2018.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


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