NIHR Nottingham CRF Senior Research Physician

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with ophthalmology expertise aiming for a career in Experimental Medicine to advance within a supportive environment and gain experience of clinical research in a leading clinical research organisation. The primary role of the post holder is to provide medical support for clinical studies in ophthalmology including advanced therapies such cell and gene therapies, within the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at NUH.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with experienced senior researchers supporting the implementation of patient and healthy volunteer-based clinical trials in ophthalmology in an established clinical academic environment that benefits from both on-site acute medical services and experienced administrative support. You will also support risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies for new early phase studies including ATMP clinical trials

About us

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust provides services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities and specialist services to 3 to 4 million patients. Operating over 3 sites, we have an annual income of £824 million, 1700 beds and 13000 employees.

The Research & Innovation Department at NUH is one of the focal points for clinical research in Nottingham and the East Midlands. Research is a top priority for the Trust in relation to establishing outstanding research infrastructure as well as in relation to the recruitment of participants into research studies. The broad ranging research portfolio includes our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre awarded in 2017-2022 in partnership with our academic partner University of Nottingham. Across our hospitals we have a network of research facilities that together form the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Nottingham is one of 23 specialist clinical research facilities in England, bringing together the latest cutting-edge technology with world-leading clinical expertise. These facilities are accredited by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS. This accreditation is an indication of the quality and excellence of our facilities and the teams of researchers, clinicians and scientists based here.

At the heart of the facilities in Nottingham is our expertise in translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Alongside substantial investments from UK research funding bodies, the NHS and the University of Nottingham, the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre is recognised internationally as a leading centre for translational research. The Centre combines the expertise and multidisciplinary skills of both Magnetic Resonance physicists and clinical academics.

Within ophthalmology there is an internationally renowned academic unit and the department has a strong track record for attracting research funding and successfully delivering clinical trials

Developing a new medicine requires a diverse range of expertise. The Nottingham CRF brings together the academic, clinical, NHS and industry expertise required to effectively deliver complex studies and early phase research.

Part Time applications will also be considered.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • MBBS or equivalent with full valid GMC registration
  • Recent ALS training
  • Completed core medical training
  • Postgraduate specialist qualification eg MRCP, PhD or equivalent.

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Able to present and receive information to a multi-professional audience.
  • Able to present and receive information to a multi-professional audience.
  • Can produce timely, accurate written / electronic records and documents.
  • Can minimise interpersonal conflict and bafflers to communication.
  • Evidence of conveying complex / unwelcome news to patients / clients.


  • Evidence of presentations at conferences and external professional meetings.

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Able to respond to problems / situations and to ensure that effective interventions are put in place.
  • Evidence of data collection, evaluation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative results
  • Able to apply research findings to practice



  • Has completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training relevant to this post or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
  • Has equivalent experience and competencies. Experience of supervising / training others
  • Evidence of experience and ability to undertake key responsibilities as defined within the job description


  • Experience in the conduct of clinical pharmacology studies.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Maria Koufali

Date posted

29 March 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff


Specialty Doctor


£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations


Derby Road



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