Clinical Fellow in Clinical Trials/Neurology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Clinical Fellow in Clinical Trials/Neurology (ST4+ equivalent)

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical fellow in Clinical Trials/Neurology. The post is available immediately.

This clinical fellow post will provide excellent opportunity for sub-specialist training in Clinical Trials and Paediatric Neurosciences within a department providing a dynamic, comprehensive, tertiary paediatric neurology service. It is particularly suitable for an individual who is post CCT in Paediatrics/Paediatric Neurology (or equivalent specialist training).

The clinical area requiring cover is Acute Neurology Service as well as review of patients in the Clinical Research Facility

See the individual job description for details, but in summary the post will be split between the Clinical Research Facility and the Acute neurology ward. The main aim of the post is to receive training in clinical trials, and to be responsible for clinical trials currently being undertaken within neurology The acute part of the post will share in a combination of the ward duties on the acute neurology ward, the outpatient clinics and consultations for the rest of the hospital and the neurosurgical ward. The post holder will share clinical responsibilities with the other clinical fellows and StRs. There will be an on-call commitment for all posts to neurology and neurosurgery, inclusive of long-day shifts, nights and weekends.

Main duties of the job

The primary aim of the post is for the incumbent to receive training in clinical trials, and to be responsible for clinical trials currently being undertaken within neurology. The number of clinical trials undertaken in neurology have substantially increased. As we determine an increasing number of causes to the neurological diseases we treat, there becomes a need to acquire appropriate data in the testing of new treatments. At Great Ormond Street Hospital, we have the cohorts of children required to contribute to appropriately powered studies. We also increasingly are involved in phase I high intensive studies required in rare disease.We founded and continue to be part ofthe European Reference Network for rare and complex epilepsies EpiCARE, and members of the RITA ERN (for rare inflammatory disorders) where one of the key objectives is to enhance clinical trial availability across Europe. Participation in these initiatives, as well as the expertise and trial critical mass with the Clinical Research Facility Unit provide a unique opportunity for training in clinical trials in rare diseases. The part time clinical fellow requested here would be envisaged to participate in clinical monitoring of patients within neurological clinical trials undertaken in the CRF, so gaining in expertise in the requirements of such trials

About us

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. GOSH is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions.

Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UK's only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.

Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities at GOSH; the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. We believe our people are the head, the heart, the hands and the face of GOSH. Being part of our team is incredibly rewarding and you will be doing something extraordinary to the lives of the children and young people we care for. GOSH is a challenging, complex and inspiring place to work. Each and every day our people come together to support each other to deliver excellent patient care, often working to help our patients and their families navigate through demanding processes and difficult decisions.

Creating a working environment where all our people are valued for who they are as well as what they do, and where they enjoy their work and coming into work, is everybody's job and is in everybody's interests

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachments.

Person Specification

Education, training and qualifications


  • Primary medical qualification - MBBS or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice or IELTS Certificate with an overall score of 7.5 or Occupational English Test (medicine version) with a minimum score of 'B' in each domain.
  • MRCP, MRCPCH or equivalent


  • Higher degree - MSc, MPhil related discipline

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Our always values


  • Always welcoming - open, positive, polite, prompt, thoughtful
  • Always helpful - respectful, caring, supportive, patient, flexible
  • Always expert - role model, vigilant, striving for quality, proactive
  • Always one team - informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest

Knowledge and experience


  • At least 3 years' experience in Paediatric Neurology at a SpR/ST4+ Level or Equivalent experience
  • Experience of teaching and presenting
  • Experience of audit activities
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance


  • Clinical experience in related paediatric specialties
  • Published research in peer reviewed journals

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

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


NHS Jobs

Great Ormond Street Hospital



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Marios Kaliakatsos


Date posted

17 January 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff


Doctor - other


£39,698 to £52,090 a year Pro rata, per annum


Fixed term


6 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

NHS Jobs

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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