A new vacancy has opened in the Richmond Pharmacology research team for a GMC registered doctor with strong clinical experience. This represents an excellent opportunity for a doctor completing CST or CMT or perhaps GP training to gain experience in clinical research.
Considerable training is provided to new starters in this position to ensure that they are quickly able to transition from the NHS environment to the clinical research environment with all of the adjusted tasks and responsibilities associated with functioning as a Research Physician. Initial training will take place in the context of the screening ward while you acquire key skills around the conduct and management of clinical trials and learn how a study is run. Training continues beyond this with you taking ownership of studies of your own and being given support to aid you in delivering everything necessary to satisfy the requirements of a study.
Through the course of your employment at Richmond Pharmacology, you will acquire considerable skills in project management, including resource management and man management skills. You will also be trained in various approaches to medical writing, benefiting from the considerable expertise and knowledge already held within the business.
Your clinical skills will also develop considerably and you will enjoy regular contact with highly respected experts in the field of Cardiology and Anaesthesia, including our Medical Director who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. Those wishing to pursue Specialist Training with the Faculty will be able to do so within the context of this role.
To be considered suitable for this opportunity, candidates will need to have solid experience in a clinical role, ideally having completed Core Training or GP training; or otherwise gained substantial experience in the clinic post FY2. Communication skills, both verbal and written will need to be of the highest order as key aspects of the role include client communication and medical writing. You will be fully GMC registered and will have maintained regular annual appraisals throughout.
Candidates who did not complete their medical training in the UK will need to be able to demonstrate considerable experience working within the UK healthcare system and should have undertaken some formal training in the UK.
Although there will be an occasional requirement to work later hours dependent on the studies you are managing, working hours are generally regular and there is little or no requirement to work nights or be on call. There is a requirement to work weekend on a rota that currently includes doctors 1 week in every 6. Concerns, issues and ideas are addressed quickly and, once discussed, solutions are implemented without prevarication or the need to work through lengthy approval processes.
If you would like to apply for the role, please submit a current copy of your CV accompanied by a cover letter detailing your quoting reference ASH010519RPSW in your SUBJECT LINE.