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Academic Opportunities in NWT

With thanks to Shirin Khanjani for the summary

The integrated academic pathway scheme in NW Thames includes three distinct posts.


Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) and Academic Clinical Lecturerships (ACLS) are funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The ACF posts are usually available during year 1-3 of training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and incorporate academic training. Individuals with proven interest in research are trained further and provided with opportunities to undertake a higher degree.  The ACL posts are aimed at higher level trainees (ST5-ST7) whom hold an M.D. or a Ph.D.  and are designed to train independent clinical academics to become future leads. Lastly,


Clinical Research Fellowships (CRFs) are 2-4 year long posts that are aimed at trainees at all levels who wish to take time out of programme to do a research project towards an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree.


Research opportunities in our region are mainly based at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster hospital.

1) Parturition research which includes clinical and laboratory research. This is led by Professor Phillip Bennett, Mr TG Teoh and Professor Mark Johnson. For more information see;

2) Recurrent miscarriage research is led by Professor Leslie Regan and Mr Raj Rai.  

3) Fetal Medicine research is led by Prof. Christoph Less.  For more information email


4) Fetal Medicine research and research into the effects of obesity in pregnancy is led by Miss Mina Savvidou. For more information email

4) Research in early pregnancy is directed by Professor Tom Bourne.

5) Ovarian cancer research is led by Professor Hani Gabra, Professor Robert Brown, Miss Sadaf Maghami and Professor Christina Fotopoulou. 

6) Uterine transplant research is guided by Mr Richard Smith. For more information see;
7) Urogynecology research is led by Mr Vik Khullar and Alex Digesu.  

8) Reproductive Medicine research is led by professor Stephen Franks, Mr Stuart Lavery and Mr Nick Panay.

9) Research in cervical cancer and CIN is led by Miss Mara Kyrgiou. For more information contact

Clinical Research Fellow in Fertility Preservation and Restoration

Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust has an international reputation for high quality patient care, education, research and innovation.

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow post which is available for 3 years commencing October 2019

The post has been established to support the research in several inter-related concepts of fertility preservation and restoration, focusing mainly on the first cases of uterine transplantation in the UK. Full approval for the HRA ethics approved research trial in uterine transplantation using deceased donors has now been granted and the project will be live by the commencement of the post in October 2019. Uterine transplant cases using living donor cases are also expected to commence imminently.

Submission of a higher degree (PhD or MD) is expected with ample opportunity to publish and present work during the post. Educational supervision will be provided by Mr J Richard Smith and Mr Srdjan Saso, with Mr Benjamin Jones acting as the post-doc. Funding will be provided through a Resident Medical Officer job, which will also offer the opportunity for ongoing clinical duties to be undertaken.

In order to fulfil the responsibilities of this post, you must be eligible for full GMC registration and have a National training number (NTN) in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

For further information and to register your interest, please contact Benjamin Jones on or

Gynae-onc Research Opportunity at the Royal London

We are looking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow in Gynaecology Oncology at The Royal London Hospital, to commence in March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter (start date will be mutually agreed). This is a 6 month post extendable to 12 months (or more). The post has a major research component. 


At Barts Health, we provide a comprehensive range of clinical care to patients with gynaecological cancer. The academic activity is undertaken at Barts Cancer Instittue, Queen Mary University of London. The successful applicant will play an integral role as part of the gynaecological oncology clinical academic team working at the Barts CRUK centre of excellence, Charterhouse Square, London.  


This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to significantly develop his/her academic skills, along with some clinical exposure in gynaecological oncology.  The clinical research fellow  will receive training and opportunity to develop a range of research/academic skills together with exposure to ongoing clinical trials activity. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake and complete research projects under the supervision of Dr Ranjit Manchanda, contribute to ongoing clinical trials,  as well as participate in educational meetings, journal clubs and and audits. The post holder will be able to register for and complete the RCOG Advanced Professional Module (APM) in clinical research. Following successful performance, the postholder may have the opportunity to register for a higher degree (MD/PhD).  The rota for this post is structured with protected time to achieve these goals.  This position will have a 1:7 weekend on call commitment. The candidate, if eligible, may use the skills and outputs gained from this post to subsequently apply for subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology.


He/she will play an important role in the clinical  multi-disciplinary team (which includes 5 consultants, 2 subspecialty fellows, 6 SHOs, 2 full time research fellows and clincal nurse specialists) who manage patients with Gynaecological cancer. The person will receive exposure to management of high-risk/ familial gynaecological cancer patients at the Barts Womens Precision Medicine Cancer Prevention Clinic.



Informal enquiries are encouraged. Please contact Dr Ranjit Manchanda (

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