Research Opportunities

Opportunities for research funding or research positions relevant to those working in respiratory healthcare are provided below.

Clinical Research Fellow - Interstitial Lung Disease

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Wythenshawe Hospital - CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOW (RESPIRATORY MEDICINE - ILD)

This post is a 6 month fixed term contract

The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Interstitial Lung Disease Unit (Wythenshawe Hospital) is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Clinical Research Fellow who wishes to gain experience in interstitial lung disease (ILD), with opportunities for clinical research in this area.

The post holder will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary clinical team delivering the optimal care of patients with interstitial lung disease. The post-holder will gain specialty experience in the clinical management of individuals with ILD as well as experience in clinical trials. The post holder will be closely affiliated with the South Manchester Respiratory and Allergy Clinical Research Facility (RACRF) and will be part of a team delivering clinical and experimental trials in respiratory medicine. The post holder will gain experience in the setup, organisation and running of respiratory clinical trials and will also be encouraged to develop their own research interest and studies. Previous experience in research is not essential but candidates must have obtained MRCP.
This post would be most suitable to a post CCT respiratory trainee who is looking to gain further experience in ILD before embarking on a consultant post. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department.

For further information contact:
Dr Nazia Chaudhuri, Consultant,

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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EBUS/ Pleural Fellow (Specialty Trainee level) in Respiratory Medicine

University Hospitals Plymouth - Derriford Hospital - CLOSING DATE 15TH NOVEMBER

There are 2 POSTS available, start dates February 2019 and August 2019. Both are offered for 12 months of out of program training.

An exciting opportunity is available to contribute towards the continued expansion in developing lung cancer and interventional pulmonology services, learning advanced procedural skills and becoming involved in research. These fellow posts are designed to enhance pleural skills, achieve the necessary competence in Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and become an integrated member of the lung cancer service. It is suited for an experienced trainee with an interest in thoracic malignancy and pleural disease.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a rapidly developing university teaching hospital serving a large population in the South West. Located between the sea and Dartmoor, the opportunity to combine career excellence whilst easily pursuing outdoor activities, ensures a work-life balance and an amazing quality of life. Local airports and train lines provide easy transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe.

Undergraduate Medical Education
Plymouth University Peninsular School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow’s doctors and allied health care professionals.

For further information/ informal discussion contact:
Dr Cyrus Daneshvar,
Dr John Corcoran,
Donna Clewer, Service Line Cluster Manager

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BMA Foundation for Medical Research Grant

BMA Foundation for Medical Research - The James Trust

The James Trust grant, is to assist research into asthma. Applications are invited from UK-registered medical practitioners and members of the BMA. Applications can be for either research in progress or prospective research. The grant will be awarded for an amount of £65,000.

Applications are open from 01 January 2019 - 01 March 2019.

For any queries please contact: or telephone 020 7383 6341

The BMA Foundation for Medical Research

Grant Application Toolkit - Asthma UK

Asthma UK

Asthma UK have produced guidance for researchers writing a grant application for research into asthma.

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