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Clinical Fellow in Histopathology - Cellular and Molecular Pathology


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Histopathology - Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Fixed term contract
Full Time, 40 hours per week
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Histopathology (673) L5
£31,217 - £49,086 pa + LW £2162 pa
05/05/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


An exciting opportunity has become available at the RNOH, a national tertiary referral centre for musculoskeletal disease, for a pathologist to become a specialist in the field of bone and soft tissue pathologist. We are looking for an individual who wishes to develop excellence in the field.  How this is achieved will depend on the skills and ambitions of the candidate. The department is also ‘going digital’ providing an opportunity for an individual to take this project forward if that is an interest which they would like to pursue. The department is fortunate to be in a position to expand to address the unmet demand for well trained musculoskeletal pathologists across the UK.

The successful candidate must have FRCPath or equivalent, be within 12 months of being awarded their CCST, be registered (or can become registered quickly) with the GMC, and have the IELTS test (if required).

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Professor Flanagan (020 8909 5354) and to arrange to visit the department in advance of the interview.

To be short listed for this post, please answer the following question in no more than 100 words, “Describe the role of molecular genetics in cancer”

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Professor Flanagan, telephone 020 8909 5354