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Research Sonographer (Part Time, Fixed Term)


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is seeking a number of Research Sonographers to play an integral role in the Pregnancy Outcome Predictions Study Part 2 (POPS2), an observational cohort study building on the work of the hugely successful POPS. The study is focused on evaluating and developing new diagnostic methods to understand and prevent placentally-related complications in human pregnancy.

We would welcome applications from either Sonographers registered with HCPC or Research Midwives registered with NMC.

It is essential that you hold a Postgraduate Diploma/ Certificate in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent.

You will join a multidisciplinary team participating in research delivery and personally participate in the delivery of a high-quality ultrasound service, carrying out fetal anomaly scans and third trimester growth scans. The University is keen to support your personal and professional development; so this is an excellent opportunity to learn, grow and gain experience in a research environment.

You will independently undertake ultrasound examinations, communicating the results to patients and other staff in accordance with the study protocol. You will also make appropriate clinical decisions about further actions or referrals in accordance with local and National guidelines.

Effectively performing this role requires a high level of professionalism, and for you to act as a source of expertise to other members of the study team.

This appointment requires an Honorary Research Contract. This is an integrated appointment between the University and the relevant NHS Trust/Body ("NHS Trust"). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Research Contract by the NHS Trust. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

There are a number of part-time Research Sonographer roles available. Start dates are flexible, pending the study start date and requirements.

We strongly encourage applications for a minimum of 0.2FTE, but we will consider applications for a lower or higher FTE, up to 0.4 FTE. There may also be the opportunity to increase hours in the future. Please indicate your possible working pattern (days and times) in your application.

Sonographers will be appointed on the Agenda for Change salary scales (Band 7) £38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata and Midwives will be appointed on the University pay scales £32,816-£40,322 per annum pro rata (Grade 7).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists). This appointment also requires a Research Passport application. Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online. Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 5th October 2020

Please quote reference RI24065 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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