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Anatomy Demonstrator/Clinical Fellow (Core)

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Applications are invited for the joint role of Anatomy Demonstrator and Clinical Fellow (Core) working with the University of Cambridge Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience (PDN) and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH). These posts are available from 03 August 2022 until 01 August 2023.

These posts will allow the successful candidate to acquire many of the essential and desirable criteria for national specialty selection. The posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval of training recognition but offer the opportunity to gain teaching experience in a supervised environment, receive teaching from experienced senior staff, produce anatomical prosections and participate in research projects.

In order to be considered applicants must have achieved their Foundation Competencies or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC.

The 7 Anatomy Demonstrator/Clinical Fellow post holders will take part in a dissecting-room teaching programme of Topographical Anatomy for Preclinical Medical Students and will be attached to the relevant CUH surgical departments. All post holders will participate in the full shift rota of their department providing long day and night cover only during University term time. When not in the Human Anatomy Centre (outside term) you will participate in the daytime commitments of the clinical service including theatre lists, clinics, and ward cover. Clinical commitments vary between specialties and will be appropriate for the relevant clinical area.

In addition, 3 Clinical Fellow posts are offered in the ENT Department with a combined rota of anatomy demonstrating and clinical roles. The successful applicant will take part in a clinical ENT rota including the on-call rota. They will have the opportunity to gain anatomy teaching experience in a supervised environment, receive teaching from senior staff, produce prosections and participate in research projects. Within the ENT department, applicants will be able to take part in audit, research and other educational activities while improving clinical knowledge all relevant to further core or higher surgical training. They will be allocated a supervisor to ensure they get the best out of their one year appointment.

Applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications should be submitted no later than Sunday 27 February 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on 23 March 2022.

For full details including job description and access to apply online, see

Informal enquiries about the anatomy teaching should be addressed to the University Clinical Anatomists: Dr Cecilia Brassett ( and Dr Helen Taylor ( For enquiries regarding the clinical elements of these posts, contacts are as follows: Plastic Surgery: Trauma & Orthopaedics: Urology: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: ENT:

Medical Staffing at CUH: