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  • Advert number: 353866-0
  • Posted Date: 03/04/14
  • Closing Date: 13/04/14




Applications are invited for these posts in pulmonary hypertension that are available from 1st May 2014. This is an opportunity to work in a major London teaching hospital, in the specialist area of connective tissue disease and associated pulmonary hypertension. The posts offer a combination of clinical, educational and research experience. These fellowships in pulmonary hypertension provide wide experience in management of pulmonary hypertension of all aetiologies. We would welcome enquiries from trainees in cardiology, respiratory medicine and rheumatology with MRCP who have an interest in pulmonary hypertension.

The Royal Free Hospital is the designated national centre for connective tissue disease associated pulmonary hypertension, and cares for the largest cohort of such patients in Europe. The purpose of these posts is to support our position as leaders in this field. Given the unusual nature of the population, opportunities exist for Rheumatologists, Respiratory Physicians or Cardiologists to work with a committed group to meet the needs of this growing population, develop shared care throughout the country and advance the knowledge base in this subspecialty.

Applicants should have completed, as a minimum, core medical training and have passed the MRCP examinations or equivalent. The posts are also well suited to be post-CCT cardiology fellowships. Specific experience in pulmonary hypertension is not expected but interest in the subject is important.

Cardiology experience is important as you will participate in the general cardiology on-call rota, which is 1:10.Your duties are split between managing outpatient and inpatient duties for patients with pulmonary hypertension, joining cardiac catheterisation sessions and supporting the work of specialist nurses managing patients with pulmonary hypertension and conducting clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension.

You will participate in clinical research and, ideally, use these 12 month posts to generate pilot data enabling an application for formal funding for an MD/PhD which could directly follow the posts. There are excellent opportunities for both basic science and clinical research.

Applications are welcome from UK or EEA Nationals as well as non-UK and non-EEA Nationals. Non-UK or non-EEA Nationals who require Tier 2 sponsorship are subject to the Resident Labour Market Test, the Trust availability of Tier 2 applications, and UK Border Agency rules and regulations. For further information on how this may affect your application, please visit or contact the Home Office’s Borders and Immigration Agency on 0870 606 7766 or by email: In addition to the above, any appointments of non-UK or non-EEA Nationals who require Tier 2 sponsorship may only be considered if there are no suitable UK or EEA Nationals or non-UK or non-EEA Nationals with the right to work in the UK (which must cover the duration of contract offered).

All enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Coghlan, Consultant Cardiologist, on 020 7794 0500 ext. 38921 or 38017. Should you wish to apply for these vacancies, then please visit the following link: Closing date: 13 April 2014.