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EMERGE Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN) Fellow from August 2022

By March 10, 2022November 14th, 2023No Comments

EMERGE Trainee Research Fellow

Job Description

1. Job Details

Job title: EMERGE Trainee Research Fellow

Location: Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE)/Emergency Department Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Line manager: Dr Matt Reed;

Duration: 6 months initially with an option to extend to 12 months

Hours: 4 hours a week

Closing date:5pm on Friday 29th April 2022

Salary: No change – 4 hours a week will be job planned from clinical to research work.

2. Job Purpose

Applications are invited from trainees in Emergency Medicine who will be at ST4/5 level in August 2022 who wish to develop and pioneer this exciting project, with academic support and mentorship from the EMERGE research group. The post will allow 4 hours dedicated research time per week which will take the place of clinical work.

This scheme is an ideal opportunity for those who have a desire to engage with academic emergency medicine and consider development of a portfolio careerDuring this time, the applicant will be expected to become the South East Scotland lead for the RCEM TERN (Trainee Emergency Research Network project and become the local PI for TERN projects. In addition there will be the opportunity to get involved with the EMERGE groups other research activity.

The role will offer significant exposure to project development and delivery, including liaison with ethics committees, research and development services and use of the IRAS platform. Previous research experience in these areas would be advantageous, but is not essential.

The hours can be worked flexibly over fortnightly periods around other clinical, training and personal commitments. This post has been approved by the EM TPD, EM CD, Dean and Associate Postgraduate Dean for South East Scotland and will aim to start in August 2022.This post will not affect a trainee’s CCT date and will not count as an out of programme secondment.

3. Main Responsibilities

1.    South East Scotland lead for the RCEM TERN (Trainee Emergency Research Network
2.    Local PI for TERN projects

4. Person Specification

Criteria Essential Desirable
Personal Traits ·         Enthusiastic

·         Articulate communicator

·         Professional attitude to work

·         Motivated to work within Academic Emergency Medicine

·         Enthusiasm for project development and delivery

Qualifications & Training

Level of education, professional qualifications, training and learning programmes/courses.

  • Commitment to the specialty of EM
  • Trainee should be moving successfully through training
  • Agreement from EM TPD that one less clinical session per week will not adversely affect trainee’s training
  • Type 1 ARCP outcome at last ARCP
·         Evidence of previous research engagement or activity (e.g. good clinical practice training and/or formal research design/delivery)

·         Evidence of prior academic writing (through publication, presentation, abstract writing, blog posting or local project)

Experience and Knowledge

Type of experience, level at which experience gained. Depth and extent of knowledge.

·         South East Scotland ST4 or ST5 trainee ·         Based at RIE for at least 6/12 of post

·         Evidence of national trainee liaison roles

·         Familiarity with social-media based communication and knowledge translation strategies


Range and level of skills

·         Excellent time management skills/ability
·         Evidence of team co-ordination and leadership
Specific Job Requirements

Environmental conditions, unsociable hours, car driver etc.

·         Ability to work flexibly depending on requirements of post
·         IT Skills

·         Ability to produce high quality written material/guidelines

5. Key Contacts/Relationships

EMERGE director: Matt Reed 

EMERGE manager: Rachel O’Brien Rachel.O’ (from 14/2/22)

EM TPD:Graeme Mcalpine      

6. Verification

I agree that this job description conveys an accurate description of this job.


EMERGE director:


Matt Reed