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Clinical Fellow in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Metabolic Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 40 hours per week
Job ref
University Hospital of Wales / University Hospital Llandough
£32,896 - £51,724 per annum
Salary period
08/03/2021 23:59



Clinical Fellow in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease


Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow post in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease (IMD) for a period of one year. This would suit applicants with a background in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine, or applicants from medical specialities who wish to gain experience in IMD.

The All Wales IMD Service, based at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, is a young and dynamic unit providing services for patients with a wide range of IMDs, including enzyme replacement therapies for lysosomal storage diseases as well as general metabolic diseases. It is the only service of its kind in Wales. The unit also hosts the Cardiff Porphyria Service, which is internationally renowned and is commissioned as part of the National Acute Porphyria Service. The Cardiff Lipid Unit provides specialist input for patients with lipid disorders and hosts the regional lipoprotein apheresis service. The Department hosts the Wales Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service.  The Clinical Fellow will gain experience and provide services in all these areas, under the supervision of consultant staff, and will take an active role in patient management as part of the multi-disciplinary team. 

Opportunities for a suitably qualified post-holder to provide clinical validation services in the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology will be available. UHW has a large and diverse laboratory providing local, regional and national services. Participation in the on-call rota for medical biochemistry will also be available to a suitably qualified applicant.

The IMD unit has a growing research base and an active quality improvement programme which the Clinical Fellow will be encouraged to engage with. There are also opportunities to develop skills in medical education and teach and train undergraduate and postgraduate trainees, as well as allied health professionals.

We are a teaching health board with close links to Cardiff University. The University boasts a high profile teaching, research and development role within the UK and abroad. Together we are training the next generation of medical professionals.

Excellent staff benefits including onsite day nursery and holiday playscheme, onsite staff club including indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym, and badminton and squash courts.

Cardiff and Vale ULHB is situated in a vibrant easily accessible part of Wales which combines the best of City life, coast and countryside all within easy reach. An exceptional quality of life can be achieved with affordable housing in the locality good schools and excellent sporting and cultural events at venues such as the Millennium stadium and the Millennium Centre as well as numerous other venues.

The attractive Welsh coastline and Brecon Beacons National Park are also a convenient day trip away.

 References will be required to cover a minimum of three years of previous employment and/or training

In view of Border Immigration Agency regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status including expiry dates.

A Disclosure Check will be required of the successful candidate.

We are looking for an individual who shares the core values of the organisation:

• We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
• We trust one another
• We respect each other
• We take personal responsibility
• We treat people with kindness
• We act with integrity

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Duncan Cole
Job title
Clinical Lead, All Wales Inherited Metabolic Disease Service
Email address
Telephone number
029 2074 8359
Additional information

Dr Dev Datta

Consultant in Medical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine

029 2074 8359