Fellowship Programme

The Reading Shoulder Fellowship is a Two-year fellowship:

Clinical research fellowship funded by a private Research/Educational grant.

This is an excellent opportunity for post CCT Orthopaedic trainees to undertake research and clinical work under primary supervision of Professor Ofer Levy.

The main focus of the role will be in shoulder and elbow surgery. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake clinical and operative work. There will also be opportunities to join trauma lists if this is desirable.

Working alongside a dedicated team of Research Fellows and playing an integral role in service delivery, the successful candidates will enjoy a multitude of research opportunities and be expected to produce high quality research for peer review publication and national/international meeting presentations.

The job has a great track record for both academic and clinical research with previous Fellows achieving over ten presentations/ publications per year. Our organisation has extensive links to elite sport, which also offers additional avenues for unique clinical exposure and research themes.

The posts are aimed at boosting the candidate’s academic and clinical achievements for a future Consultant job.

This Fellowship is recognised for training by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The Fellow will gain extensive experience in all aspects of shoulder surgery: arthroscopic surgery techniques, open reconstructions, treatment of shoulder trauma including minimally invasive techniques, and shoulder arthroplasty. The fellow will also be involved in clinical and basic science research. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected to monitor the implementation of the computerised Orthopaedic Database set up by the previous fellow, to continue with existing retrospective research, to set up prospective trials, which may be continued by subsequent fellows, and to initiate basic research projects, which may be aided by other junior staff in the hospital. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected as well to take part and to contribute to the teaching of the junior staff.

The fellowship starts usually in January-February and July-September every year.  

Enquiries please e-mail your CV and cover letter to:

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Candidates visits to the unit are welcome - please liaise with Prof. Levy's PA - Cherie Emmitt

Cherie Emmitt

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Tel: ‭+44 7367 582777‬

Fellowship Programme Director: Prof. Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth) FRCS

Shoulder fellowship application

Please download the Post Description