Department of Academic Surgery

2nd Floor, Education and Research Centre

University Hospital of South Manchester


M23 9LT



We are pleased to offer the following position:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the internationally recognised Manchester Pelvic Vein Incompetence (PVI) Study Group investigating the role of PVI in women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and would be suitable for clinical trainees in Vascular Surgery, Gynaecology or Interventional Radiology. Our research programme, funded by two major recent NIHR grants, is focused on exploring the importance of PVI, which affects 15% of adult women, on women’s health and well-being. The appointee would be responsible for coordinating a randomised controlled trial evaluating coil/foam occlusion of incompetent pelvic veins, a definitive case-control study, observational work and qualitative studies and an important new project on the investigation and diagnosis of PVI and pelvic varices. The Manchester Pelvic Vein Study Group includes the necessary expertise in women’s health, gynaecology, epidemiology, pain management, medical statistics and vascular imaging required to complete this research. There is also a very supportive Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group.

The successful applicant, supported by a dedicated research assistant, will coordinate all current and future research

The successful candidate will also lead the development of research exploring the imaging strategy required to definitively define PVI and plan treatment. Based in the Academic Surgery Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital, now part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), the successful applicant will complete an MD or PhD at the University of Manchester in addition to publishing manuscripts in refereed journals.]

Responsibilities (not exhaustive)

  • Appropriately trained clinicians may have the opportunity to join an ‘on call’ registrar rota at MFT to gain clinical experience.
  • Screening of theatre lists and outpatient clinic lists.
  • Identification of potentially suitable participants.
  • Recruitment of eligible participants including participant consent process.
  • Attendance at study procedures for randomisation of study participants.
  • Conduct study follow-ups.
  • Main point of contact for the study on a day-to-day basis.
  • Collection of all study data (from study questionnaires, during ultrasound scans and during study procedures).
  • Maintenance of study databases and study records.
  • Organisation of study meetings – Pelvic Vein Incompetence Study Group + Patient and Public involvement group.
  • Production of all documentation for above meetings e.g. meeting agenda and minutes.
  • Liaising with the vascular imaging department to arrange study ultrasound scans and with the vascular radiology team to arrange study procedures.
  • Liaising with the gynaecology team (across MFT) to identify and recruit potentially eligible participants.


The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Mr David Riding


Tel: 0161 291 5842