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PhD Studentship in Biomedical Science

Project title

Cellular and molecular imaging investigation of varicose vein treatments in patients and the development of better therapies


School of Biological Sciences


  • Professor Jian-Mei Li, University of Reading
  • Professor Mark Whiteley, Lead Consultant, Whiteley Clinic, Guildford.

Project Overview

Varicose veins affect up to 35-40% of adults in developed countries. They are associated with significant skin damage, pain, ulceration and potential thrombosis. Sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapies, laser therapy and other therapies have been wildly used for treating varicose veins. However, the fundamental mechanisms of their actions have not been fully characterised. There is therefore significant scope for researching to discover and compare the mechanisms of these therapies on cell death and vein wall restructuring to improve clinical outcome and develop novel therapies. The aim of this PhD research project is to work with both academic (at Reading University) and clinical supervisors and others (i.e. surgeons, nurses and research manager at the Whiteley Clinic, in Guildford) to investigate and characterise pathophysiology and structural changes in the venous wall i.e. the endothelium, the media and the adventitia and the extracellular matrix with and without treatment using post-operational samples collected from the clinic. The studentship will involve some travel between the University of Reading and the Whiteley Clinic, Guildford. The student will be engaged in the application of NHS ethical approval, will gain research skills, attend PhD training courses organised by the University of Reading Graduate School and will have opportunities to present research results at national and international conferences.


  • The studentship is open to applications from UK/EU candidates
  • Minimum 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject required plus an interest in medical science
  • The candidate should have good interpersonal communication skills

Funding Details

  • The studentship is funded by the Whiteley Clinic and the University of Reading Strategic Fund. It covers tuition fee, bench fee and the stipend for three years in line with RCUK stipend rates.
  • Starts 01/02/2018
  • Duration three years

How to apply

To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Biomedical Sciences to the University – see

When prompted as part of your online application, you should provide details of the funding you are applying for, quoting the reference GS17-090.

Application Deadline: 15/01/2018

Further Enquiries: For further details please contact Professor Jian-Mei Li

Registered Nurse – RGN

Bond Street, London

The Whiteley Clinic is a private medical facility offering day case, local anaesthetic procedures, specialising in the minimally invasive treatment of venous disease.

The clinic is based in the centre of The West End, 2 minutes’ walk from Bond Street Tube station.

This role will cover all aspects of care involved in local anaesthetic theatre procedures, and nursing duties involved in the smooth running of a busy day case clinic.

This post would suit somebody with experience of day case surgery, interventional radiology or theatres.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, good command of English, and a patient centred approach. There is a comprehensive in house training programme and plenty of opportunities to become involved in our research. We are a friendly team who appreciate a good work-life balance.

The Whiteley Clinic nursing team work very closely together with Vascular Consultants and Vascular Sonographers; therefore it is essential that you are able to work as part of a team.

The Whiteley Clinic operates Monday-Friday 08:00-18:00.

The Whiteley Clinic offers a benefits package including private health care medical insurance, and private pension scheme.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £30,000.00 – £33,000.00 /year

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Medical Secretary / Patient Coordinator for Private Clinic

Guildford, Surrey

The Whiteley Clinic require a full time Patient Coordinator (40 hours). The role involves working within our Patient Service Centre of The Whiteley Clinic, liaising with patients, answering queries, making appointments, taking payments and providing comprehensive information regarding all the procedures and treatments. Previous medical secretary experience is advantageous although not essential, as a programme of full training and induction will be given to the successful candidate.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required in order to deliver our excellent standards of treatments to our patients with a flexible attitude regarding the varied role within our small Patient Service Centre team.

This is an exciting position within our Guildford location. Please see our website for further information on our procedures and send a CV and covering letter to

Main Duties and responsibilities

  • To book patient appointments and procedures within the clinic booking system providing an excellent patient service via the telephone.
  • To possess a detailed level of therapy knowledge of all The Whiteley Clinic procedures to be able provide information and advice for patients wishing to book appointments and procedures.
  • To book follow up appointments for Consultants – if the Front of House Coordinator is unavailable.
  • To work closely with the Front of House Coordinator providing sufficient information and support to ensure a smooth patient service can be maintained.
  • To initiate quotation letters as required.
  • To input new patient’s details, update records and enter data onto the clinic system as required in conjunction with the Administrator.
  • To take deposits and payments and ensure payments are entered onto the relevant system.
  • To ensure follow up appointments are made with patients, if not made with the Front of House post procedure.
  • To facilitate the sending of text reminders to patients through the clinic system.
  • To assemble new patient files and ensure patient lists are printed ready for the following day and to ensure patient notes are retrieved from filing as required.
  • To ensure that all relevant paperwork for each patient list is ready for Consultant / Practitioner.
  • To be able to undertake audiotyping and / or checking of Consultant’s letters via Lexacom system as required.
  • To attend training where necessary to meet mandatory and individual training needs.
  • To participate in a personal annual performance review and objective setting with the Practice Manager.

How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to