Clinical Fellow in Neurobiology

Queen Mary University of London - Blizard Institute

Clinical Fellow in Neurobiology

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow within the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma of the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver world class excellence in all aspects of medical research, teaching and clinical service.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for a full exposure to adult neurology, neuromuscular disorders and to pursue an academic interest in the development of disease biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders. At QMUL, the Applicant will work towards the development of accessible biological signal reflecting the development of neurodegeneration in a rapidly progressive condition like MND and in a chronic process like multiple sclerosis (MS) in its secondary and progressive phase. Therefore, it is expected that the applicant participate in the work of MND as well as MS clinics (Neuroimmunology Group, Barts Health) becoming the main driver of the ongoing recruitment which supports longitudinal biomarkers studies and clinical trials like A Multicentre Biomarker Resource Strategy in ALS (AMBRoSIA) and The Modifying Immune Response and Outcomes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (MIROCALS).

Applicants should be eligible or hold GMC registration and MRCP or equivalent, and be intending to pursue a career in academic neurology. The post will provide excellent training opportunities to broaden clinical and research skills. The post allows the candidate to do a PhD in Neuroscience.

The post will offer the opportunity of combining a laboratory-based project with a focus on mechanisms of neurodegeneration like protein aggregation with a more clinical endeavour with a significant contribute to the development of a unique biorepository where the longitudinal collection of biological samples from patients with neurodegenerative disorders and the construction and optimization of a web-based database.

The post is full time for one year starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be £40,090 per annum plus London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Andrea Malaspina, Reader in Clinical Neurology & Consultant Neurologist, and Dr Klaus Schmierer, Reader in Clinical Neurology & Consultant Neurologist,

Details about the Institute can be found at

Application enquiries can be directed to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by the post reference number QMUL9055.

The closing date for applications is 4 November 2016.

Interviews are expected to be held soon after the closing date.

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