Clinical Research Fellow in TMS, rTMS and pharyngeal recordings

The University of Manchester - Biology, Medicine and Health

Closing Date : 05/12/2016.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2017.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Medical Sciences.
Division : Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology.
Hours Per week : 1 FTE.
Salary : £32,156 to £40,090 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BM&H-09128.

This post will be based at Salford Royal NHS Trust as part of the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre and is suitable for either Specialist Registrars with an NTN seeking up to 3 years’ out of programme experience' in full-time research or for post-foundation trainees or academic clinical fellows (ACFs) who wish to apply subsequently for Speciality Training. An appropriate training programme will be devised dependent on your clinical interest; it is anticipated that you will apply for a higher degree awarded by The University of Manchester.

This full-time post involves helping to coordinate, recruit and perform clinical investigations within a clinical trial evaluating the role of neuromodulation of the cerebellum to improve swallowing in patients with dysphagia after stroke. The objective of this research is to explore whether cerebellar stimulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation can enhance brain function in the swallowing motor system and be translated into a therapy for dysphagic stroke via a proof of principle clinical trial of short term effects on swallowing function in stroke patients, followed by a dose ranging study. The latter stroke studies will be done in collaboration with researchers in the University of Nottingham (Stroke Research Unit), headed by Professor Philip Bath. This work follows on from promising early stage research within our laboratory in GI Sciences, which is seen as one of the world leaders in research into human swallowing physiology and neurophysiology. You will be responsible for conducting a series of healthy volunteer studies and then recruiting and consenting stroke patients to the studies, undertaking swallowing physiological evaluation and data management.

The post is initially tenable for 12 months with the expectation of an extension to 3 years. Funding for this research project has been awarded by the Medical Research Council to the University of Manchester.

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 CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Shaheen Hamdy


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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