Senior Clinical Research Associate

UCL Institute of Neurology - Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Research Associate based in the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, working under the supervision of Professor Thomas Foltynie.

The postholder will contribute and help coordinate the ongoing programme of research into treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The successful candidate will be involved in recruiting and assessing patients undergoing dopaminergic cell transplantation using motor and non-motor scales as part of an ongoing clinical trial, as well as evaluating patients treated with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The Sobell provides rich and varied training opportunities for aspiring clinical academics with an excellent track record in training clinical research leaders of the future.

Applicants should hold GMC registration and have completed their general medical training. Previous research experience including assessment of PD patients undergoing the range of currently available treatments for PD including experience of Deep Brain stimulation is essential. If appropriate, the appointee will be strongly encouraged to undertake a higher degree; the post will provide excellent training opportunities to broaden clinical and research skills and generate publications. The post would be suitable for aspiring clinical academics from a neurology background.

Starting salary on UCL CL8 scale in the range £43,038 - £48,705 per annum inclusive of London Allowance, superannuable. The post is available immediately and is funded by the John Black Charitable Foundation for two years in the first instance.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment where you can download the job description and person specification using ref: 1605818.

For further information relating to the application process please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

Informal enquiries welcome to Professor Thomas Foltynie (email:

Closing date: 19 December 2016

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