Part-time Clinical Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN)

The NDCN Critical Care Research Group is working closely with the Department of Engineering Science and the Nuffield Department of Primary Care to develop a home-based monitoring system for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Based at the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, you will apply your medical knowledge to the design, development, and testing of data-driven patient monitoring systems which will combine information from several sources. 

You will be expected to work closely with the other researchers, engineers, and software developers working in the team. The research team has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and designs mixed methods projects to enable a breadth of research questions to be addressed.

Although much of the work will be office based, you may be expected to visit patients both in hospital and in their own homes. This role will require an understanding of the effects and limitations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease treatments, and exceptional communication skills to enable effective liaison with multi-disciplinary teams, patients, and their families. You will also provide clinical support for patients recruited to the study. 

The job will involve patient recruitment, delivery of research intervention/s, and associated data collection. You will also be expected to assist the senior researchers submit original manuscripts for peer-review publication, and draft grant applications for future research projects.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic post-foundation stage clinician, ideally with an interest in respiratory medicine (or related field such as intensive care, anaesthetics, or general practice) to drive forward this emerging area of clinically focussed translational research. You must have full GMC registration.

You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, including the ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with patients, team members, administrative staff and the broader research community. You should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in academic research. The ability to work flexibly and independently with regard to duties and hours worked, with the priority being to meet the team research goals is essential. Some travel to patient’s homes may be required.

For more information please contact: in the first instance.

The post is part time 18.75 hours per week (pro rata salary: £15,965.50-£25,588 p.a.) for a fixed-term to 29 March 2020 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 30 August 2017 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing Date: 30-AUG-2017 12:00

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