Clinical Research Fellow

Imperial College London - Neuroepidemiology and Ageing (NEA) Research Unit

This post is offered full or part time

Applications are invited to join the Neuroepidemiology and Ageing (NEA) Research Unit in the School of Public Health. This post will be based at the Imperial Charing Cross and White City Campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team of clinical researchers conducting cutting-edge demntia prevention research, which take centre stage in national and international public health strategies. The post involves working with elderly volunteers (asymptomatic to cognitively impaired), and the successful applicant will play a vital role in large-scale prospective studies and clinical prevention trials.

Responsibilities of the post holder will include actively contributing to the development of novel research directions and ideas, including delivering day-to-day research – i.e. assessing suitability and obtaining consent for research, providing medical expertise and leadership to the study team delivering a trial, data collection, management and analysis, submission of peer reviewed manuscripts and conference presentations.

The post holder will have clinical and research experience with elderly, cognitively impaired populations. The position will include study-specific training in neurobehavioral assessments and the individual will gain experience in clinical trials assessments, data management and methodology. They will carry out physical, psychiatric and cognitive assessments of clinical trial participants and be responsible for accurately coding clinical data into a computerised database. Additionally, the post holder will be encouraged to undertake some independent research and data analysis, for which training and guidance will be provided.

Applicants should have a Degree in Medicine (MBBS or equivalent), full GMC registration, intermediate or advanced Life Support training,  ideally completed within six months prior to appointment. Appraisal and revalidation within this post can be discussed if required.

This post is for an initial fixed-term of 9 months, with the possibility of extension. We are looking for the most suitable candidates, full or part time, and will consider work patterns that fit with the requirements of the unit.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Lefkos Middleton, Director of the NEA, on l.middleton@imperial.ac.uk.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number SM097-17AL.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email adian.lacey@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Closing Date: 20 August 2017 (Midnight BST)

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