Clinical Researcher in the Development of Technology in Healthcare (up to 3 posts)

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

John Radcliffe Hospital

You will join a research group focused on combining the fields of bioengineering and medicine to generate innovative methods for identification of patients at risk, and on delivering user-centred clinical solutions to drive this research innovation into clinical practice. Reporting to the Principal Investigators, you will have responsibility for carrying out aspects of the Oxford BRC research programme.

As part of this multi-disciplinary team you will utilise bioinformatics resources to improve early recognition of patients at risk of deterioration. Research will focus on the fusion of novel sensor data, real-time physiology, biochemical, clinical and operational data. The job will involve literature review, design and delivery of research interventions, patient recruitment, and associated data collection and data analysis. You will also be expected to undertake project management responsibilities to ensure that all required regulatory and ethical documentation is in place. You will also assist the senior researchers submit original manuscripts for peer-review publication, and draft grant applications for future research projects.

You will be expected to work closely with the other researchers, bioengineers, and software developers working in the team. The research team has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, allowing full evaluation of research innovations moving into clinical practice. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic qualified clinical professionals (currently registered with general medical, nursing, physiotherapy, or pharmacy bodies) with an interest in developing technology in healthcare to drive forward this emerging area of clinically focused translational research. The successful applicant will contribute to the set-up, overseeing, co-ordination and facilitation of the INSPIRE study, In addition to undertaking clinical and patient related tasks, this role includes document generation and control, project tracking and logistics, data collection and patient recruitment accrual reporting. You will have the clinical skills and competence appropriate to cur  rent level as evidenced by recent revalidation or evidence provided by way of a professional skills portfolio and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and fluency in English, as evidenced by seminars or presentations. Your application should demonstrate a strong commitment to undertaking clinical research and writing research papers.

There are up to three posts available fixed-term until 31 March 2020. The posts are offered on a full-time basis but part-time applications are welcome (minimum 2 days per week). Please state clearly your preferred working hours on your application.

Only applications received by 12.00 midday on Friday 5 January 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after this date.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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