Clinical Research Fellow

Imperial College London - Neuropsychopharmacology / Psychiatry / Brain Sciences / Medicine

Salary: £32,478 - £40,491 per annum plus £2,162 London Weighting allowance per annum on a pro-rata basis

Campus: Hammersmith

We are looking for a Clinical Research Fellow for the Gut Hormones in ADDiction (GHADD) Study, entitled “Do appetitive gut hormones attenuate core behavioural components of addiction as new targets to prevent relapse in nicotine and alcohol dependence, as well as obesity?”. You will work with the team awarded an MRC four-year Experimental Medicine Challenge Grant.

This is a proof-of-concept experimental medicine study utilising functional neuroimaging and behavioural paradigms to investigate the influence of gut hormones on addictive and eating behaviours in subjects with obesity, ex-smokers and those with abstinent alcohol dependence. It is a unique collaborative project between endocrinologists, addiction psychiatrists and neuroimaging scientists. The post will include assistance with study recruitment, medical screening, study visits including scanning, sample handling, data collection, processing and analysis. You will need to be clinically trained and GMC registered, and have completed at least Core Medical Training Year 1. The post would ideally suit a fellow training in or seeking a career in Endocrinology, Psychiatry, or Metabolic Medicine. This study is run by Dr. Tony Goldstone (Co-PI), Professor David Nutt (Co-PI), and Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes (Co-Investigator) in the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Centre for Psychiatry, Division of Brain Sciences.

This post is part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed-term for 6 months, to start in January 2018, and based at our Hammersmith Hospital Campus, near White City/Shepherds Bush, London W12 0NN.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced for regulated activity 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 links.

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Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Tony Goldstone – tony.goldstone@imperial.ac.uk

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