Clinical Research Fellow in Developing Technology in Healthcare

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

(2 posts)

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

An exciting opportunity has become available for up to three Clinical Research Fellows to become part of the research group focused on combining the fields of bioengineering and medicine to generate innovative methods for identification of patients at risk, and drive the research findings into clinical practice. Reporting to the Chief Investigators, you will have responsibility for carrying out aspects of this Oxford Biomedical Research Centre programme.

Project summary:

Our vision is for patient care to become agnostic to patient location. From the patient’s home through to Intensive Care, we are developing monitoring and alerting systems appropriate to the environment and the patient. We expect that these three clinically focused research roles will be able to provide clinical support for all projects within the digital health theme, but will focus on the following specific areas: Webcam sensors for new vital signs, reliable in-hospital ambulatory monitoring and alerting and evidence-based risk scores for in-hospital management of sub-populations. Your application should indicate the area you feel most suits your experience and skillset.

The successful candidate will use bioinformatics resources to improve recognition of hospital inpatients 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. It will be expected of the successful applicant to undertake project management to ensure that all required regulatory and ethics documentation is in place.

The role will involve assisting assist the senior researchers in submitting original manuscripts for publication, and drafting grant applications for future research projects. Close working relationships will need to be formed with other researchers, bioengineers, and software developers. 

The successful candidate will be clinically qualified with current registration with the GMC, clinical skills and competence appropriate to current level as evidenced by recent revalidation or annual review of competence progression and the ability to work flexible hours. A strong commitment to understanding clinical research and writing research papers is essential.

The ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple tasks in a milestone-orientated research environment, have excellent planning, organisational, and problem-solving skills and possess excellent communication skills and fluency in English are essential to this position.

The post is fixed-term to 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 9 May 2018 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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