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Research Physiotherapist

University College London - UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Location: London
Salary: £28,014 to £32,830 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd August 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018
Job Ref: 1739240

The combined paediatric and adult neuromuscular centre at UCL is one of the largest neuromuscular centres in Europe, with more than 4,000 patients seen each year. This post offers the opportunity of collaborative work between the adult and paediatric centres and will take advantage of this large patient population for improving the assessment tools of patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders followed in the combined paediatric and adult centre.

Specific projects that the researcher will be involved with are the validation of functional scales for the assessment of children and adults with neuromuscular conditions. In particular the therapist will be involved with the validation in adults of the Duchenne and Spinal muscular atrophy functional scales, so far only used and validated in children; the development and validation of functional scales in individuals with peripheral neuropathies; the use of activity monitors as surrogate functional measures for children and adults affected by neuromuscular disorders; the correlation of these surrogate measures with muscle strength.

This post is available for 13 months in the first instance.

The postholder must hold a Degree or equivalent qualification in physiotherapy and have a Health Professions Council registration. It is also essential that the postholder has previous experience of broad grounding physiotherapy. The postholder must have the ability to work as part of both a physiotherapy and multidisciplinary team and have good listening and communication skills across the age range, in all clients.

UCL vacancy reference: 1739240       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on quoting job reference

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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