Clinical Research Fellow (Neurology)
Clinical Research Fellow (Neurology)
Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Cardiff University School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences
A position is available for Clinical Research Fellow in Neurology to provide support for a multi-centre UK study exploring long-term outcomes in patients with multiple sclerosis who have received high efficacy disease modifying treatments.
The successful candidate will have MRCP or equivalent and have proven experience in clinical neurology and multiple sclerosis. They will join a large research team with a strong track record of research. They will be highly motivated and organised with excellent communication and analytical skills. The post holder will be expected to register for a higher degree (PhD/MD or equivalent).
This post is full time (40 hours per week), fixed term until 31 July 2023 and is available immediately.
Salary: £35,350 - £61,207 per annum (Clinical Grade D1). Whilst appointments are normally made at the bottom of the scale (£35,350), for this position there is a maximum cap of commence at point £44,825.
Date advert posted: Thursday, 4 November 2021
Closing Date: Friday, 3 December 2021
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
To conduct research within the Multiple Sclerosis and neuroinflammatory disease research team and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of high-quality research. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same. In particular, to help deliver a research project entitled 'A non-interventional post-authorisation study to investigate the risk of mortality in multiple sclerosis patients treated with Alemtuzumab relative to comparable multiple sclerosis patients using other disease modifying therapies; a cohort study'.
Duties and Responsibilities
• To conduct clinically relevant research within Multiple Sclerosis and neuroinflammation and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in national academic journals and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
• To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals.
• To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including the planning and organisation of the project and the implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
• To engage with research partners, including patients, patient and representative groups to develop and promote research activities.
• To recruit patients onto related clinical trials and to develop real world data to support analysis of long-term outcomes in multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory diseases.
• To collect relevant biological samples including blood and cerebrospinal fluid via venepuncture and lumbar puncture
• To register for and undertake a PhD or MD in a suitable area as agreed.
• To disseminate research findings using appropriate and effective national and international publications, research seminars, meetings and conferences.
• To communicate research to a wide-ranging audience (public, clinicians and academic) through public engagement activities.
• To build and create networks both internally and externally to the university, to influence decisions, explore future research requirements, and share research ideas for the benefit of research projects.
• To prepare research ethics and research governance applications as appropriate.
• To review and synthesise existing research and clinical literature within the field.
• To participate in School research activities.
• Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties.
• Abide by University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity.
• Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.
1. Qualified medical practitioner and full GMC registration and licence to practice with MRCP or equivalent.
2. Substantial experience of working within Multiple Sclerosis and neuroinflammatory disease.
3. Ability to demonstrate professional knowledge within specialist discipline, specifically to include expertise in the following areas:
b. Multiple sclerosis and neuroinflammation
4. Analytical skills – able to analyse and present complex data, in a range of formats to a variety of audiences.
5. Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people (clinicians and non-clinicians).
6. Demonstrate the capability and drive to succeed in securing research funding.
7. Proven ability to develop networks in order to contribute to long term developments.
8. Aspiration to an academic clinical career.
9. Evidence of ability to undertake and deliver specific projects and supervise short term project teams.
10. Experience of giving presentations at conference/meetings.
11. Experience of recruiting to clinical trials.
12. Fluency in Welsh, written and oral.
IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria
It is School of Medicine's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.
Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 12289BR.
If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed. The School of Medicine welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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