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Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroimaging

Employer
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£37,068 - £44,171 per annum plus £2,162 London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job description

We are seeking a clinical research fellow to join the department of neuroimaging at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neurosciences.   

The successful candidate will join a large team with extensive experience in neuroimaging and specifically an ambitious large-scale imaging study looking at novel biomarkers and therapeutic markers in people with premanifest and early manifest Huntington’s disease, the iMarkHD study. They would work as a clinical research fellow on this project and be responsible for participant recruitment, clinical assessments and performing study visits, including MRI and PET scanning (including injections), and completing data entry. 

They will be able to develop personal research interest, and depending on availability, collaborating on other research projects within the department. They will be given the opportunity to write articles for publication and present data in national and international congresses. Based on experience and views of the candidate, there is the prospect of registering for a PhD where appropriate.  

The successful candidate should be a GMC registered physician (or be eligible to register based on e.g. overseas registration) and preferably should have experience with clinical research and PET and MRI scan procedures. Experience in neurology, psychiatry, or neurosciences, as well as previous experience with clinical research is essential.   

This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivery of the iMarkHD research goals 
  • Being a main point of contact for participants in the iMarkHD project, including booking and managing of the study visits and PET scan tracer injection
  • Deliver the project deliverables in a timely manner following local policies/procedures.
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Systematic literature review
  • Develop reports, abstracts, and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals
  • Data presentation in national and international congresses

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.       Registered Medical Doctor with a licence to practice (by the start date for international candidates).  

2.       Experience in neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders 

3.       Competence in performing neurological examination 

4.       Presentation skills 

5.       Ability to handle queries efficiently with diplomacy and tact 

6.       Ability to manage own research and administrative activities 

7.       Expertise with Microsoft Office (including database and statistics) 

8.       Experience with clinical research and understanding of research methodology 

9.       Experience with data analysis 

10.   Good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships 

11.   Ability to work on own initiative and to work to and meet firm deadlines.  

12.   Ability to ensure the welfare and medical care of study participants. 

Desirable criteria

1.       Experience with PET scan procedures 

2.       Specialist knowledge of Movement Disorders/Parkinson’s Disease/Huntington’s Disease 

3.       Experience in conducting clinical research studies, including screening, consenting, assessing and completing appropriate documentation.  

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

Company

King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

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