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Clinical Research Fellow
Department/Division/Faculty Department of Surgery and Cancer / Division of Surgery / Pain Research

Salary Range: £31,383 - £39,693 per annum plus London Weighting allowance (£1,505 per annum)

Chelsea & Westminster Campus

The Fellow will conduct clinical research by deep phenotyping of patients with diabetic polyneuropathy, under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Rice (Professor of Pain Research, Imperial College).

The post is funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020-PHC1-2014) as part of the major multicentre project DOLORisk: Understanding risk factors and determinants for neuropathic pain. DOLORisk is led by Prof. David Bennett (Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology, Oxford University) and involves active collaboration with world leading neurology, genetics, psychology and primary care academic units in Oxford and Dundee and also in Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Germany, Belgium and France.

The role includes recruitment, assessment and deep profiling of diabetic patients for features of peripheral polyneuropathy. The Fellow will be trained in cutting edge symptom, quantitative sensory, electrophysiological and psychological profiling techniques. The Fellow will be required to archive and analyse data and to process samples for genotyping. A high level of interaction with those involved in the genetics aspects of DOLORisk is required.

You should be medically qualified and have full GMC registration (or eligibility for such). It is essential that you are confident and skilled in practical clinical procedures. Applications are especially welcomed from doctors with experience in a relevant clinical speciality (e.g. neurology, clinical neurophysiology, diabetes and endocrinology, primary care, pain medicine etc).

You should have good written and verbal communication skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and have proven ability to manage projects, work to deadlines and collaborate with others. Research experience and a record of peer reviewed publications are highly desirable, but not essential.

Arrangements will be made for you to hold honorary contract with Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. You will be expected to enrol in Imperial College’s PhD programme, unless, exceptionally you already possess a PhD or equivalent. This is a full time research post, there will be no fixed clinical duties and you are not required to participate in any on-call rota. You will however be encouraged to participate in clinical activities in order to maintain and develop your clinical skills.

This is a full time post, fixed-term for 3 years and will be based at Chelsea & Westminster Campus.

Should you have any informal queries please contact: Professor Andrew Rice, email: a.rice@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date

31 August 2015 (midnight BST)

How To Apply

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.

Please note that CVs should only be submitted for Academic posts and must be accompanied by an application form. For all other posts, including Research and Administrative and Support posts, please submit an application form only, unless requested otherwise.

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