Clinical Research Fellow in Brain Sciences
Imperial College London Department of Brain Sciences
United Kingdom

Job summary

Applications are invited for a 3-year Clinical Research Fellow in Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience within the Brain Sciences Department of the Faculty of Medicine, at Imperial College London. Imperial College has an international reputation for world leading neonatal brain research for several decades. Our research program is focused on preventing and developing new treatments for birth related brain injury using transcriptomic and magnetic...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01873
  • Date posted 19 June 2020
  • Closing date 21 July 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £48,082 – £55,317 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Brain Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a 3-year Clinical Research Fellow in Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience within the Brain Sciences Department of the Faculty of Medicine, at Imperial College London.

Imperial College has an international reputation for world leading neonatal brain research for several decades. Our research program is focused on preventing and developing new treatments for birth related brain injury using transcriptomic and magnetic resonance biomarkers. We host one of the largest clinical research programs in the world involving over 40 tertiary neonatal intensive care units from six countries. We have a strong track of mentoring and supporting early career researchers and our fellows have been awarded over 7 fellowships in past 4 years including several doctoral fellowships from NIHR and MRC. Details of our current projects are available on the website below:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/perinatal-neuroscience/

Duties and responsibilities

You will work under the supervision of Dr Sudhin Thayyil on a multi-country randomised controlled trial comparing the neuroprotective Erythropoietin and Darbepoetin on advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy biomarkers in neonatal encephalopathy (EDEN trial). The trial is funded by NIHR and will recruit 220 babies undergoing cooling therapy from several tertiary neonatal units in the UK and USA, over a 2-year period. Primary outcome is thalamic MR spectroscopy N-acetyl aspartate levels at 2 weeks of age. All regulatory approvals have been obtained, and the study is expected to open for recruitment by September 2020.

You will have the opportunity to work with world leaders in neonatal neuroprotection and gain substantial clinical and research experience in all aspects of neonatal neurology including structured clinical examination, neurodevelopmental follow up assessment, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, aEEG and full montage EEG including, and all aspects of clinical trials management.

Essential requirements

You must hold a degree in Medicine (MBBS) or equivalent, along with a full GMC registration. It is essential to this role that you have some experience of working in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in the UK and a basic understanding of research governance.

Training and support will be provided in writing high impact papers, grants and fellowship applications. You will be expected to register for a PhD at Imperial College London. This post would be ideally suited for a high flying clinical neonatal trainee / academic trainee (ST2 and above) who wish to pursue a clinical academic career in neonatal medicine.

Further information

This post is offered on a full-time and fixed term basis for three years.

You must hold a Medical qualification with registration at the General Medical Council.

Salary: £48,082 to £55,317 (plus £2,162 London allowance pa, excluding on call allowance).

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Sudhin Thayyil – s.thayyil@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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