2 Clinical Research Fellowships
The Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in the Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is the largest clinical and research centre in the UK for patients with diseases such as peripheral neuropathy. Two new posts are available in the Inherited peripheral nerve group in this centre, led by Professor Mary Reilly.
The posts are both based at the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in UCL and each offer an exciting opportunity for a neurologist interested in inherited neuropathies.
Post 1 is a 3-4 year research fellowship suitable for a neurologist in training who wants to undertake a PhD. The project encompasses a natural history study, biomarker development (including MRI) and clinical trials in patients with Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT). The fellow will also have the opportunity to train in all aspects (including molecular genetics) of the inherited neuropathies.
Post 2 is a 3-year research fellowship also suitable for a neurologist in training who wants to undertake a PhD. The project is focussed on identifying novel genetic causes and understanding the pathogenesis of the inherited neuropathies especially CMT. The post holder will have a unique opportunity of being affiliated with both the NIH funded international Inherited Neuropathy Consortium (INC) and the newly established MRC funded International Centre for Genomic Medicine in Neuromuscular Diseases (ICGNMD) which aims to deliver a deeply-phenotyped “trial-ready” international cohort of NMD patients. The fellow will also have the opportunity to train in all aspects (including clinical phenotyping and clinic trials) of the inherited neuropathies.
Both posts are suitable for an adult neurology trainee interested in inherited peripheral neuropathies. Applicants should hold GMC registration and MRCP (or equivalent), have excellent organisational and IT skills and the ability to act independently. A very high level of patient care is also required. Both posts provide excellent training opportunities to broaden clinical and research skills and generate publications.
The research fellowships are for three years in the first instance starting in August 2020 (the start date is flexible for both posts). Appointments will be on Speciality Training Registrar Grade in the range £36,938 – £53,216 per annum (including London Allowance) or Junior Doctors Pay Scale in the range £30,837 – £51,223 per annum (including London Allowance). Progression through the salary scale is incremental. Cost of living pay awards are negotiated nationally and are normally effective from 1st April each year.
Please apply via UCL’s online recruitment system – www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs –
You can apply for the position here where you can download each job description and person specification using the references above.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Mary Reilly to discuss further (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Closing date for applications: 1 March 2020