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Clinical Research Fellowship

Job Reference: 309-SHB588-ZR-D

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London
£30,605 - £48,123 plus London Weighting

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.



University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invites candidates to apply for a full-time Clinical Research Fellow post based within the Division of Queen Square, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual with excellent communication and clinical skills to join our team at the Dementia Research Centre. This centre is internationally renowned for groundbreaking research into dementia, with particular focus on familial dementias and translational research, including longitudinal cohort studies in FTD and AD looking for biomarkers of early disease and clinical trials of disease modification therapies such as immunotherapy and gene silencing.

The post is likely to be suitable for someone who aims to go into neurology and wishes to get experience in research and clinical, without having to commit to a higher degree.

The successful candidate will spend 6 months primarily involved in a research project examining imaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. The aim will be to delineate the changes over time in order to design a future treatment trial targeting inflammation. The second 6 months of the year will be primarily clinical at NHNN as a member of the team of SpRs, but with ongoing supervision and completion of the research project.

The post is to start immediately for 1 year.

Opportunities will be available to participate in the various educational activities the Trust provides including cognitive disorders clinics and the multiple teaching rounds at the hospital.

    • Applicants must have a relevant medical degree and be fully registered with the GMC. A good knowledge of neurology and an interest in research are essential.

Closing date: 04/03/2019

Interviews to be held: TBC

Late applications will not be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Cath Mummery, Principal Investigator, via email

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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