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Junior Clinical Research Fellow Neuromuscular Disease

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-30620

Employer:
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Neuromuscular
Location:
Liveprool
Salary:
£32,050

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The Neuromuscular Service at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is one of the larger centres in the UK involved in neuromuscular research and is being supported under a new initiative known as the Newcastle Plan to increase trial capacity in the UK to continue to grow.   The neuromuscular service at Alder Hey currently supports almost 600 children, adolescents and their families affected by a neuromuscular condition. Of these about 100 patients are affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at any one time. A growing significant number of individuals affected by DMD are participating in clinical research. The increase in research activity and pace of drug development for neuromuscular conditions, specifically Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, in the UK has been nationally recognised.   Alder Hey Children's Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year. It is one of only four stand-alone paediatric trusts in the UK and is staffed by 2,800 employees. This is an exciting time to join Alder Hey as it has recently moved into a state of the art children’s hospital in the park which includes a clinical research facility (CRF) with inpatient overnight facilities and a purpose build dedicated research and education facility, creating a centre of excellence for childrens research.   We are looking to recruit an UK or EEA qualified doctor who is interested in gaining practical experience in clinical trial execution and methodology and/or an interest in neuromuscular diseases. The post will be for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension to two years and possibly longer depending on the applicants preferences.   Successful applicants will work in a large multidisciplinary team on a portfolio of clinical studies.   Although the post is a non training grade, the postholder will directly contribute to clinical delivery of the paediatric neuromuscular service at Alder Hey. Successful applicants will be joining a large, Consultant led team and will be supported by a multidisciplinary clinical team including dedicated neuromuscular physiotherapists, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, dietician, psychologist, neuromuscular care advisors and pathway co-ordinators in addition to the clinical trial team that includes trial coordinators, research nurses, play specialists and data managers. Attendance at relevant meetings and clinics will be encouraged to develop additional experience. There will be the opportunity to contribute to scientific publications and undertake audit projects.   These posts will suit doctors at several stages of their career including: • Post foundation and core medical trainees seeking next step experience • Post CCT doctors seeking subspeciality neuromuscular experience and experience in trials • Specialist trainees seeking out of programme experience, subspecialty experience and trial and research experience • Doctors seeking to broaden and develop their portfolio with research and trial experience/publications;   The neuromuscular service at Alder Hey currently supports almost 600 children, adolescents and their families affected by a neuromuscular condition. Of these about 100 patients are affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at any one time. A growing significant number of individuals affected by DMD are participating in clinical research. The increase in research activity and pace of drug development for neuromuscular conditions, specifically Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, in the UK has been nationally recognised.   Alder Hey Children's Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals providing care for over 200,000 children and young people each year. It is one of only four stand-alone paediatric trusts in the UK and is staffed by 2,800 employees. This is an exciting time to join Alder Hey as it has recently moved into a state of the art children’s hospital in the park which includes a clinical research facility (CRF) with inpatient overnight facilities and a purpose build dedicated research and education facility, creating a centre of excellence for children’s research.   You will be a key member of the multidisciplinary team, working closely with both clinical and managerial colleagues to provide high quality information and analytics services to inform clinical and research activity. For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Stefan Spinty, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist Tel: 0151 252 5451 (ext. 2451) Email: stefan.spinty@alderhey.nhs.uk  


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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.



Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
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Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.


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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.


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