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Clinical Research Fellow in Thymus Transplantation

Job Reference: 271-SCI-321

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,247 - £49,086 pa + £2,162 pro rata per annum

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Research Fellow in Thymus Transplantation Programme


Are you looking for a new dynamic challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Fellow to work with clinicians and scientists involved in our research programme into thymus transplantation for children with athymia.  Our institution is one of only two in the world conducting thymus transplantation and receives referrals of patients from all over Europe and sometimes further afield. 


We are looking for someone to take a key role in further refining and extending the use of thymus transplantation for athymia including evaluation of factor affecting the clinical outcomes as well as the quality of immune reconstitution achieved after such treatment..


The Immunology Service at GOSH in tandem with the Immunity and Inflammation academic programme at UCL-ICH, leads in pioneering treatment and novel therapies, supporting research into Paediatric rare diseases. There are large programmes in bone marrow transplantation, other cellular therapies and gene therapy for primary immunodeficiency disorders, all working closely with the thymus team. Members of the service are enthusiastic, motivated and friendly and have achieved many successes with good clinical outcomes in these areas.


The successful candidate will be an outstanding clinician scientist of the future with a major interest in translational and experimental medicine. Significant previous experience in Paediatric Medicine will be essential. Funding is available for 24 months in the first instance and during this period, the appointee will be expected to take on a specific area of research within the programme and to generate preliminary data to inform an application for continued fellowship funding of the fellowship



Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information, we also welcome informal visits


 Prof. Dr Graham Davies, Consultant Paediatric Immunologist


Dr Austen Worth, Consultant Paediatric Immunologist


Dr Matthew Buckland, Consultant Immunopathologist


Prof. Adrian Thrasher, Consultant Immunologist and Head of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Programme


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The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

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