Clinical Research Fellow

Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: StR £38,616 - £55,551 per annum or JDPS £42,928 - £56,538 per annum
  • REF: 1880171
  • Closes: 21st November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The post holder will join the research team at the Ataxia Centre UCL for the NICOFA trial, a European multi-centre trial which will test the effect of nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) in patients with Friedreichs Ataxia (FA). This follows the success of the pilot trial, in which for the first time nicotinamide, an HDAC inhibitor, was able to address the upstream mechanism in FA showing an increased levels of frataxin in 10 patients.

The post holder will be specifically responsible for taking a central role with trial set up/close out activities, processing amendments, maintenance of portfolio databases, monitoring participant screening and recruitment, management of the clinical trial data, ensuring timely data collection and query resolution, and for conducting clinical assessments (where possible) resulting in high quality clinical data in line with the study protocol. The appointee will be encouraged to develop more clinical or basic research that will contribute to a higher education degree such as PhD, depending on satisfactory progress.

The post is available from 1 January 2022 and is funded by an NIHR grant to 30 November 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be a registered medical practitioner licensed to practise in the UK (or eligible to be a registered medical practitioner), have post- qualification experience in Neurology, and MRCP or equivalent. Applicants should have experience in clinical and /or basic science research and a very high level of consideration and care for participants. A methodical approach to gathering and documenting data, excellent oral and written communications skills, strong problem solving abilities and excellent organisational skills are all essential. A GCP research qualification is desirable as is previous experience in a research project and /or writing a paper, evidence of previous presentations at national or international conferences, and evidence of previous publications.

An Honorary contract will be sought from University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for which a DBS check will be required.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For further information please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

21 Nov 2021

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