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Clinical Research Fellow

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: StR £37,614 - £54,217 per annum or JDPS £41,842 - £55,184 per annum
  • REF: 1874421
  • Closes: 01st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre follows a large number of children affected by a variety of neuromuscular disorders. The Centre is engaged in research focused on the genetic basis of the neuromuscular conditions and in translational research especially in congenital dystrophies, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for candidates seeking to carry out research in neuromuscular diseases within an established national center of excellence. Research will be focused on genetic determinants of clinical severity for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

The post holder will work on research projects mainly in managing clinical trial assessments on patients affected by different neuromuscular diseases. In particular the post holder will be involved in recruiting and evaluating patients in different studies on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Congenital Muscular Dystrophies and congenital myopathies. The post holder will be encouraged and supported in conducting clinical audits at GOSH and small research projects on different aspects of neuromuscular conditions and in getting their research published in an international peer-reviewed Journal.

Duration of this post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The post is suitable for pediatricians; pediatric neurologists and adult neurologists /geneticists interested in Paediatric neuromuscular disorders. Applicants must be medically qualified with current GMC registration. Experience in neuromuscular disorders is desirable but not essential.

Experience of presenting clinical research at national/international scientific meetings and through publication in peer reviewed journals and a demonstrated ability to carry out independent scientific work to a high standard are desirable.

Further Details

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

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma, ICH.HR@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference 1874421.

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1 Mar 2021

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