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Clinical Research Fellows (two posts)

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £37,614 - £44,092 per annum on the StR scale or £41,842 per annum on the Junior Doctors Pay Scale
  • REF: 1874270
  • Closes: 03rd March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Clinical Research Fellows to work on genomics in the epilepsies as part of a translational genomics programme under the supervision of Professor Sanjay Sisodiya. The appointees will be part of a growing ground-breaking genomics programme, which will acquire a large genomic dataset and perform phenotyping in order to realise translation of personalised medicine for people with epilepsy.

The posts are based at Queen Square and at the well-known Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy in Buckinghamshire with translational research facilities and onsite laboratories. The main purpose of the posts is to advance understanding of the epilepsies through detailed clinical, investigational and genomic evaluation in a large cohort of people with well-characterised epilepsies. The post holders will recruit and characterise in detail individuals and families with epilepsy for genetic, genotype-phenotype and functional studies within the overall aims of the group. Duties will include undertaking novel phenotyping, analysis of genetic data, and collaborating with the Synaptopathies initiative group (www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/synaptopathies) and other national (eg, Genomics England 100,000 Genomes project) and international initiatives. Honorary Clinical Assistant contracts will be sought from UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, for which a DBS check will be required.

The posts are available immediately and are funded by grants from the Epilepsy Society for the period to 30 November 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must be registered Medical Practitioners and have completed general medical training. Experience in neurology is essential; MRCP or equivalent, published experience of research in neurology or genetics, experience of phlebotomy, and knowledge of contemporary genetics are desirable.

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.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email: IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Sanjay Sisodiya (email: s.sisodiya@ucl.ac.uk).

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

Closing Date

3 Mar 2021

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