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Clinical Training Fellow

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Feb 2021
  • Salary: StR: £37,614 - £54,217 per annum or JDPS: £41,842 - £55,184 per annum
  • REF: 1874540
  • Closes: 25th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Clinical Training Fellow who will join the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, a recognised centre of excellence for clinical research training and education in neuromuscular diseases. The job concentrates on the development and validation of outcome measures in Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM).

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) follows the largest IBM series in the UK and possibly the world where patients are seen for clinical management. We are also conducting a natural history study of IBM (observational study with yearly protocolised assessments), imaging studies (MRI of various muscles) and a clinical trial of Arimoclomol (a heat shock protein up-regulator) in IBM (sponsor: Orphazyme).

Biological samples are collected regularly from IBM patients. Health economic analyses are being planned to support ongoing trial initiatives. The Fellow will be expected to support the above activities, will evaluate MRI quantitative changes that occur during Inclusion Body Myositis, will learn how to draw MRI regions of interest (ROIs) and will apply this knowledge to data obtained from an ongoing IBM clinical trial with an imaging component (exploratory endpoint).

Duration of the post is available immediately and is funded from an Orphazyme award until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must be registered Medical Practitioners and have completed general medical training, and hold MRCP, or equivalent. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, and a very high level of consideration and care for patients and research subjects are also required.

Experience of clinical / translational research, muscle or metabolic disease and understanding of research methodology are desirable. An honorary clinical contract will be sought from the UCLH/NHNN 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.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@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

25 Feb 2021

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