Clinical Research Fellow - Trust Doctor in Medicine

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £44,705 a year Per annum plus London Weighting
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a truly unique opportunity for a junior doctor with an interest in neurology to participate in a wide range of clinical trials at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre - a dedicated neuroscience experimental medicine facility at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in Queen Square.

Main duties of the job

You will join a team of doctors and nurses conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in neurodegenerative and neurological diseases. The post holder will be delivering day-to-day research - i.e. assessing suitability and obtaining consent for research, undertaking full medical assessments of clinical trial participants including neuro-physical clinical examinations and contributing to data collection by administering assessment scales. The post holder will be primarily based at the LWENC site and will work with the clinical trials team together with leading Principal Investigators (neurology consultants) at the NHNN. This would be a fantastic opportunity for a junior doctor to develop clinical research skills and knowledge working across a wide portfolio of ground breaking research.

Applicants must demonstrate as part of their application, how they meet the essential requirements of the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Matthew Appleby (Senior Clinical Research Fellow)

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Medical qualification MBBS with full valid registration at GMC
  • Valid ALS training certification


  • GCP trained by start date



  • Minimum of 2 years post GMC registration work experience
  • Familiarity with principle of clinical research including Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience of phlebotomy, cannulation and management of central lines


  • Experience of working with neurology patients
  • Experience in the conduct of clinical trials
  • Experience of formal/ informal teaching of patients and staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to learn and implement new study related clinical skills e.g. skin biopsies
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills able to speak English to level required to fulfil job requirements
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development
  • Demonstrates academic achievement appropriate to level of appointment
  • Computer literacy

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates commitment and preparedness
  • Enthusiastic nature
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity and appreciation of ethical dilemmas
  • Reliability - demonstrates punctuality, attendance and sense of responsibility

Other requirements


  • Able to work flexibly on occasion

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (UCLH)

Queen Square London



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