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CardAIc Clinical Research Fellow

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 to £55,329 a year Dependent on experience
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Applications are invited for a CardAIc Clinical Research Fellow supporting Professor Dipak Kotecha to deliver an international clinical trial.

The post holder will work towards an MD/PhD with an initial 24month fixed term contract and join the cardAIc and DaRe2THINK team at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). The fellow will work primarily on the HYPERMARKER project, a world first approach to incorporate artificial intelligence and metabolomics into decision making for hypertension treatment. The fellow will work with our international partners to set up and run a randomised controlled trial to validate and improve an innovative clinical decision support tool. The post-holder will be able to take advantage of integrated working within a broad multidisciplinary team. The cardAIc team includes clinical and data scientists to bring forward new developments in artificial intelligence and clinical trials to improve cardiology research, supported by extensive patient and public involvement.

Main duties of the job

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

*Carry out work in line with projects being led by the team, including recruiting patients, collect and analyse research data, conduct systematic reviews and qualitative interviews.

*Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.

*Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc.

*Undertake management/administration arising from research.

*Contribute to department research-related activities and research-related administration

*Work with the team on patient and public engagement activities and engage with patient community groups.

*Assist in communication with external collaborators and organisation of consensus meeting at end of project.

*Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters.

*Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research.

*Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will work with a range of individuals from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds, including external stakeholders and patient/public groups. A major focus of this role will be to deliver a three-year project and work with the team to ensure project milestones are met. The post holder will meet with the Group Lead and other local/global researchers on a regular basis to agree objectives, assess progress against agreed objectives, assess contribution to the overall research programme and identify training and other developmental needs. There is an expectation that the post holder will contribute to the continued successful development of this research and designated projects will be completed within budget and time-scale.

Due to nature of the role and integration with NHS service, the successful candidate must hold full registration with the GMC and have existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application. Candidates who are not GMC registered or do not hold existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application, will not progress through shortlisting stage.

Person Specification



  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • Registration with the GMC



  • *Experience in Cardiology or general medicine (E)
  • *Experience of further academic/personal development (D)
  • *Evidence of good written and oral presentation skills (D)
  • *Experience of working on projects relating to health data research, digital health, artificial intelligence or similar (D)
  • *Evidence of project work (D)
  • *Experience of effective multi-disciplinary team working (E

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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