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Clinical Research Fellow in Epilepsy

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 a year plus London Zone £2,162 pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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We are looking for the post of aST1/ST2 level clinician to work for 3 months at the Centre for Epilepsy/ Department of Clinical Neurophysiology under the Supervision of Dr Ioannis Stavropoulos (Consultant Neurophysiologist/Neurologist) and Dr Lina Nashef (Consultant Neurologist). The job will be based on clinical studies and will support the aims of the Centre for Epilepsy to provide care and support for people affected by Epilepsy and expand our knowledge of seizure disorders by supporting research. A valid GMCis absolutely essential. Experience in Neurology and especially in the field of Epilepsy and Electroencephalography is highly desirable.

Job description and online application are available via the King's website on

If you need further information, please contact Professor K RayChaudhuri (

Main duties of the job

  • Identifying and including patients to clinical research studies adopted to national portfolio and registered with CRN leading to peer reviewed publications and international presentations according to the protocols approved by the Research Ethics Committee, and according to the principles of Good Clinical Practice.
  • Contributing to academic activities as well as clinical duties with training in the department as appropriate.
  • We will encourage the postholder to develop his or her own research interests.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade as directed by the supervisor.

Grade Clinical Research grade

The above duties will be subject to review from time to time, in discussion with the post holder, to ascertain whether they meet the requirements of the department.

About us

King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC)

King's Health Partners is a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

This unique combination brings together one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts.

King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital is one of the largest and busiest in London, with a well-established national and international reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and achievement.

King's College Hospital has an enviable track record in research and development and service innovation. In partnership with King's College London the Trust has recently been awarded a National Research Centre in Patient Safety and Service Quality. It is also a partner in two National Institute for Health Research biomedical research centres. The first is a Comprehensive centre with King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the second is a Specialist centre with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry. King's College Hospital has also recently strengthened its research and development infrastructure in order better to support clinical researchers across the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A detailed job description and person's specification/requirements can be found in the attached document.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • MB BS or equivalent Training in Neurology
  • Neurology GMC registration


  • PhD/MD

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in managing Epilepsy/ Non seizure aspects of Epilepsy
  • Clinical trials experience
  • Extensive experience in Seizure Disorders
  • Good Clinical Practice certificate
  • Research experience, presentations


  • Ability to administer scales in Epilepsy
  • Experience in clinical trials and with Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience in out-patient based Epilepsy service
  • Peer reviewed publications

Skills and Competencies


  • Good language/ communication skills


  • IT skills

Personal qualities


  • Conscientious, caring, able to communicate well with patients
  • Wishing to gain experience of clinical trial methodology
  • Wishing to develop his/her own research interest
  • Able to work flexible hours according to the needs of patients and the trial

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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