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Neuroscience Clinical Research Fellow

Employer
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
Depending on experience per annum plus LW allowance
Closing date
23 May 2024

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The post holder will be required to recruit, screen and oversee clinical assessments of both Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis patients participating in the clinical trials, as well as other neurology specialties the research team may be involved with. The post holder will be expected to lead the clinical aspects of the study and perform and/or oversee the scheduled study visits and sampling for the entire study duration.

The postholder will be supported by a Lead Research Nurse, a Nurse Team Leader, Research Nurses as well as Neurology Consultants. . The post holder should be competent in performing general physical and neurological examination, and have a reasonable understanding of Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis disease, and other neurological conditions. The ability to perform lumbar punctures unsupervised would be a bonus. The post holder should have knowledge and understanding of ICH-Good Clinical Practice, aware of the importance of adhering to these principles whilst conducting research.The successful candidate shall be provided with training as appropriate for a particular study but will also need to be well organised, show attention to detail, and function in a dynamic team environment as well as develop strong working relationships with the study investigators, the commercial CRO and the industrial sponsor.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside the consultants, nursing staff, technicians and academics, the post holder will:
  • Help with participant screening and recruitment
  • Consent patients
  • Monitor, report and review for serious adverse events and patient safety
  • Perform physical and neurological examinations on patients
  • Lead the clinical aspects of the study and oversee scheduled study visits
  • Uphold Good Clinical Practice principles
  • Liaise with clinical teams, promoting research and its integration across the Trust


About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working alongside the consultants, nursing staff, technicians and academics, the post holder will:
  • Help with participant screening and recruitment
  • Consent patients
  • Monitor, report and review for serious adverse events and patient safety
  • Perform physical and neurological examinations on patients
  • Lead the clinical aspects of the study and oversee scheduled study visits
  • Uphold Good Clinical Practice principles
  • Liaise with clinical teams, promoting research and its integration across the Trust


Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • On GMC's register with a Licence to Practice or eligible to apply for GMC registration and a Licence to Practice
  • On GMC's Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the register by the date of the interviews or eligible for specialist registration
  • Appropriate Royal College Membership


Desirable

  • ICH-GCP training
  • MD, PhD


Knowledge/skills

Essential

  • Reasonable knowledge and understanding of Movement Disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis
  • IT Skills and computer literacy
  • Competent in performing general physical and neurological examination


Desirable

  • Have a working knowledge of, and be able to demonstrate compliance with local, national and international research regulations.
  • Experience in clinical research
  • Experience of performing lumbar punctures unsupervised


Leadership/ management skills

Essential

  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues.
  • Knowledge of finance/budManagement of staffgets


Teaching and training

Essential

  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates/postgraduates and junior medical staff


Audit

Essential

  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit


Academic achievements including research/publications

Essential

  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment at consultant level at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Language

Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements


Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Charing Cros Hospital

Fulham Palace Road

London

W6 8RF

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