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Leicester (University of), School of Medicine

Clinical Research Fellow

Date Listed 09 Nov 2017
Reference Number CLS00033
Closing Date 11 Dec 2017
Details In this role you will provide research skills and support to the ReST Study (a feasibility Study on Screening of Relatives of Patients Affected by Non-Syndromic Thoracic Aortic Diseases). This study will test the hypothesis that a tailored genetic and imaging screening of first- and second-degree relatives of patients affected by non-syndromic thoracic aortic diseases (NS-TADs) warrants early recognition of newly affected individuals. These individuals constitute a specific population of patients, requiring dedicated imaging surveillance and/or earlier prophylactic surgery. You will work with state-of-the-art research facilities, including dedicated imaging and genetic screening programmes in a recently built Interventional Medicine Facility for clinical research. You will be responsible for patient scanning, blood sampling analysis, data acquisitionand the analysis of all imaging and genetic data, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team at Glenfield Hospital. You will also perform literature searches and write a first draft of research papers on the effectiveness of such screening programmes.
Further Information Salary Grade Clinical up to 46,215 per annum Full-time fixed term contract for 2 years. The post is suitable for a clinically trained investigator, particularly those in specialist training for cardiology, vascular or cardiothoracic surgery, or for those eligible and planning to enter the specialist training grade and who are interested in pursuing a period of full time research leading to a higher degree (MD or PhD). This post is funded by the NIHR Leicester BRC Cardiovascular theme based at Glenfield Hospital. The post is for two years in the first instance.
Contact Name Dr Giovanni Mariscalco on [email protected] or 0116 258 3019 or Professor Gavin Murphy on [email protected]
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