Clinical Research Fellow position in the Neurogastroenterology Group, part of the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma.

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellow position in the Neurogastroenterology Group, part of the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma.

The Neurogastroenterology Group is situated in the Wingate Institute, which is part of Queen Mary University of London, a member of the Russell Group, which came 9th in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework. It is a collaboration of both scientists and clinicians, from several disciplines, who are working together to advance clinical and basic scientific study, and translate this knowledge to enhance care for patients with disorders of gastrointestinal function. The area of functional GI diseases is a rapidly expanding area with many new treatments and improved understanding within the last decade.

The studies undertaken covered a range of clinical and basic research investigating the underlying mechanisms involved in GI/NG disorders as well as clinical pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. These studies have been funded by a mixture of public and industry sources. Furthermore, the group had pioneered experimental models that have become the accepted standard in NG research. These models have served to develop our reputation and attract funding, collaborators and visiting researchers from all over the world. The Wingate provides facilities for all aspects of Gastroenterology and is part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which is one of the oldest and leading medical schools in the UK, and is adjacent to and collaborates with The Royal London Hospital. As part of a vibrant research environment the post holder will have lots of opportunities to explore this and other areas of research and develop their research skills.

It is fully funded for three years by the National Institute of Health Research through their prestigious Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme. The grant has been obtained jointly with Professor Spiller at the University of Nottingham. The role is to undertake the study at this site and liaise with other sites, as this is a multicentre clinical research project. The project title is ‘A randomised, placebo controlled trial to determine the efficacy and mode of action of ondansetron in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea.

We are seeking to recruit a self-motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Research Fellow. This post is suitable for a clinician with an interest in research, particularly those planning to pursue a career in gastroenterology. The successfully candidate would be expected to register for higher degree and have full GMC registration with a licence to practice.

The post will involve recruitment of research study participants, assessing their eligibility for the study, supporting and monitoring the patients, coordinating multidisciplinary meetings. The post holder will be responsible for completion and management of trial documents, collecting and analysing research and clinical data.

This post is full time for 3 years. Starting salary will be in the range £31,614 - £36,312 per annum plus London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

It is encouraged that candidates contact Professor Aziz for further information at or on 0207 882 2630.

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To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by post reference number QMU11118

The closing date for the applications is 24 May 2017

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after closing date. Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality.

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