Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe and devastating neurological disorder that leaves patients with permanent paralysis of the body. No treatment is available today to regenerate interrupted nerve fibers and repair the damaged spinal cord. The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit (QENSIU), is a model unit opened in 1992 to care for the spinal cord injured community of Scotland. QENSIU is a National Service. Over 100 new patients in Scotland suffer a spinal cord injury annually. The Unit provides a comprehensive clinical service which includes all aspects of treatment, rehabilitation and health and wellbeing from acute care through to lifelong follow up. Research in basic sciences, clinical treatment and prevention including translational approaches is a fundamental and embedded function of the QENSIUThe job of the associate director of research is to help pool the resources of the Scottish Centre for Innovation in Spinal Cord Injury (SCISCI) and focus the efforts on research. The role includes administration, helping to improve the facilities in the research centre and improving productivity. You will lead a program, of research relating to the use of technologies and paradigms designed to improve the lives of those living with SCI and formulate strategies and plans for research. You will develop funding applications to support this research program. Support juniors of the SCISCI team to develop high quality publications and funding applications. You will create awareness about the research centre, develop publications and deliver invited and plenary presentations at national and international conferences, present seminars within and outside SCISCI when required. It is essential that you have a PhD in relevant discipline i.e. biomedical engineering, physiotherapy and exercise physiology. You should have excellent communication skills and a sound knowledge of SCI research. You should have experience developing ethics applications. The shift pattern for this post is 8 hours per week and work pattern is to be confirmed.
This is a Fixed term post for 6 months
Informal Contact: Dr Mariel Purcell, Consultant in Spinal Injuries, Tel No: 0141 201 2536
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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.
(Please note the salary is Pro Rata) for part time hours.