Clinical Research Fellow, McArdles Disease

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Mc Ardle diseaseGrade Clinical FellowContract Fixed term (12 months)Hours Full time - 40 hours per weekJob ref 309-SHB1284-TB-A Site University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)Town LondonSalary £31,217- £49,086 pa plus London weightingClosing 13/11/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

WTE: Clinical Fellow Post Mc Ardle disease and related disorders (highly specialized service)

Experience ST5 or above in Neurology or Inherited Metabolic disease:

We are pleased to invite applicants for this rare opportunity to apply for a clinical research fellow post in McArdle disease and related disorders. The successful applicant will support the National Highly Specialized Service for McArdle disease and related disorders. The service looks after more than 200 patients from around the UK with rare metabolic muscle conditions. The successful applicant will join a highly specialized multi-disciplinary team including: consultant in neuromuscular disease, clinical nurse specialist, physiotherapist, dietitian, clinical psychologist and exercise physiologist. Patients are assessed with functional exercise tests including cycle ergometry to assess performance and full training in these techniques will be given.

The clinical research will involve prospective natural history audit and deep phenotyping of patients with rare muscle glycogen storage disorders, searching for new genetic causes of acute rhabdomyolysis using NGS panels, whole exome and genome sequencing and co-ordination of clinical trials.

The post would suit a candidate wishing to specialise in neuromuscular or inherited metabolic diseases. The post is for one year in the first instance, but may be renewable to allow completion of a research degree.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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