Clinical Research Fellow

London (Central)
£38,694 per annum
29 Jul 2020
09 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Department of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus (Paddington)

Job Summary

You will work under the supervision of Professor Graham Cooke (Dept of Infectious Disease) as part of a NIHR funded programme of work seeking to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health problem, with a particular focus on HIV/hepatitis C co-infection. You will lead work focussed on diagnosis of acute infection, understanding networks of transmission and supporting work collaborating with BHIVA and Public Health England towards micro elimination. In addition, you will support ongoing studies focussed on diagnosis and treatments of COVID-19, with an opportunity to develop you own research interest. 

This post is based in the Department of Infectious Disease at the Wright Fleming Institute, St Mary's Campus, working closely with NHS partners. You will be given an Honorary Clinical Contract with the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and/or Chelsea and Westminster Foundation NHS Trust. You will be given office accommodation within the academic department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of studies focussed on accelerating the elimination of hepatitis. C
  • Development of protocols for further studies on hepatitis C/HIV and other areas of infection
  • Recruitment of patients into project and collection of relevant clinical data
  • Development of systems for routine collection an analysis of clinical data in partnership with IT team of ICHT
  • Familiarity with management of viral hepatitis (particularly hepatitis C) and HIV
  • To attend medical emergencies if required e.g. cardiac arrest, resuscitation
  • To provide cross-cover of medical colleagues working within the clinical trials unit on other studies in their absence
  • To act as medical support to nursing staff, potentially supporting other research projects within the trials unit
  • Ensuring that the Consultants are kept well informed of their patients' conditions
  • Maintain good communications with nursing and paramedical staff on all aspects of patient care

Essential Requirements: 

You must hold a medical degree (MBBS) and have a membership with the Royal College of Physicians. It is essential to this role that you have experience in clinical management of hepatitis and / or HIV, and commitment to a period of clinical research. You should have the ability to provide accurate and appropriate medical care for out-patients with HIV and/or hepatitis. 

Further Information

This post is offered full time, fixed term for one year in the first instance with a possible extension until 30th November 2022.

You will have a medical qualification with registration at the General Medical Council.

Salary: £38,694 (plus £2,162 London allowance pa)

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate. 

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact Prof Graham Cooke at

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Closing date: 09 August 2020

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