Clinical Research Fellow

London (Central), London (Greater)
£28,808 to £50,017
26 Oct 2021
19 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

College of Medicine and Health

£28,808 to £50,017 Range on the Clinical Lecturer (doctors in training, ‘new’ 2016 pay system depending on qualifications and experience

The above full-time post is available in the College of Medicine and Health from 4th January 2022 to 31st August 2024.

Summary of the role

This role is an exciting opportunity to join a leading Neurodegenerative Imaging research group, led by Professor Marios Politis, Professor of Neurology and Director of the recently opened Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter Medical School. Professor Politis’ research involves using cutting edge PET and MRI scanners to understand how the brain works, and to gain insight into how best to prevent and treat diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

A Clinical Research Fellow is required for the newly funded Molecular Imaging of LPS-Microglial Activation in Parkinson’s Disease (PD): A TSPO PET-MR Imaging Study (LPS-TSPO). This study will investigate neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s disease patients across the disease spectrum.

The work of the Clinical Research Fellow will involve performing detailed clinical and neuropsychological assessments, PET and MR imaging scans in patients with Parkinson’s disease; as well as conducting analysis of neuroimaging, statistics, presentations, writing publications and funder reports.

This post is based at the College of Medicine and Health’s London office, but travel to the Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter will be required, as circumstances allow.

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The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

Further information

To discuss the post further please contact Professor Marios Politis, or Dr Edoardo De Natale,

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

Closing date: 19 December 2021

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