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Clinical Research Fellowships in Precision Medicine

University of Dundee
Dundee, Dundee City
Clinical Academic - £37,037 - £54,879
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Dundee have successfully secured funding for up to 5 Clinical Research Fellow posts and are keen to engage with exceptional colleagues in Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Renal who have an interest in progressing an MD or PhD thesis.  Posts will be for 2 or 3 years with potential for flexible working.  The purpose of the roles will be to assist in the development of the intelligent Diabetes (iDiabetes) platform which is being established in Tayside and add precision approaches to improve outcomes of patients with diabetes.

Example projects could include but are not limited to:

  1. The prevalence and consequence of stage 2 heart failure in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  2. What is the optimal treatment for patients with Type 1 diabetes with heart failure
  3. Use of polygenic risk scores for precision medicine in diabetes, cardiac and liver disease
  4. What is the prevalence, consequence and best treatment for patients with liver fibrosis and Type 2 diabetes?
  5. Can care home residents on insulin with residual c-peptide be transferred off insulin onto oral or other injectable therapy?
  6. What is the view of patients and healthcare professionals of precision diabetes care?
  7. Is a precision diabetes platform an effective and cost-effective intervention?
  8. Heterogeneity of type 2 diabetes and targeted intervention for glucose lowering
  9. What is the appropriate intervention for patients with diabetes at high risk for hypoglycaemia?
  10. Can genetics be used to reduce high risk prescribing in patients with type 2 diabetes?

As a Research Fellow you will help co-ordinate the recruitment of patients and ensure the smooth operation of the iDiabetes implementation. These posts are primarily research and you will shape your research plan based upon your interests and expertise.  Although the positions are fully funded, we would anticipate you working with your supervisor to apply for external funding.  

Who we’re looking for:

  • Doctors in training who have completed core medical training or those in specialist registrar posts looking for out-of-programme research
  • Whilst successful applicants need not have undertaken research before, we will be looking for evidence of drive and enthusiasm for clinical academia
  • Doctors with clinical cardiology, or clinical diabetes, or clinical gastroenterology/hepatology, or renal experience
  • Doctors must be registered with the GMC and be licensed to practice in the UK

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