We are currently advertising for a one-year Clinical Research Fellow in Epilepsy at King's College Hospital, London. This is aimed at a neurology or neurophysiology SpR with an interest in epilepsy.
Main duties of the job
The primary role of the fellow is to conduct two related retrospective and prospective audits: a) of the use of CBD oil in the treatment of patients with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome in patients treated in our centre and b) assessing the electroclinical features of adult cases with LGS and evaluate these in relation to published diagnostic criteria in children.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.
The fellowship is supported by the pharmaceutical industry but is investigator-led. The fellow will gain unique experience in this field as well as the wider clinical management of complex epilepsy patients in a tertiary centre and be able to develop an interest in the interpretation of EEGs and video-EEG telemetry. The fellow will also gain experience in the assessment of quality of life in patients with intellectual disability and epilepsy. The fellow will be based in the neurology and neurophysiology departments and will attend outpatient clinics as well as regular R& D and MDT meetings in epilepsy and neurophysiology.
- Trainee or post CCT in neurology or neurophysiology
- experience in audit, research or QIPP
- experience of undergraduate/HCP teaching