Clinical Researcher – Respiratory Medicine

Location
Oxford
Salary
E64: £31,931 - £51,176 p.a.
Posted
01 Jun 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Ref
134477
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

NDM Experimental Medicine – Respiratory Medicine Unit

We are recruiting for a Clinical Researcher based in the Respiratory Medicine Unit. The post will be located in the research group of Professor Ian Pavord and Dr Timothy Hinks based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

The main emphasis of research in this group is to explore mechanisms of specific phenotypes of airway disease. 350 million people suffer from asthma worldwide.

Though many respond to inhaled corticosteroids, 5-10% have severe disease which is refractory to therapy and sadly 400,000 deaths per year are attributed to asthma worldwide.

Current research in Oxford is leading to rapid development of novel PCR and sequencing-based approaches to microbiology which may be highly relevant to this clinical problem and to identifying distinct phenotypes of asthma exacerbation.

We aim to apply modern molecular biological techniques to the identification of chronic airways infection in severe asthma and to the characterisation of distinct phenotypes of asthma exacerbation.

To be considered for this position you should have MRCP (UK), and have full GMC registration. You should have a specialist interest in respiratory  medicine or microbiology and have clinical experience.

It is essential that you excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and in a range of contexts.

The post is full-time and fixed-term up to 31 March 2020.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made via the apply button.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Closing date: Friday 15 June 2018.

The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.