Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine
DIVISION OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
RADCLIFFE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Research Fellow to undertake exciting, innovative, and clinically-relevant research in Oxford. You will be expected to engage in clinical/population-based research on atrial fibrillation (AF). The role will include work on some aspects of a clinical trial of screening for sub-clinical atrial fibrillation (AF) in high-risk individuals, as well as using the rich UK Biobank (http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/) resource to gain further insights into AF pathophysiology.
The successful applicant will receive training in clinical trials methodology, handling of large-scale data (programming and statistical methods), as well as the fundamentals of genetic epidemiology and generic research methods. The work is to be undertaken in collaboration with investigators in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU, https://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/), the Big Data Institute (BDI, https://www.bdi.ox.ac.uk/), which brings together a multi-disciplinary team comprising genetic epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, medical statisticians, and clinicians, and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (https://www.rdm.ox.ac.uk/about/our-divisions/division-of-cardiovascular-medicine).
The successful applicant will have a good grounding in clinical medicine (ideally MRCP or equivalent) and cardiology (previous rotations or training number) and the ability to work independently and show initiative and attention to detail. They would also be encouraged to register for a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, and supported in an application for external funding to continue beyond the fixed-term 2-year initial period
The post is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The post is fixed term for 2 years. The successful applicant will work directly under the supervision of Professor Barbara Casadei and would be expected to start on 1st September 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a supporting statement and a copy of your CV as part of your online application. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click the apply button.
Only applications received before midday on 23 July 2018 can be considered.
Interviews are anticipated for 7 August 2018
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer.