Clinical Research Fellow

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£31,931 - £48,123 per annum
Posted
14 Jun 2018
Closes
01 Jul 2018
Ref
THW/18/059639/000785
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

King’s Psychosis Studies

The salary will be paid at Grade Clinical Research Fellow, £31,931 - £48,123 per annum, according to experience and qualifications plus £2,162 London Weighting Allowance per annum.

This post will be a fixed-term contract for 3 years

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) post

Applications are invited for medically qualified trainee in psychiatry, neurology or related discipline with some research experience.

The post holder will play a key role in a Wellcome Trust funded programme: Mental Health and Justice (MHJ). The focus is on Decision Making Capacity and will address questions such as: How does metacognition/DMC fluctuate in neuropsychiatric illness/injury? What is the effect of varying mood? Is DMC domain specific? We will also examine social effects on metacognition and whether standard neuropsychological tests are useful in assessing DMC.

Experimental work will include healthy volunteers and people with different conditions such as early dementia, brain injury, mood disorders and psychosis. We will use standard cognitive task plus those derived from neuroeconomics (eg delay discounting), moral reasoning, and those pioneered by our collaborator Steve Fleming (at UCL) which measure confidence in decisions at a given level of accuracy (“meta-d’”). We will apply the same paradigms (adjusted for difficulty) to enable comparison between healthy and clinical groups. The work will quantify disorder-related deficits and examine whether these are common across disorders or disorder-specific. 

Person Profile

The post holder will be a clinician (psychiatrist or neurologist) with some clinical experience but will not have finished their specialist clinical training. The successful applicant will be supported in applying for an OOPR from Health Education England so their clinical training pathway is not broken and time can be counted toward CCT.  They should have some research experience and will have the opportunity to register for a part-time PhD/MD (Res).

The post holder will also be expected to work with the other work streams (legal, philosophical, social science, policy) within the programme.

The selection process will include a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Prof Anthony David, anthony.david@kcl.ac.uk.

To apply, please click the apply button and download a new application from the advert to complete and re-upload. Please do not use an old version of the application form as they are specific to the post, and only applicants who have completed to correct form will be considered.

Closing date: 1st July 2018

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