Clinical Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine and Radiology

Leicester, Leicestershire
Up to £47,139 pa
19 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Department: Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Vacancy terms: Full-time fixed term contract until 31 March 2022
Salary details: Up to £47,139 pa with consideration to training and experience and subject to available grant funding
Hours per week: 40

About the role

You will undertake a research project focused on understanding the pathogenesis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The posts will include undertaking experimental medicine studies linked to MRC and EU/IMI-funded consortia within our NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and will include clinical trials, laboratory science and lung imaging.

About you

The post is suitable for a clinically trained investigator, particularly those in specialist training for respiratory medicine or radiology, or for those eligible and planning to enter the specialist training grade who wish to pursue a career in respiratory medicine or radiology, and who are interested in pursuing a period of full time research leading to a higher degree (MD or PhD).

Additional information

The Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation is committed to sustaining a progressive, equality driven environment in which all our staff can thrive. We believe this can be accomplished through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between work and personal lives, we consider proposals for flexible working.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is at

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service is available at

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Chris Brightling on or Dr Neil Greening on

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