Clinical Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine or Radiology

Leicester, Leicestershire
FY2 to clinical lecturer scale, £31,422 to £47,139 per annum
27 Mar 2019
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Department: Respiratory Sciences

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.

We are looking to recruit either at FY2 level, £31,422 per annum, for a one year contract, or at ST3 level or above, up to £34,139 per annum, for three years. It is our intention to make two appointments, subject to funding available.

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.

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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