Clinical Research Fellow – Biological Sciences

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Closing date: 12th February


The Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is based in the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, which is recognised as one of foremost international centres for the study of dementia and other neurodegenerative disease. The DRC is a multidisciplinary research centre with the overarching aim of improving the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with dementia and the support for their families.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Fellow to join our multidisciplinary trials team that focuses on early phase complex clinical trials in sporadic and genetic forms of dementia.

You will work with the team to ensure delivery to target in drug trials and will be trained in the intra-thecal administration of gene silencing therapies. You will recruit and screen potential research subjects, undertake analysis of data sets, and contribute to scientific writing. In addition, you will participate in the clinical activities of the Dementia Research Centre, including the Specialist Cognitive Disorders Clinic under consultant supervision.

The clinic receives referrals nationally and has a particular emphasis on young onset dementia. Participation in the clinical activities of the department will provide excellent experience and specialist training in the assessment and management of cognitive patients.

An honorary contract will be sought from UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, for which a DBS check will be required.

The role is available immediately and funded by a grant from NIHR for one year in the first instance with further funding highly likely.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Institute of Neurology HR Team (ion.hradmin at

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be addressed to Dr Catherine Mummery (cath.mummery at

Application deadline: 23:59, Sunday, 12 February 2023.

For a full job description and to apply for this role please visit UCL’s online recruitment portal ( and search using vacancy reference B02-04477.

About you

You will be a registered medical practitioner permitted to practise in the UK and have completed general medical training. You must be capable in lumbar puncture, have a high level of consideration and care for research participants, and have good interpersonal skills with the ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting. Experience of administering neuropsychological tests or clinical rating scales and working with patients with dementia are desirable.

What we offer

The role is offered in the range of £39,254 – £62,398 per annum including London Allowance, on the CL7, JDPS, or StR scale, dependent on stage of clinical training.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits; visit to find out more.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible, and job share basis wherever possible.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. 12% of Institute staff are actively working on EDI initiatives; visit for more information about what we’re doing. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce; these include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ and gender diverse people in all roles, and women in Grade 9 and 10 roles.

Ref Number: B02-04477

Professional Expertise: Clinical

Department: School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)

Location: London

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £38,024 – £53,486

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Hybrid (20% – 80% on site)

Available For Secondment: No

Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023

To apply for this job please visit

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