Clinical Research Training Fellow

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Closing date: 2nd June

Clinical Research Training Fellow

The University of Edinburgh – CMVM/CCBS

This is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Research Fellow, currently trained in medicine, psychology or other discipline allied to medicine to carry out a PhD in the University of Edinburgh, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and the University of Edinburgh, the selected fellows will be able to choose a laboratory based PhD project, working on exciting new findings in cerebral small vessel disease in cultured cells, preclinical animal models and on human post mortem tissue. The fellow will learn laboratory techniques, neuropathology, and will be part of a dynamic team of researchers and clinicians seeking to capitalise on novel findings in brain vascular biology. The successful fellow will be based at the Little France site.

Candidates with a strong interest in data science can apply, and are encouraged to discuss their interests and experience with potential supervisors.

The post is available from mid-2022 for 3 years.

The University of Edinburgh is ideally placed to host this partnership. There is expertise in the study of: small vessel diseases (; ; neuropathology (MRC Brain Tissue Bank); neuroimaging the human and rodent brain with MRI (Edinburgh Imaging); preclinical and clinical dementia research (UK MRC Dementia Research Institute; Centre for Regenerative Medicine/Institute of Regeneration and Repair; )  Centre for Dementia Prevention) including  epidemiology and health data (a HDRUK Centre), the role of vascular risk factors in the development of dementia; expertise in stroke and TIA (Stroke Research Group); in cardiovascular disease (BHF Centre for Research Excellence); and in randomised clinical trials (Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit).

Medical candidates will be appointed to the AMN2 scale and allied/other health professionals will be appointed to the UE06 scale dependant on responsibilities undertaken.

Successful candidates, although assured a 3-year PhD, will be expected to gain experience with grant writing, and will be strongly encouraged to apply for independently funded fellowships.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Qualified in a clinical domain (medicine, psychology, professions allied to medicine)
  • Motivated to complete a PhD in a laboratory based discipline
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work
  • Strong communication skills

Closing date 2 June 2022 at 5pm

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