£31,523 – £46,708
Applications are invited for a post of Clinical Research Fellow to work as part of a large and dedicated research team working on clinical, imaging and genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia. The post is available for up to two years, as part of large human brain imaging research project funded by Pfizer, which is in turn part of a multi-centre multi-disciplinary Pfizer sponsored project on the neurobiology of DISC1.
The successful applicant will be responsible for contacting and evaluating participants with schizophrenia, and healthy controls, from the Royal Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals. They will arrange the brain scanning of participants, to be conducted at the Clinical Research Imaging Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and will be based in the well equipped brain imaging analysis laboratories of the Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Park, Edinburgh EH10
The person appointed to this post must hold a registrable medical degree and either have obtained the MRCPsych or expect to do so shortly. The post would be ideal for psychiatrists who are considering a possible clinical academic career and suitable for ST4-6 trainees who seek time out of clinical training to obtain clinical research experience. An honorary lecturer contract with the University of Edinburgh will be sought, as could an honorary NHS contract if required.
The candidate must have good communication skills (fluency in English) and be able to work effectively and flexibly with a variety of personnel. Familiarity with standardised psychiatric interview schedules, neuropsychological testing and/or brain imaging would be preferred but is not essential. Similarly, some knowledge of relevant statistics and/or computing (SPSS, SPM, Matlab) is desirable but not required.
The post will be for six months in the first instance, although we hope to extend for one to two
Informal inquiries may be made to Dr Darren Gibson 0131
537 6583 or dgibson3
Ref: 3014259. Closing date: 29 April 2011.
For further particulars and an application pack visit our website www.jobs.ed.ac.uk or telephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511.