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Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery (BRAIN)

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

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NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 1 year (Until February 2022)
Full time: 40 hours per week (40 hours - No Out of Hours Commitment)
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£32,896 - £51,724
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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Clinical Research Fellow to work on a Health and Care Research Wales funded project at Cardiff University “BRAIN Unit” under the supervision of Professor Gray.

The post is available from February 2021 for 12 months.

This fellowship will optimize 3D human brain cultures for translational research in Neuro-Oncology and will involve both clinical and laboratory research. Professor Gray as Cardiff University’s Professor of Functional Neurosurgery is the academic lead in neurosurgery in Wales with principal interest in basic and clinical stem cell research related to patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, cell based therapies for neurological disease, and Neuro-Oncology. This post will support the Neuro-Oncology research of a collaborative group, including Professor Gray(3D culture model), Dr. Siebzehnrubl (personalized medicine research in brain tumours) and Professor Parker (oncolytic viral therapies).

The Clinical Research Fellowship will be based within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW). For the research aspect of this post the appointee will be located at Haydn Ellis Building, or UHW depending upon  the needs of your research project and as guided by your supervisor. For the clinical duties, you will be located at the UHW site within the neurosurgical department.

The Clinical Research Fellow will be required to undertake an original piece of research in neurosciences mainly focused on 3D tissue culture models for neuro-oncology, under the supervision of Professor Gray. It is possible for this  work to become part of a submission for a higher degree (PhD) to Cardiff University dependent on acquiring further funding.

Applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Professor William Gray
Job title
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Chair of Neurosurgery.
Email address
Telephone number
(029) 20748314
Additional information

Interested applicants should contact:-

Prof William Gray

Consultant Neurosurgeon.

Tel (029) 20748314