Clinical Research Associate in Lewy Body Dementia - Newcastle University

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Closing Date
12 Jun 2019
£29,214 to £49,086 per annum
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
Fixed term for 2 years in the first instance

Faculty of Medical Sciences

You will be part of a major programme of experimental medicine focussed on developing novel cholinergic biomarkers in Lewy body dementia within our internationally recognised group. This post provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious clinician to develop skills both clinically in the assessment of dementia, as well as experience of advanced neuroimaging and neurophysiological analyses as applied to neurodegenerative populations. 

You will hold a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and a license to practice in the UK, with full GMC registration. You will have experience in medical history taking, patient assessment and medical record keeping in accordance with GCP guidelines.

Experience of medical writing and presenting original research at conferences is desirable.

You will be an ambitious, conscientious, self-motivated team player, with a thirst for new knowledge and an appetite for discovery. An interest or experience in neurology, neurophysiology, psychiatry and / or geriatrics is essential.

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

There is a degree of flexibility for the start date to accommodate out of programme permissions.

The post is fixed term and tenable for 2 years with the potential to extend this to 3 years. It will provide an excellent platform for a research fellowship, potentially leading to a higher degree, depending upon the interests, experience and ambition of the successful candidate. 

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