Clinical Research Fellowships in Neurology/Translational Neuroscience

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Closing Date
24 Jan 2022
£35,155 to £45,894 per annum
University of Sheffield
12 months or 3 years

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three highly motivated clinical trainees interested in Neurology research to join our Motor Neurone Disease clinical research programme. These posts will be predominantly patient focused, playing a key role in helping to deliver cutting edge gene therapy and experimental medicine trials. The ability to implement good clinical practice is therefore essential. The posts may be for 12 months or for up to 3 years for candidates wishing to undertake a research degree.

You will have the opportunity to be part of the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre (Translational Neuroscience for Chronic Neurological Disorders) Junior Academy and gain an appreciation of a wide variety of translational neuroscience research programmes.

The successful applicants will integrate with a multidisciplinary team of academic neurologists and scientists with expertise in an array of cutting-edge biological and clinical research techniques at the state-of-the-art Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), University of Sheffield and the Academic Directorate of Neurosciences, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The posts offer a comprehensive experience of clinical academic Neurology, working alongside internationally renowned Clinicians and Neuroscientists. The appointees will have the opportunity to learn the principles and practice of experimental medicine clinical trials. Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals wishing to excel in both clinical and academic training and with the ambition to be amongst the next generation of leading academic Neurologists.

The posts are aimed towards post-MRCP candidates who have an interest in Neurology as a future career path. Candidates may be at Fellowship level for those aiming to undertake a PhD.

The posts will be based in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience ( at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The start date is flexible within 2022. The posts will be for 1 year in the first instance with opportunities for extension beyond this where applicable. For candidates wishing to pursue a PhD, it will be possible to offer a 3 year position.

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