Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral fellowship position in endocrinology. Applications are invited up to December 13, 2018.

We are looking for a Clinical Research Fellow for the Gut Hormones in ADDiction (GHADD) Study, studying "Do appetitive gut hormones attenuate core behavioural components of addiction as new targets to prevent relapse in nicotine and alcohol dependence, as well as obesity?", awarded through the MRC-funded Experimental Medicine Challenge Grant scheme

This is a proof-of-concept experimental medicine study utilising functional neuroimaging and behavioural paradigms to investigate the influence of gut hormones on addictive and eating behaviours in subjects with obesity, ex-smokers and those with abstinent alcohol dependence. It is a unique collaborative project between endocrinologists, addiction psychiatrists and neuroimaging scientists. The post will include assistance with study recruitment, medical screening, study visits including scanning, sample handling, data collection, processing and analysis.

You will need to be clinically trained and GMC registered, and have completed at least Core Medical Training Year 1. The post would ideally suit a fellow training in or seeking a career in Endocrinology, Psychiatry, or Metabolic Medicine. This study is run by Dr. Tony Goldstone (Co-PI), ProfessorDavid Nutt (Co-PI), and ProfessorAnne Lingford-Hughes (Co-Investigator) in the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Centre for Psychiatry, Division of Brain Sciences.

This post is full-time, fixed-term for six months to cover maternity leave, to start in December 2018, and based at our Hammersmith Hospital Campus, near White City/Shepherds Bush, London W12 0NN.

Please note that the College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency's Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an alternative immigration route.

Please not that as this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced for regulated activity level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College's policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.


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