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Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Imperial College London

A new postdoctoral scholar position in virology is available at Imperial College London. Candidates are welcome before January 31, 2019.

This post-doctoral Senior Clinical Research Fellow position will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to complete their clinical training in conjunction with postdoctoral academic research career development.

The primary host of this programme will be the Retrovirology and GU Medicine within the Section of Virology, which brings together clinical and basic scientists with internationally recognised research in GU and HIV Medicine delivering high quality, high impact basic and translational research in these areas. The main areas of interest are: a) early HIV infection, HIV reservoirs and eradication; HIV and inflammation including aging; improving therapy of HIV through better use of ART; HTLV infection and associated diseases and bacterial STIs including syphilis; treatment of HCV (with and without HICV co-infection). Extensive clinical research facilities dedicated to HIV and GU Medicine studies are available at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and on the St Mary's Campus of Imperial College. The post holder will work under the supervision of Professor Sarah Fidler and will work closely with the team based within the Clinical Trials Unit at St Mary's, Imperial College NHS Trust London. You will be required to support the local participant recruitment, assessment, screening, retention and medical care of clinical trial participants, the supervision of novel agents as part of ongoing HIV cure trials (e.g. eCLEAR) and the completion of the study documentation under the guidelines of good clinical practice.

There will be a requirement for multi-disciplinary working with research and clinical staff, research nurses and laboratory teams within the unit as well as an expectation of contribution to teaching, laboratory research support, supervision of research assistants, teaching and presentation and publication of relevant research work within the unit and at National and International meetings. The post is open to GU/HIV Medicine trainees who have completed a relevant higher research degree (MD, PhD or equivalent) in a subject related to the specialty and will be at least ST3 by the time of appointment. Candidates must already have demonstrated outstanding academic potential, and may apply for the post if they have already submitted their PhD/MD thesis at the time of application.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced for regulated activity Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ 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 links.

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