Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £31,302 p.a.
We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical researcher (radiographer, physiologist, nurse, or with other relevant background), to drive the Oxford Heart Vessels and Fat (ox-HVF) study, which aims to investigate the mechanisms by which the adipose tissue, the vascular tissue and the heart muscle interact. The Oxford Heart, Vessels, and Fat cohort (Ox-HVF), a unique translational cohort of more than 1,500 patients, being one of the worlds most phenotyped cardiovascular cohorts, with biopsies of human arteries, veins, and myocardium, cardiovascular redox, plasma biomarkers, and gene expression measurements, as well as cardiovascular imaging using ultrasonography, and computed tomography (www.oxhvf.com).
As the central coordinator of the cohort, you will recruit and screen new participants in order to establish their eligibility and safety to enter the study. In addition to this, you will facilitate the informed consent process and provide ongoing information, education and support to participants. Further, you will collect and process blood and other samples, and perform ultrasound measurements on recruited participants as required by the study protocols.
You will be a registered qualified nurse, radiographer, physiologist or have a similar background and have excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by the ability to explain and interpret procedures clearly and sensitively. Experience with imaging and image analysis (ultrasound) would be desirable.
This full-time appointment is on a fixed-term until 31 July 2021, and you will work under the supervision of Professor Charalambos Antoniades and Professor Keith Channon. The post is funded by the British Heart Foundation, and you will be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 1 May 2019 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 17 May 2019.