Salary: Grade E65: £31,931 - £51,176 p.a.
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified clinician, to take an active role in the design, development, and execution, of clinical trials of investigational vaccines against infectious diseases such as malaria, influenza and emerging pathogens. The trials will assess the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of promising vaccines, including phase IIa challenge studies.
You will have varied responsibilities in the trials, getting involved with: drafting protocols and ethical applications, advertising, recruiting, screening, and vaccinating volunteers. You will analyse and manage the data, maintaining complete and accurate study files. You will be expected to present the results in various formats to different audiences.
You will have completed your Foundation Year 1 and 2 training and you will be fully GMC registered and permitted to practice medicine in the UK. Knowledge of immunology and/or holding a MRCP or MRCS would be an advantage.
You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with volunteers and patients in a research study, clinical research co-ordinators, team members, laboratory and administrative staff, monitors, collaborating company representatives, MCA auditors and the broader research community. Additionally you should have excellent IT skills including email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases with ability to use statistical software programmes an advantage. This post requires flexibility in the hours worked, as some out of hours work is required (especially during challenge studies) but this can be taken back as time off in lieu.
Experience working with clinical studies, including ethics, GCP, documentation would be desirable as would previous laboratory experience relevant to malaria or infectious disease research.
This post will provide invaluable experience for you if you are considering taking time out of clinical medicine to study for a higher degree. We are also offering you an excellent base from which you could apply for Training Fellowship funding.
This post is offered for a fixed-term of 1 year in the first instance.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Please quote reference 140198 on all correspondence.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 2 May 2019 will be considered.