Clinical Research Fellow in Infectious Disease

Job summary

You will work under the supervision of Professor Graham Cooke (Dept of Infectious Disease) as part of a NIHR funded programme of work seeking to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health problem, with a particular focus on HIV / hepatitis C co-infection.  You will lead work focussed on diagnosis of acute infection, understanding networks of transmission and supporting work collaborating with BHIVA and Public Health England towards micro...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01936
  • Date posted 5 October 2020
  • Closing date 27 October 2020

Job description

Job summary

You will work under the supervision of Professor Graham Cooke (Dept of Infectious Disease) as part of a NIHR funded programme of work seeking to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health problem, with a particular focus on HIV / hepatitis C co-infection.  You will lead work focussed on diagnosis of acute infection, understanding networks of transmission and supporting work collaborating with BHIVA and Public Health England towards micro elimination. In addition, you will support ongoing studies focussed on diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, with an opportunity to develop your own research interests.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Management of studies focussed on accelerating the elimination of hepatitis C.

  • Development of protocols for further studies on hepatitis C/HIV and other areas of infection

  • Recruitment of patients into project and collection of relevant clinical data

  • Development of systems for routine collection and analysis of clinical data in partnership with IT team of ICHT

  • Familiarity with management of viral hepatitis (particularly hepatitis C) and HIV

  • To attend medical emergencies if required e.g. cardiac arrest, resuscitation

  • To provide cross-cover of medical colleagues working within the clinical trials unit on other studies in their absence

  • To act as medical support to nursing staff, potentially supporting other research projects within the trials unit

  • Ensuring that the Consultants are kept well informed of their patients' conditions

  • Maintain good communications with nursing and paramedical staff on all aspects of patient care


  • You will hold an honorary clinical contract with the appropriate NHS Trust/s and will be expected to take on clinical responsibilities appropriate to your level of experience and expertise.



Essential requirements

You must hold a medical degree (MBBS) and have a membership with the Royal College of Physicians. You must have experience in clinical management of hepatitis and / or HIV. Familiarity with the requirements for governance and clinical studies as well as knowledge of current development in HIV and viral hepatitis would be desired.

Further information

This post is based in the Department of Infectious Disease at the Wright Fleming Institute, St Mary's Campus, Imperial College, working closely with NHS partners.

This post is offered full time, fixed term for one year in the first instance with a possible extension until 30th November 2022.

Salary: £38,694 (plus £2,162 London allowance pa)

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact Prof Graham Cooke at g.cooke@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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