Clinical Research Fellow in Radiology

Job summary

The main purpose of this post is to provide the appointee with time, resources, and encouragement to undertake directed imaging research in progressive fibrotic lung disease. Specifically, you will be evaluating visual, and in collaboration within our research group, computer-based methods for, predicting disease progression and monitoring response to treatment in patients with pulmonary fibrosis using HRCT imaging. You will be based at the...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02295
  • Date posted 30 June 2021
  • Closing date 28 July 2021

Job description

Job summary

The main purpose of this post is to provide the appointee with time, resources, and encouragement to undertake directed imaging research in progressive fibrotic lung disease. Specifically, you will be evaluating visual, and in collaboration within our research group, computer-based methods for, predicting disease progression and monitoring response to treatment in patients with pulmonary fibrosis using HRCT imaging.

You will be based at the Inflammation Repair and Development (IRD) Section of the NHLI but will also have the opportunity to continue your clinical training in cardiothoracic imaging at the Royal Brompton Hospital (see Clinical training below). The unique patient population, imaging technologies and academic environment are expected to foster research work of a very high standard which may contribute towards a higher degree.

Duties and responsibilities

You will have an opportunity to enhance your skills in all aspects of cardio-thoracic radiology depending on your individual training needs. This will include individualized cardiac CT and thoracic CT sessions, participation in MDTs, supervised thoracic intervention lists, as well as ring fenced sessions for audit and research projects. You will also maintain and improve your skills in general clinical radiology by participating in plain film, ultrasound, and CT sessions.

There is a long tradition within the department of teaching in-house medical staff, trainees, and overseas visitors. There are a large number of departmental and clinical meetings (Appendix) which the appointee will be expected to attend and, in some instances, oversee.

Essential requirements

You will have a medical qualification with GMC registration and will have passed the full FRCR by the time the post is due to comment. They will have significant experience of specialist training in Radiology by the time of taking up the post. A subspecialist interest in cardiothoracic radiology is essential and although research experience is not required, it is desirable. Please see the Person Specification for more details.

Further information

**Please note this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply**

The post is offered full time and fixed term contract of employment for 24 months based at the South Kensington Campus.

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 require any further details on the role please contact Dr Simon Walsh at s.walsh@imperial.ac.uk or Professor Anand Devaraj at a.devaraj@rbht.nhs.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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