This role will allow the development of research skills and production of data which the postholder should use to develop a research thesis leading to an MD. The postholder will actively participate in the run of an ongoing dietary intervention in adult patients with Crohn's disease receiving therapy with biologics. This is a multicentre RCT across 6 hospitals in Scotland. The study is funded by The Helmsley Charitable Trust https: // clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04859088 Research will form the major component of this post and participation in associated clinical duties. Postholders will have the opportunity to register and undertake a higher degree MD.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Plan, design and implement projects or parts of projects, in conjunction with relevant investigators and collaborators leading to a higher degree MD.
2. Manage data handling and interpretation of research results and take the lead in writing papers for publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals.
3. Accumulate a significant body of data of the standard required for submission for examination for a Higher Degree (MD).
4. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and departmental research group activities. 5. Keep up to date with recent literature and advances in the field.
6. Present work at internal and external seminars and national/ international conferences as appropriate to enhance the profile of the research group.
7. Manage research according to Good Clinical Practice for Research standards
8. Supervise undergraduate/postgraduate student projects and contribute to the academic progress of students
9. Contribute to the organisation of project-related workshops, seminars or conferences.
9. Undertake some clinical work under an NHS honorary contract as detailed below.
10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan Inspiring People, Changing the World https:// www. gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.
A1. MBChB or equivalent.
A2. Registered with General Medical Council GMC and licensed to practice or able to be registered if overseas candidate.
A3. Evidence of achievement of Foundation competences.
B1. BSc or equivalent intercalated degree.
B2. Evidence of distinction in career to date e.g. prizes, awards, bursaries.
C1. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
C2. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with staff at all levels.
C3. Enthusiasm for research in nutrition and gastroenterology.
C4. Self-motivation and the ability to work as part of a team and independently.
C5. Ability to manage research projects.
C6. Good organisational including the ability to manage research projects.
C7. Sufficient clinical experience in medicine or related specialties
C8. Appropriate IT skills
D1. Experience in statistical analysis packages
D2. Successful record of writing and presenting research.
E1. Evidence of previous research experience.
E2. Experience and/or interest in translational and clinical research.
E3. Ability to contribute to a defined project and develop research potential.
F1. Publication record.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Konstantinos.Gerasimidis@glasgow.ac.uk
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be on the Clinical Research Fellow scale: £37,037 - £54,879 per annum.
The post carries an additional entitlement depending on “on call” responsibilities. This is paid under a separate arrangement with the NHS for which the University acts as paymaster only.
This post is fixed term for 24 months, with a start date of February 2023.
Members of staff are normally eligible to contribute to the Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS) and on appointment shall be deemed to be in membership of the scheme and contributions deducted accordingly, unless the University is advised in writing prior to the commencement of employment of a wish not to join.” Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. It may be possible, if the relevant NHS Superannuation Scheme Criteria are met, for appointees to remain in the NHS Superannuation Scheme while in this post.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme The post for which you are applying is considered 'registered work' in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfills its legal duties under the Act. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at: https: // www. mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/ Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.
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1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension, benefits and discount packages.
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