Clinical Research Fellow

University of Leeds

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Are you medically qualified and ambitious with an interest in cardiovascular care and outcomes research? Do you want to further your career by undertaking an MD in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will support and undertake original and investigator-led cardiovascular epidemiological and health services research. You will work closely with experts at the University of Leeds, and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK.

You will be medically qualified with MRCP, full GMC registration and undertaking specialist training in Cardiology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As Clinical Research Fellow your main duties will include:

  • Conducting high-quality research contributing to the development of projects, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
  • Taking responsibility for the successful day to day running of specific cardiovascular projects, including involvement in the European United Registries for Heart Care evaluation and Randomised trials (EuroHeart).
  • Agreeing and implementing clear priorities with your line manager for cardiovascular projects.
  • Communicating or presenting research results at a local and international level.
  • Building internal and external contacts for the exchange of information and for future collaboration.
  • Independently writing reports and preparing papers leading to high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, or other recognised forms of output, as appropriate.
  • Evaluating methods and techniques used and results obtained by other researchers and to relate such evaluations appropriately to your own work.
  • Keeping abreast of the literature and maintain a good working knowledge of the background and current developments in the field of the project.
  • Working both independently and also as part of a larger team of researchers, engaging in knowledge-transfer activities where appropriate and feasible.
  • Maintaining own continuing professional development by undertaking training where required.

Clinical Duties

You will undertake outpatient clinical work with Professor Gale at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, circa one day per week. Any additional clinical work will be in agreement with your supervisors.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Christopher Gale, Professor (Clinical)

Email: [email protected]

Additional Information
Working at Leeds 

We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role.  We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page. 

Our University  

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.  Within the School of Medicine, we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

Criminal Records

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such, applicants are required to declare criminal records accordingly.  Appointees may also be required to complete a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and where relevant, equivalent overseas authorities.

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Clinical and Population Science Department (CPSD)
Category:  Clinical
Clinical Research Fellow

£35,254 to £58,398
per annum
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024 – due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 18 May 2023
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 June 2023
Reference:  MHLCM1332
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