Job Title: Clinical Research Fellow
Description: An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Research Fellow to undertake an exciting and ambitious project using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to investigate left atrial blood flow dynamics and their impact on thrombogenesis. You will work closely with Professor Barbara Casadei (BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist), Dr Marco Spartera (Consultant Cardiologist), and Dr Rohan Wijesurendra (Post-CCT Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine). We have developed experience in using CMR 4D flow techniques to reproducibly assess left atrial blood flow parameters, and shown that an abnormal left atrial blood flow phenotype is independently associated with prevalent embolic brain infarcts, irrespective of heart rhythm. The current project will build on this foundation, aiming to both advance the research and development of the technique, with further development of the 4D Flow sequence and post-processing software, and to investigate the opportunity to address relevant clinical questions in patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease (e.g. atrial fibrillation, stroke, heart failure). We are well placed to undertake these investigations in Oxford, with access to cutting-edge CMR scanners and techniques as well as expertise across the relevant clinical and technical disciplines. Your main responsibilities will include obtaining necessary ethical and regulatory approval, recruiting patients and healthy volunteers, working with technical collaborators to develop and improve imaging sequences and post-processing software, acquiring and analysing data, and drafting scientific outputs. Training will be provided locally in the necessary project-specific skills, and access is also available to a large portfolio of generic skills courses delivered within the Medical Sciences Division (e.g. statistics, presentation skills, etc.).You will be require to hold a primary medical degree and GMC registration. Relevant clinical experience in cardiology and/or experience or aptitude in programming or physics would be desirable. This is a full time appointment on a fixed term contract for 2 years John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online; you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 25 November 2022 can be considered. Interviews are scheduled to place on 07 December 2022.
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
Job Type: Research Fellowship
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Closing Date: 25/11/2022