BHF Clinical Research Fellow in Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes

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Vacancy ID:

10348

Location:

Leicester

Department:

Cardiovascular Sciences

Vacancy terms:

Full-time, or job share, fixed term contract for two and a half years initially, with possibility of a further six months subject to funding

Salary details:

Clinical below Consultant

Hours per week:

40

Advert closes midnight on:

23 Jul 2024

About the role

BHF Clinical Research Fellow in Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes

We are looking for a Clinical Research Fellow to join the vibrant research team at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. The post is funded by a British Heart Foundation Programme Grant awarded to Prof Gerry McCann, NIHR Research Professor, Cardiovascular Imaging Group and Biomedical Research Centre Cardiovascular Lead. You will be supervised by Professor McCann and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer Dr Gaurav Gulsin. The post holder will work in a newly established BHF Centre for Research Excellence with state-of-the-art NIHR clinical research facilities including a dedicated 3T CMR research scanner (BHF funded Siemens Vida installed in 2021) and a recently built Translational Medicine Facility for clinical research to support translational studies in cardiovascular MRI (CMR).

The primary project is to track progression of subclinical cardiac dysfunction detected by cardiac MRI in a multi-ethnic cohort of asymptomatic adults with type 2 diabetes (PREDICT study, ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT03132129). You will invite participants from the PREDICT study, who have already undergone baseline comprehensive cardiovascular phenotyping (including multiparametric stress CMR, non-contrast cardiac CT, transthoracic echocardiography, and blood biomarker analysis), for repeat assessment. This will permit assessment of longitudinal changes in cardiac structure and function, in a group at high risk of progressing to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). This work is one of the flagship projects of the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre/BHF Centre for Research Excellence and you will work closely with colleagues in the Leicester Diabetes Centre and the Leicester Institute for Precision health.

This is a fixed term contract for 2.5 years (with a view to extending for a further 6 months up to 3 years). This post is required on a temporary basis for a short-term piece of work.

The commencing salary is subject to the funding available within the grant and this may be less than the appointees Specialty training salary as the post is undertaken as an Out of Programme opportunity in order to undertake a higher degree.

Additional information Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Gerry McCann on [email protected]

Applications for job share will be considered

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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