Clinical Research Fellow job in London at St Georges University Of London

Clinical Research Fellow

Company: St George's University of London

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Oct 09, 2017

St. George's, University of London  INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY clinical research fellow job Ref: 353-17 JOB DESCRIPTION Post TitleClinical Research FellowGradeCRFTenureFixed term for 1 yearResponsible toDr. Timothy PlancheAccountable toProfessor Julian Ma, Institute Director  This is aunique opportunity for a research fellow to be involved in clinical research in infectious diseases primarily based within the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s University of London (SGUL). The Institute is involved in infection related research and teaching programmes and it has strong links to St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust. The Institute has a strategy to build strength in depth in areas of international-level excellence: specifically, antimicrobial resistance, novel diagnostics and therapeutics, and global health. The Institute aims to maintain and grow the capacity to implement research across basic science and product development through to clinical trials. It has many major research groups led by clinical and non-clinical Principal Investigators and attracts a major portion of grant funding within St George’s.  The Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) is a research organisation funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its main aim is to improve NHS services by 1) identifying research questions relevant to clinical practice; 2) finding potential interventions with a clear, measurable outcome; 3) implementing evidence-based interventions in NHS hospitals and evaluating the effect. The Infection Theme is one of the eight streams funded by CLAHRC South London and its projects are developed in three collaborating NHS trusts: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SGUHFT), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT). St George’s University Hospitals leads one of the two active projects within the Infection Theme, the Gram-negative bacteraemia (GNB) project. This on-going project started in 2014 and aims to identify and implement interventions able to to improve the management and service delivery of patients with GNB in NHS hospitals. The Phase 1 of the project recruited a large cohort of patients with GNB. The Phase 2 will evaluate the impact of interventions aiming to 1) identify risk factors for invasive infection (bacteraemia), 2) reduce the time-around time to microbiology results, which is critical to choose the appropriate antimicrobial therapy and to avoid unnecessary use of antimicrobials. The effect of these interventions will integrate and complement that of others, such as the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, which impact is mainly the first few hours after the onset of infection. This will help to define an optimal in-hospital pathway care for treating patients with GNB and with sepsis in general.  The principal role of the post holder is to work in the Phase 2 of the projects within the Infection theme. He or she will be mainly based at SGUL and the work will develop across the three CLAHRC SL sites.  The post is for 1 year and suitable for a Medicine graduate with at least a year’s experience in implementation science or translational medicine. Main Duties and Responsibilities: To assist with the coordination of the Gram-negative bacteraemia project across the three sites. To coordinate the centralisation of stored blood culture samples and organise the shipment to the reference laboratories, as required.To participate in the roll-out of the intervention/interventions during the Phase 2 of the bacteraemia project across the three participant sites. To collect the data generated during Phase 2.To assist under supervision with the data cleaning of the bacteraemia project database. To work in conjunction with other members of the team in preparing reports as required and/or publications to communicate relevant results to the NHS as a whole and the academic community.  To participate in regular meetings with all the participant centres when required.To work with other project within the Infection Theme in data collection when reasonable. To ensure that all data is recorded accurately and complies with the requirements of the study protocol and the Data Protection Act.To assist in the liaison with other related Themes within the CLAHRC South  London, when relevant to the Infection theme projects, such as Patient and Public Involvement.To work in conjunction with senior colleagues in preparing submissions to the Joint Research Office, Competent Authorities and Ethics Committees.To lead relevant meetings associated with the research project or related activities.To take lead responsibility for resolving problems affecting the delivery of the research project.To observe the confidentiality of patient data at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act.To adhere to all clinical protocols for the participant NHS centers, where applicable.To adhere to SGUL SOPs, policies, guidelines and current legislation including Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Data Protection, Intellectual Property and No Smoking.To be responsible for management of own time and workload. Administration To ensure that clinical study records are accurately maintained.To access computer network as required to retrieve and input relevant information.      To participate in relevant professional activities, such as departmental research seminars.      To assist with administration related to this and other CLAHRC projects.  Personal, Education, Training & Development To keep up to date with Divisional, SGUL, NHS and EU developments for the implementation of clinical research      To take part in the SGUL Training & Education Programme as appropriateTo keep up to date with current and potential research and information relevant to the care of patients in the clinical areas.To maintain current knowledge by attending relevant courses and conferencesTo undertake individual performance review.To identify learning needs in relation to specialist area of practice.To contribute to the research group meetings and discussions regarding research, training and education.To continue your own professional development, keeping updated with current practice and maintaining a professional portfolio. Staff Management and Development To act as a resource and role model to less experienced staff and other members of the research team.To facilitate and maintain effective communication within the research team. Other Duties To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.To work on other research projects within CLAHRC or infectious diseases research groups as deemed appropriate to Grade and Clinical SkillsPerson Specification CriteriaDescriptionEssential/DesirableHow it isto be testedQualificationsMedical degreeESS, AFProvisional or Full GMC registrationEAFMRCP or equivalentDSS, AFAdult and/or Paediatric life support qualification DAFExperienceMedically qualified to at least Foundation Year Two Level or equivalentESS, AF, INTAt least 1 year’s experience in implementation science or translational medicineESS, AF, INTKnowledge/ SkillsInterest in infectious diseases, microbiology and antimicrobial resistanceESS,INTExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsEINTAn understanding of Good Clinical PracticeESSAbility to develop and deliver high-quality research and to publish in peer-reviewed journalsDINTFlexible, Enthusiastic, Initiative. Good organisational and record keeping skillsEAF, INTComputing skills, data management, statistics, analytic skillsDAF, INTPersonal AttributesGood use of initiative and strong organisational and record keeping skillsEAF, INT Demonstrates commitment to embedding practices which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunityESS Key:AF=Application Form, CV=Curriculum Vitae, SS=Selection/Supporting Statements, ST=Selection Test/Presentation, INT=Interview Note: Elements marked SS (Supporting Statements) in the Person Specification will be highlighted in Step 6 (Supporting Statements) on the online application form.  Applicants’ answers to Step 6 are an essential part of the selection process.  Applicants should write individual supporting statements to demonstrate how their qualifications, experience, skills and training fit each of the elements highlighted in this section. Applicants should address other elements of the Person Specification in Step 7 (Additional Information).  Shortlisting will be based on applicants’ responses to Step 6 and Step 7. Therefore applicants should complete both sections as fully as possible on the online application form.   DateAugust 2017   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  About St George’s, University of London  Welcome to, the UK’s only independent medical and healthcare higher education institution. St George’s is a modern, innovative academic and research organisation built upon a rich history stretching back 250 years. Alumni include John Hunter, known as the father of modern surgery, and Edward Jenner, creator of the first vaccine, used to eradicate smallpox. We share a site with , one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals. Our smaller size lends a genuine community feel – students and staff can walk the corridors of our from clinical teaching room to laboratory to hospital ward or clinic. As testament to this we were voted London's best student experience for two years in a row in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Our is the focus of St George's undergraduate and postgraduate medical and biomedical programmes. Our academic staff come from a range of professional disciplines and are active researchers. They all share a common commitment to our students and ensuring the educational experience they receive is second to none. Research work at St George’s is focused within three research institutes, , and . We aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in areas including infection and immunity, heart disease and stroke, and cell signaling. We are also focused on enhancing understanding of public health and epidemiology, clinical genetics, and social care sciences. More information about St George’s, University of London can be found at .  St George’s currently offers a range of employee benefits including: Salary:Within the range of Clinical Academic Scale: £32,478 to £51,175, plus £2,162 London Allowance Hours: 40hours per week notionally.  Staff are expected to work the hours necessary to meet the requirements of the role. Annual leave:32 days per annum Plus eight UK public holidays and three days when St George’s is closed (usually between Christmas and New Year).  Part time staff receive a pro rata entitlement. Pension: Membership of competitive pension schemes with generous employer contribution and a range of extra benefits.    Flexible working Flexible working, including part-time or reduced hours of work, opportunities to work from home for many posts, and local flexibility in agreeing start and finish times of work are among the extra benefits offered by the University. TravelInterest Free Season Ticket Loan Gift Aid If you would like to make a tax-free donation to a charity of your choice, this can be arranged through our Payroll. Sports and Leisure Facilities Our Staff and students can receive discounted rates to use facilities at Tooting Leisure Centre. The council-run facilities are just minutes away from campus on Greaves Place and membership will offer use of the gym and swimming pool, along with unlimited group exercise classes, indoor cycling sessions and a discount on non-membership activities such as squash and badminton. For more information please contact the Tooting Leisure Centre Salary Sacrifice Schemes Childcare Vouchers Cycle to Work Scheme Making an application Closing date:07 November 2017 Interview date will be on 13 November 2017. As shortlisted candidates will be notified by email, it is imperative that you provide an email address that is accessed frequently.  Please quote reference 353-17 We are delighted that you are interested in working at St George’s, University of London.  You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email. We aim to respond to all candidates within 5 weeks of the closing date of the vacancy.    View full job description
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