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  • Advert number: 301972-0
  • Posted Date: 01/05/12
  • Closing Date: 25/05/12


Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Clinical Research Fellow in Multiple Sclerosis

Grade E64: £30,992 - £49,670 p.a.
Fixed Term three years from date of appointment

Applications are invited for a clinical research fellowship in multiple sclerosis within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. This is a new post funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Society (UK). The post offers the opportunity to work within a dynamic and expanding research team with a focus on translational projects combining clinical and imaging research outcomes for neuroprotective strategies in multiple sclerosis. The appointment is for one year in the first instance with funding for up to three years (DPhil or MD) subject to good progress in the first year.

Applicants should have completed general professional training, hold GMC registration and have MRCP (or equivalent). Previous research experience is not essential although suitably qualified candidates will be encouraged to study for a higher degree. Those with NTNs seeking a period out of programme (OOPE) for research or sub-specialist training, or who hold a higher degree and wish to participate in post-doctoral clinical research or subspecialist clinical training in multiple sclerosis, neuro-opthalmology and imaging are welcome to apply.

The primary supervisor will be Dr Matt Craner, consultant neurologist and senior research fellow and co-supervision by Dr Jackie Palace. In addition to involvement with clinical trials there will be the opportunity to develop imaging and visual outcome measures relevant to neuroprotective treatment strategies in multiple sclerosis and its allied disorders. The MS unit has close collaborative projects with Prof. Lars Fugger (genetics and immunology), Prof. Margaret Esiri (neuropathology) and FMRIB (imaging) and provides further opportunities within these areas.

The closing date for applications is: Midday, Friday 25th May 2012

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after this date and appointment commences in July 2012.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please visit and search for ref: 102789

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