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  • Advert number: 347353-0
  • Posted Date: 06/01/14
  • Closing Date: 02/02/14

MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

Senior Clinical Researcher (Honorary Consultant) in Ageing - Ref: 1390686

The appointment will be on the UCL Clinical Academic Consultant grade. The salary range will be £77,411 - £103,613 per annum according to seniority, inclusive of London Allowance. We are looking to recruit a Senior Clinical Researcher as a core member of the Unit’s interdisciplinary team. The team’s research is based on the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), the longest running birth cohort study in the world, with lifelong data on 5,362 British men and women followed since their birth in March 1946, so far for 67 years.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified researcher or academic with drive and initiative to develop a research portfolio on the factors acting across life that influence biological ageing and comorbidity, the capacity for resilience and adaptation, or the management of health care needs in later life. The researcher will work collaboratively with other members of the research team and specialist collaborators. The appointment includes two clinical sessions in geriatric medicine or other relevant specialty based at University College London Hospital Trust.

A medical degree, higher academic degree, RCP membership or equivalent postgraduate body, and completion of general professional training are essential. Candidates with experience of working on longitudinal studies, and a developing publication record in respiratory, musculoskeletal, sensory, metabolic or endocrine function, will be at an advantage. The individual must have the skills to supervise doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, develop productive working relationships with specialist collaborators, and ensure that duty of care protocols are effectively managed, in conjunction with clinical collaborators.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Clinical Research Fellow in Ageing - Ref: 1389289

The appointment will be on the UCL grade CL7 - £34,135 - £48,138 per annum depending on skills and experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL is also offering a Clinical Research Fellowship in Ageing (pre/post research doctorate) for up to one year, to enable a highly motivated, clinically trained researcher to develop a strong application for doctoral or intermediate MRC and WT clinical fellowships. This pump-priming funding is intended to give time to develop research collaborations and carry out relevant research leading to preliminary data or publications on which the fellowship proposal can build.

The fellowship will focus on musculoskeletal, cardio-metabolic or mental ageing, making the best use of almost seventy years of longitudinal data, and more recent ‘omics data, from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, a large representative sample of British men and women followed up since their birth in March 1946 ( The Unit has a strong postdoctoral and student community and a wide range of international collaborations.

Those wishing to discuss the posts with the Director of the Unit, Professor Diana Kuh, or who need help with the online application process, should contact Jane Johnson, email:

These posts form part of the strategic intent of UCL and UCLH to bring together clinical, population and mechanistic sciences to undertake collaborative and interdisciplinary research into ageing from the societal to the molecular level, and to translate this research into improvements in the medical care and quality of life of older people.

These posts are full time, however we will consider applications from those wishing to work 25-30 hours a week.

For further details about these vacancies and how to apply online please go to and search on the relevant Reference Number.

Closing date for both posts: 2nd February 2014
Latest time for the submission of applications: Midnight.

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