Clinical Research Fellow

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic, organised and capable clinical research fellow to work towards a PhD within a multidisciplinary translational research team. You will be involved in a Kidney Research UK project that aims to determine the effect of intravenous iron repletion on skeletal muscle metabolism and energetics in non-anaemic non-dialysis dependent renal patients.

The project forms part of a larger 7-center randomised trial of the impact of iron repletion on exercise capacity in this population. The post holder will be primarily responsible for patient recruitment and consent, skeletal muscle biopsies, quantification of in-vivo skeletal muscle phosphocreatine and ATP content using 31-Phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy, measurement of ex-vivo muscle energetics using high resolution respirometry, upkeep of accurate records in accordance with current regulatory requirements, preliminary statistical analyses, and liaising with research partners.

The post holder will undertake other appropriate tasks. The post holder should be GMC registered, be a Core Medical Trainee or Specialist Registrar in medicine, have knowledge of renal medicine, have experience of UK clinical systems and patients, have a BSc, MSc or equivalent degrees, and ideally have some research experience. This is a fixed term post until 31 December 2020. The post holder will be supervised by Dr Darlington Obinnaya Okonko (BHF Consultant Cardiologist & Clinician Scientist) and Professor Iain Macdougall (Professor of Renal Medicine) and will be based in the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at Denmark Hill and the renal unit at King’s College Hospital.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

This is a fixed term position until 31 December 2020.