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Funded clinical research fellowship post in vascular disease and frailty

Funded clinical research fellowship post in vascular disease and frailty

Background: We have an exciting opportunity for a clinical research fellowship based in Glasgow and themed around vascular disease and frailty.  Through a partnership of the Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, we are able to offer a funded, two-year, full-time research post working towards a higher degree of MD.  This will follow on from the work of the previous research fellow who has been very productive.

Applicants: Applicants will be clinicians in UK training schemes. The post would be particularly relevant to a trainee in vascular surgery, but applications are welcome from any clinician with an interest in vascular disease. Prior experience of research is desirable but not essential.

Project: We propose a two year program of research designed to equip the trainee with a portfolio of clinically relevant research skills. The program can be flexible to suit the trainee, but we envisage a mix of systematic review, secondary analysis of existing data and a prospective, patient facing study. The theme of the project will be the epidemiology, assessment and implications of frailty in vascular disease. 

Supervision: The trainee will benefit from an experienced multidisciplinary supervisory team, including clinicians with expertise in vascular surgery, clinical research and frailty. The team have a track record in supporting early career researchers to achieve higher degrees, publish high impact papers in scientific journals and continue research in Clinical Lecturer or equivalent roles.

Academic Environment: The post will be hosted by University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The trainee will benefit from the excellent research skills development offered by the University of Glasgow Graduate School while also gaining project specific skills and experience. Office space will be available in the two major Glasgow University Teaching Hospitals. The focus of the program is research, but there may be opportunity for interested trainees to continue clinical work through participation in on-call rotas and/or clinics.

Process:  Applications should consist of a two-page CV and a personal statement outlining the applicant’s research ambitions and why they wish to pursue this program of research (250-500 words).

Applications should be submitted by Monday 8th January 2024.

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 16th January.

The anticipation is that the successful applicant will begin their research program in August 2024.

Applications should be submitted by email to Ms. Ann Harold

Further details and enquiries should be directed to Mr Douglas Orr and Professor Terry Quinn

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