University of Leicester
About the role
In this varied research role, you will be working within the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, Departments of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester and Cardiology at Glenfield Hospital undertaking clinical cardiac electrophysiology research. You will mainly focus on two streams of work; these will be to co-ordinate a new clinical study in risk stratification in sudden cardiac death and undertake research studying and refining techniques to improve identification of atrial regions responsible for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) maintenance.
The Cardiology group pursues a broad range of both basic and clinical research in the areas of coronary heart disease, hypertension, cardiac imaging and arrhythmias. Principle themes include: Molecular genetics of coronary heart disease and hypertension; the role of biological ageing in coronary heart disease; development of myocardial perfusion imaging and measurement in acute myocardial infarction, chronic ischaemia and failure; characterisation of the factors involved in the initiation of cardiac arrhythmias; clinical trials in coronary disease and arrhythmias.
The NIHR Leicester BRC is a partnership between the University of Leicester, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Loughborough University and the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group. It has been funded £26.1 million from December 2022 to November 2027 to carry out pioneering research into medical advancements into illnesses linked to respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity will continue to push boundaries of knowledge in clinical medicine. Three new speciality areas have joined the NIHR Leicester BRC for the first time: Personalised cancer prevention and treatment, Environment – looking at how the environment impacts on long term health conditions – and Using data to better understand multiple long term health conditions and factors specific to the health of ethnic minority populations.
Our overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for our patients. We do this by creating a collaborative workspace that allows scientists and clinicians to share their findings and deliver research that is relevant to both patients and the professionals who treat them.
You must be a GMC registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice and possessing MRCP (UK) & MB BS or equivalent. You will have a Good Clinical Practice certificate, or the ability to obtain this. You will have experience of writing scientific papers as well as a track record of publication of high-quality journal papers. Alongside this, you should have sound knowledge of IT such as the ability to use Word, Excel and Access competently.
It is anticipated that the research work undertaken will contribute to an MD or PhD degree and the appointee will be required to register to undertake this.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor G A Ng at [email protected], or on 0116 258 3297.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.
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