Salary: £27,798 - £37,448 (with progression to £44,856)
Closing Date: 18 July 2012
You will work on a clinical research project funded by the Newcastle Lewy body Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) investigating biomarkers (imaging, CSF and blood) in prodromal DLB. You will be involved in the recruitment phase of the study, and there would be an opportunity for suitable candidates to register for an MD or PhD. This position offers an exciting opportunity to obtain research experience and join a vibrant and expanding research team on Lewy body dementia within Newcastle. The post would be suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in Old Age Psychiatry/ Psychiatry, Neurology or Geriatric Medicine/ Medicine.
You will have an MRCPsych , MRCP or equivalent as well as excellent clinical and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work within a team. Experience in the assessment of older people and those with dementia is essential as is experience of or an interest in clinical research.
The research will be undertaken within the Institute for Ageing and Health , linking closely with the specialist Clinical Research Facility (Clinical Ageing Research Unit) and the imaging and other excellent research facilities on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality. You will be working with a research team including Professors Ian McKeith and John O’Brien and Drs Alan Thomas and John-Paul Taylor.
Tenable from September 2012 for three years.
Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Alan Thomas , Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: 0191 445 5212 or Professor John O’Brien , Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 0191 248 1310. Newcastle University - 10 months ago