College of Medicine & Health

Two full time posts are available from 1 June 2021 on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2024.

Summary of the role

These roles are an exciting opportunity to join a leading Neurodegenerative Imaging research group, led by Professor Marios Politis, Professor of Neurology and Director of the recently opened Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the University of Exeter Medical School. Professor Politis’ research involves using cutting edge PET and MRI scanners to understand how the brain works, and to gain insight into how best to prevent and treat diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

Two Clinical Research Fellows are required for a highly prestigious research programme in genetic Parkinson’s disease funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation (USA). The primary aim of the study is to understand the mechanisms underlying the premotor stages and the progression of Parkinson’s disease with a focus on neuroinflammation. The role will involve performing detailed clinical and neuropsychological assessments, PET and MR imaging scans in patients with familial and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease; as well as conducting analysis of neuroimaging, statistics, presentations, writing publications and funder reports.

Candidates must be fully registered with the GMC at the time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.

The post holders will be employed in the University. An honorary appointment with the NHS will be arranged for expletion of duties related to the clinical research project.

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The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Further information

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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