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Clinical Research Fellow in Pulmonary Imaging

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom


This is an opportunity for a Clinical Specialist Registrar to work in the Pulmonary MRI Research Group at the University of Sheffield, where significant technological development work has been undertaken to establish the group as a world centre in
this emergent branch of diagnostic pulmonary imaging with proton and hyperpolarised gas MRI. The pulmonary imaging group are internationally recognised for research in the MR methodology for hyperpolarised gas and proton.

This post will allow the candidate to undertake a formalised period of research towards a higher degree (e.g. MD or PhD), as a result of the research undertaken during the post.

Candidates should have an MRCP (or equivalent), clinical pulmonary experience and experience in the recognition, assessment and management of patients with interstitial lung disease is essential. This post is fixed-term for 2 years.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

 Design and implement clinical research studies involving patients with Interstitial lung diseases with lung imaging, pulmonary function tests and clinical outcome measures.

 Recruit patients to clinical imaging studies.

 Analyse multi-modality imaging and biomarker data for correlation with diagnostic and prognostic markers of disease severity and progression.

 Design clinical trials for the testing of imaging outcome measures of intervention.

 Undertake several NHS sessions per week of clinical duties within the STH respiratory clinics focused on general respiratory disease and ILD - supervised by Dr Stephen Bianchi and Professor Steve Renshaw.

 Participate in ongoing Pulmonary imaging research in the POLARIS group.

 Contribute to the development of proposals for external funding of research.

 Publish in high quality peer reviewed national and international journals.

 Present research at national and international conferences/meetings as appropriate.

 Develop research networks locally, nationally and internationally in support of the research programme.

 Take part in knowledge-transfer activities, including collaborative meetings with other research groups.

 Maintain knowledge and understanding within the field/specialism, transforming and applying knowledge and acquired from scholarship to research.


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