Clinical research fellow

University of Oxford

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinical research fellow to join the fast-growing team “S.T.R.O.N.G.” (Specialised Translational Research Oriented Neuromuscular Group”) based in the department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, and part of the MDUK Oxford neuromuscular centre. The “STRONG” is involved in several innovative trials in neuromuscular disorders and Angelman Syndrome . The team are leading on, ambitious programs of digital biomarker discovery and new-born screening. Despite being a very recently established group, the STRONG group has attracted several funding from the EU, pharma partners, University of Oxford, and different charities including MDUK, FAST UK, and DMD Hub.
The research fellow will actively contribute to clinical research and participate in clinical trials as key co-investigators. This post primarily provides experience in clinical research in a multi-disciplinary academic environment, as well as the opportunity to take part in peer-reviewed publications. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to join i.e. neuromuscular clinics under the supervision of highly specialised consultants. For candidates interested in research beyond the current post, there may be the opportunity available to develop a programme towards a higher degree (PhD).

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and the conduct of clinical research
  • Participate in the literature review on gene therapy toxicity
  • Participate in conducting clinical trials as a co-investigator
  • Lead on the provision of expert technical advice and professional training for research staff relevant to the implementation of the research, in accordance with the protocol, ethics approval, SOPs and international guidelines.
  • Lead with regards clinical governance in the monitoring and reporting of the research at study sites and to trial specific data safety monitoring boards (for example reporting of serious adverse events).
  • Lead on, collaborate and liaise in the preparation of clinical reports, literature review and peer reviewed journal articles for national and international stakeholders and research funders
  • Professionally support the international research team in ensuring Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in all aspects of study implementation.
  • Conduct the research and act as a key source of information and professional research advice to other members of the team and external study sites on the clinical evaluation of children participating in the research studies.
  • Take part in the neuromuscular clinics with the neuromuscular consultants.
OXFORD, United Kingdom
Job Type
Employment Type
Full Time, Temporary
Job Location
On Site
Valid Through
23 Aug 2021
Posted On
09 Aug 2021

Organization Information

University of Oxford

University of Oxford aims to lead the world in research and education for the benefit of society both in the UK and globally. Oxford’s researchers engage with academic, commercial and cultural partners across the world to stimulate high-quality research and enable innovation through a broad range of social, policy and economic impacts.

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