Edinburgh Imaging

25 Jan 19. Job - Clinical Research Fellow

A clinical research fellow is required to work on studies of Small Vessel Diseases in stroke and dementia. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council as part of clinical research on vascular causes of dementia in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Edinburgh.

Job reference: 044294


Post: Clinical Research Fellow in Studies of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease


Salary: AMN2 (£33,131-£49,091)
Department:  Clinical Sciences / Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (Dementia Research Centre)


Closing date: 18th February 2019


Applicants can apply here.


Job Purpose 

The clinical research fellow will work on studies of how cerebral small vessel diseases (SVD) lead to different lesion outcomes seen on magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI), different clinical presentations, and effect of interventions in two ongoing clinical trials (LACI-2 and TREAT@SVDs).

The studies use advanced MRI, retinal imaging and systemic vascular measures to assess small vessel function, including MRI diffusion, blood-brain barrier, cerebrovascular reactivity, pulsatility, blood flow, and spectroscopy, supported by a large multidisciplinary team of imaging and SVD experts. 

The post is funded through the Edinburgh Dementia Research Centre in the UK DRI Dementia Research Institute, and is central to a portfolio of studies investigating SVDs funded by Fondation Leducq (Perivascular Spaces Transatlantic Network of Excellence), EU Horizon 2020 (SVDs@Target), British Heart Foundation (LACI-2 trial) and Stroke Association/BHF/Als Soc (R4VaD study).

The post is funded for 3 years and provides a superb opportunity to obtain a PhD.

Application deadline:

Deadline: 18th February 2019

Applicants can apply here.


Further details here.