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
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.
Deadline: 18th February 2019
- Professor Joanna Wardlaw
- Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
- UK DRI Dementia Research Institute
- Fondation Leducq
- EU Horizon 2020
- MRC Medical Research Council
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Alzheimer's Research UK
- British Heart Foundation
- The Stroke Association
- Small vessel disease (SVD)
- What is a MR scan?
- What is retinal imaging?