Clinical Research Fellow, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


This post is designed for an individual wishing to gain experience in healthcare research and clinical trials as a first step towards clinical research. NHS Grampian supports about 60-70 commercially sponsored studies each year across a wide range of clinical specialities. We are looking for a medical doctor with sound generic clinical skills to support delegated medical duties in Covid 19 vaccine clinical trials and promote Good Clinical Practice. Job Description Clinical responsibilities as research fellow will include clinical examination at screening and trial monitoring for patients participating in Covid 19 vaccine trials and other commercially sponsored studies. Experience will be gained in all aspects of study set-up and delivery as a member of a number of clinical research teams which will usually have a Medical consultant as PI and a research nurse. Additional support in research skills and mentoring will be provided by NHS Grampian R&D department and the University of Aberdeen. You will be expected to work in core hours during the week. Out of hours duties are not anticipated unless there are exceptional circumstances. Patient visits may be scheduled for early morning or evening. You will be involved in clinical procedures including:  Review eligibility criteria to determine suitability for participation in studies Consenting of participants General medical examination Speciality specific clinical examination and procedures Review of laboratory results and sign off Data entry/Review of data in electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) Other duties (if delegated by Principal Investigator) such as sign off on prescriptions Salary will be at the appropriate point on the clinical academics below the level of consultant salary scale (£35,958 - £51,166 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. As this post is externally funded by NHS it will be available for a period of six months. Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a probation period. It is the policy of the University, in line with the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003, to carry out Disclosure Scotland checks on all staff. Any offer of employment will be conditional on the completion of a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check and employment will not commence until such a check has been satisfactorily completed.

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