Clinical Research Fellow in Heart Failure and Type 2 Diabetes
University of Leicester Department:Cardiovascular Sciences
United Kingdom



Vacancy ID:1114
Department:Cardiovascular Sciences
Vacancy terms:Full-time open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available for three years.
Salary details:Up to £39,354 per annum
Hours per week:40
Advert closes midnight on:20 Jun 2019
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About the role

This post is part of a package of support provided by the NIHR in relation to the Research Professorship awarded to Prof McCann. You will be based at Glenfield Hospital and work in state of the art NIHR clinical research facilities including a dedicated 3T CMR research scanner (Siemens Skyra, with an additional BHF funded Siemens Vida being installed in 2019) and a recently built Translational Medicine Facility for clinical research to support translational studies in cardiovascular MRI (CMR). The primary project is to develop a clinical risk score for the presence of subclinical cardiovascular dysfunction detected by cardiac MRI in a multi-ethnic cohort of asymptomatic adults with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (PREDICT study). Other strands of the research programme include a biomarker diagnosis of early heart failure and intervention studies of patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and diabetes. This work is one of the flagship projects of the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and you will work closely with colleagues in the Leicester Diabetes Centre and the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute.

About you

The post is suitable for a clinically trained investigator, particularly those in specialist training for cardiology, or for those eligible and planning to enter the specialist training grade who wish to pursue a career in cardiac imaging and who are interested in pursuing a period of full time research leading to a higher degree (MD or PhD).

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof Gerry McCann on or 0116 258 3038.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on the morning of 3 July or the afternoon of 5 July 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the appointee will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore, an appointment to this post will be subject to checking and appropriate clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The successful applicant for this post will, therefore, be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.


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