Researcher in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
University College London Institute for Women's Health
United Kingdom

Clinical Research Fellow/Clinical Training Fellow, - Ref:1804134

UCL Department / DivisionInstitute for Women's Health
Specific unit / Sub departmentMaternal and Fetal Medicine
Location of positionLondon
Hours Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)Clinical Research Fellow – CL7: £35,661 - £44,392 per annum / Clinical Training Fellow – StR scale: £36,219 - £52,178 per annum or Junior Doctor Payscale: £40,283 - £50,224 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities

There is a post available for a Clinical Research Fellow/Clinical Training Fellow to work jointly in the Research Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Institute for Women’s Health and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, with the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering through the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). It is expected that the post holder will apply to take a doctoral degree at UCL (PhD).

The post is funded jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) via the GIFT-Surg project.

The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary team to test our technical achievements in a preclinical environment. The post will have a primary focus on developing stem cell and other therapeutic approaches delivered to the fetus to treat congenital abnormalities. The postholder will explore the development of stem cell and gene therapies with a view to testing them out pre-clinically.

The candidate will become an expert in developing and translating advanced fetal therapies and associated novel technologies into the clinic including negotiating regulatory and ethical aspects. They will join a team of clinicians, scientists and students working in this novel area of research and be responsible for the daily running of the project. It is expected that the post holder will apply to take a doctoral degree at UCL (PhD).

The candidate will be responsible for preparing experimental research protocols and follow a sequence of initial testing in mock up models of animals and continue in dedicated animal experiments for the study of feasibility, efficacy and safety including full histological analysis of tissues. Selected technological advances will then be taken into the clinic.

The appointment is available from 1st September 2019 and the duration of the post is 12 months in the first instance and may be extended to 36 months.

The post is also open for Clinical Training Fellows who hold an allocated NTN number, completing their Specialty Registrar Training, For Clinical Training Fellows the pay scale would correspond with the StR scale or JDPS scale.


Key Requirements

The successful candidate will be a highly organised individual, who are flexible and can work well in a diverse team of researchers across several sites in the UK and in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

The candidate must have a medical degree and a strong interest in fetal therapy. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Experience in aspects of laboratory management and research would be desirable.


Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Professor Anna David for more information on the post.

If you have any queries regarding application to the vacancy, please contact Christina Ahlfors: or 020 3108 2033
UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date19 Jun 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications23:59
Interview dateTBC
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of our long-term commitment and 'beacon' status in advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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