Clinical Research Fellow - Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry / William Harvey Research Institute (2 positions)

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry / William Harvey Research Institute

Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Clinical Research Fellow

Post Information: These are two Clinical Research Fellow posts to undertake research degrees (PhD or MDres) at Queen Mary University of London. The fellows will conduct research evaluating novel quantitative imaging technology in a range of cardiac conditions. There is a focus on quantitative CT imaging applications. The facilities will be those offered by the Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, William Harvey Research Institute and the Cardiac Imaging department of the Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. The Somatom FORCE CT scanner installed in 2016 is a third generation dual source CT scanner and is exclusively dedicated to cardiac imaging. Our unit receives >4,000 referrals for cardiac CT per year (2016-2017). The Barts Heart Centre is the largest single cardiovascular practice in the UK and among the top largest in Europe and United States.

Post Requirements: in addition to the essential and desirable requirements (listed separately), the candidate will have to work flexibly which may include early start/late finish, and occasionally weekends.

The post is full time and for 3 years (starting from October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter). Salary will be in the range £31,931 - £40,491 per annum plus £1,470 London allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Francesca Pugliese, Reader In Cardiovascular Imaging, WHRI, Queen Mary University of London

Closing date: 08-Aug-2017

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Applications are invited for a post of Clinical Fellow (post-CCT) in Cardiac Radiology, based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. The post is to cover maternity leave for a period of 6 to 12 months commencing September 2017. Most of the studies will involve Cardiothoracic Imaging with a particular focus on cardiac CT and MRI imaging. An enthusiasm to pursue research would also be desirable.

The candidate will have dedicated CT sessions in support of the cardiothoracic caseload, as well some input into reporting HRCT. In addition to cardiac-related imaging, there will also be some sessional contribution to the more general workload of the department e.g. CT and plain film. The timetable is structured to provide adequate opportunity for the reporting of complex cases as well as preparing for relevant Multidisciplinary Meetings and Audit. There is a commitment to a 1:12 on-call rota (including weekend working with appropriate time in lieu compensation).

The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is one of the largest Cardiac centres in the UK and provides a broad range of cardiac services including PCI, coronary angiography, echocardiography (inc. 3D), and electrophysiology services. Cardiac CT and MRI is based in radiology and there are excellent working relationships between the cardiology and radiology departments. The department performs over 1300 cardiac CT examinations and over 1300 cardiac MRI examinations per year (approx. 70% adenosine stress).

The Radiology department provides a broad range of diagnostic and interventional services. 
A hospital-wide Carestream PACS is installed and all radiologists have access to full 3D functionality (including cardiac) on all workstations throughout the department. The Radiology Department was the first site in the world to install a Toshiba Aquilion ONE Vision Next Generation 640-slice CT in October 2013 and has very recently installed a Toshiba GENESIS 640-slice machine. Both scanners are used for cardiac CT studies as well as general work. General and some thoracic imaging is performed on a Toshiba Aquilion CXL 64 slice. The department also has 3 cardiac-optimised Siemens 1.5T MRI scanners (Aera, Avanto and Essenza). The Royal Bournemouth Hospital is a reference site for Toshiba (CT), Siemens (MRI, angiography (including IVUS and cardiac angiography), and Vital Images (advanced 3D server-based thin-client solution deployed across entire radiology department).

Applicants must have had at least 5 years’ training in Clinical Radiology in the UK, or equivalent. A Postgraduate qualification in clinical radiology (FRCR or equivalent) is essential. Candidates must hold, or be eligible to hold, full GMC registration in the UK. An enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team are essential.

Closing Date: June 29th, 2017

Application via NHS jobs website on:    

Job reference 153-M2516

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Russell Bull, Consultant Radiologist, telephone 07525 363366, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..