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Clinical Academic Fellow

Bangor University

Bangor, United Kingdom

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the post is to provide the clinical supervision and input into the work with participants under the direction Prof Robert Rogers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Research duties will include:

  • Design and conduct of an experimental medicine protocol;
  • Selection of cognitive and emotional assessments;
  • To provide medical supervision and follow-up monitoring for an experimental medicine study protocol in (non-clinical) adult volunteers;
  • To supervise, develop and support clinical assessment of mental health in study volunteers with reference to study inclusion/exclusion criteria;
  • To advise in the design and execution of drug protocols including providing support in the dosing and treatments in study participants;
  • To assist and supervise the collection of biochemical assays and provide interpretation against stated inclusion/exclusion criteria;
  • All aspects of quantitative data analysis;
  • Participation in research seminars and dissemination of our findings;
  • Preparation of research manuscripts for publication;
  • Lead the development of follow-up research proposals and studies;
  • Other duties and responsibilities specific to the role. This could include other areas that the role holder would be expected to complete to support or participate in the research project.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The post holder will be expected to participate in joint performance reviews and developmental activities with both Bangor University and BCUHB;
  • The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality polices and statements, Dignity at work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme;
  • The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other member of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post older is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments;
  • The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts;
  • The post holder must comply with the terms set out in their honorary BCUHB contract which is interdependent to the Bangor University contract.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice;
  • Specific psychiatric training (e.g. Core Training) or possession of the MRCPsych diploma or an equivalent qualification recognized by the RCPsych;
  • Willingness to supervise student training in mental health assessments;
  • Excellent note and record-keeping (e.g. for drug protocols).

Desirable 

  • Research experience in psychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology, mood-related illnesses (esp. bipolar disorder) or addictive behaviours;
  • PhD or MD and evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals; all theses or dissertations should have been submitted;
  • Evidence of potential to develop into an independent principal investigator (including an appropriate track-record of publications);
  • Experience in drug development or experimental medicine models;
  • Evidence of dissemination ‘good practice’ effectively to others;
  • Evidence of commitment to translation research into clinical practice;
  • An understanding of the bilingual nature of the area and the institution.
  • Driving license. 

Skills/Abilities

Essential 

  • Clear interest in neuroscience research (basic, translational and clinical);
  • Evidence of experience in the clinical assessment of mood disorders and addictions, preferably in young people;
  • Ability to prioritise work load and work to deadlines;
  • Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability to work independently, to take the initiative, and to innovate;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Experience of conducting administrative duties efficiently and effectively;
  • Demonstrable computer skills, including MS Office, Powerpoint, Excel. 

Desirable

  • Evidence of successful external networking and profile-raising;
  • Some administrative and organisational experience, related to academic development or equivalent;
  • Evidence of disseminating own ‘good practice’ effectively to others and taking up of ‘good practice’ from other sources into own work.

Other

Desirable

  • The ability to speak Welsh.

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