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NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Post-doctoral Career Development Fellowship
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Key responsibilities

• Deliver excellent research and continue training in an innovative research programme developed by the post-holder and their academic sponsor.  This must support the remit of the NIHR BRCs at King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (KHP) to deliver high quality, translational and experimental medicine research. 
• Successfully compete for external research grant funding (as PI or co-PI), or a personal career development award to support continued research training and academic career development.  
• Publish in peer-reviewed journals impactful research findings, in a timely way, and ensure appropriate acknowledgement is included in any publications arising from research undertaken during the Fellowship. 
• Lead the planning, prioritisation and organisation of work of self and others within the team. 
• Oversight of data entry, quality control and manipulation of complex datasets.   
• Confidently make decisions about analysis strategy: problem-solving challenges;  knowing when to consult with a senior member of the team; performing detailed data analysis; highlighting and prioritising research deliverables. 
• Collate, organise and edit material for inclusion in reports and other documents, including the annual reporting requirement of the NIHR and the Department of Health and Social Care. 
• Communicate research findings in both a written and a verbal format, adapting to audience, e.g. sponsors; stakeholders. 
• Present research findings at national and international conferences. 
• Liaise and establish good relationships with lead investigators; academic sponsor; other research staff; collaborators; patients / participants and students across KHP. 
• Support / guide colleagues in developing specialist knowledge and skills, e.g. providing technical advice or demonstrations in the use of specialised equipment, and contributing to collaborative, interdisciplinary research programmes. 
• Develop a collaborative network locally, nationally and internationally, as relevant, to support the research programme. 
• Attend group supervision and project team meetings as appropriate.   
• Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines and that the project is run to protocol, and to the agreed timetable, with due regard to research governance, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and information security requirements. 
• Undertake necessary training for research activities.  
The list of duties given above is not an exhaustive list and the post-holder may be asked to undertake other duties appropriate to the role and grade of the post as required. 

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 
1. PhD awarded in relevant subject area, or PhD near completion in relevant subject area. 
2. Evidence of high-quality research in a relevant subject area with knowledge of basic research methodologies 
3. Ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project 
4. Ability to prioritise a varied workload and work under pressure to meet deadlines whilst maintain a high level of quality and accuracy 
5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
6. Ambition and commitment to developing an academic research career 
7. Potential to become a leader in chosen field 
8. Publications, or evidence of potential to publish, in high impact factor journals 
9. Project proposal indicates clear involvement of service users at various stages  
10. Proposal has a realistic time plan for development of the project and dissemination of findings 
11. Fellowship time plan includes details of all relevant training that is planned to take place during the fellowship 
Desirable criteria 
1. Evidence of engagement with, and involvement of, patients and/or carers within own research work 
2. Evidence of public engagement in disseminating own research or through more general public science activities 
* Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6. 

Further information

Important:  Please refer to the  application guidance for details of additional documents that must be included with the application for this post.  Applications received with missing documentation, will not be sent forward for shortlisting.  
Interviews are planned for the week commencing 18th October – day to be confirmed. 
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance. 
mental health research; translational research; post-doctoral fellowship;  
Grade and Salary : Researcher Grade 5 £37,297 (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance) per annum (prior to award of doctorate) or King’s College London Researcher Grade 6 £38,304 (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance) per annum (post award of doctorate) Job ID : 028066
Post Date : 21-Jul-2021 Close Date : 19-Sep-2021
Contact Person : Julia Wootley Contact Details : 0207 848 0745
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