Clinical Research Fellow in Imaging (2 x vacancies available) Ref 0483

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Fixed term until 31 July 2022 
Reference: 0483
Salary: Clinical academic below the level of consultant (post 2009 scale) pay scale from £33,127 and rising to £58,593 per annum, pro rata (if applicable) basic salary dependent on clinical seniority
Placed on: 11 February 2019
Closing date:
25 March 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date:
01 August 2019

Job description

Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) is pleased to offer a Clinical Research Fellowship based in the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre on the University of Sussex site in Falmer to commence on 01 August 2019.

Applications are invited from qualified medical practitioners who have completed Foundation training or equivalent, and who can demonstrate potential for development as a clinical academic.  

The post-holder will be based at the BSMS Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC), which comprises 64-slice PET-CT and 3T and 1.5T MR imaging systems, and will work with academics and radiographers on a research programme that is both relevant to the interests of the Centre and tailored to the interests of the successful applicant.  

The post-holder will also work on a day-to-day basis supporting the CISC  radiographers and provide clinical cover including any medical emergencies.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to the novel undergraduate teaching programme in imaging that has been developed at BSMS, including involvement with interactive computer-based imaging practical classes and Student-Selected Components based at CISC.   

The post will provide excellent training and experience in imaging research either in PET-CT or MRI or both, and would especially suit someone aiming for an academic career in neuroradiology, neurology, neuroscience or psychiatry.

Whilst in post, the post-holder will be expected to register and complete an MD, PhD or other research qualification with BSMS or one of its partner universities. The fees associated with an MD/PhD will be funded by the Centre as will any associated agreed scanning. The appointment will be for up to 3 years.

Further particulars of the very active and dynamic research and teaching undertaken at BSMS are available on the Medical School website (

For further information about this post, please contact Professor Mara Cercignani, Academic Director of the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (Email:; Telephone 01273 877879)

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How to apply

Download our clinical academic application form [DOC 176.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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