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Clinical Research Fellow

Clinical Neurosciences

Location:  College Keep
Salary:   £55,329 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term - 17.5 hours a week for 1 year (0.5 FTE)
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 July 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2793724FC

Clinical research in Psychiatry

The Faculty of Medicine and Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) are collaborating on clinical research studies, led by Professor Sam Chamberlain. This is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate candidate with strong research and organisational skills to develop their expertise in psychiatry research in the area of gambling disorder and related impulsive-compulsive conditions. Applications are invited from enthusiastic early-stage researchers to join the research team, who are medically registered with the GMC, have completed a PhD, and have undertaken some degree of training on a UK deanery/HEE (or equivalent) approved psychiatry training programme. 

The Role involves assisting Professor Chamberlain to develop clinical and research protocols and grant submissions, and participation in related research activities. The role would suit someone who wishes to take a year out of psychiatric training to help build a further research portfolio and experience. There would also be opportunities, via an Honorary Contract with Southern Health, to gain experience in clinical assessments of gambling disorder and related conditions (including training in relation to clinical measurement tools). 

About the University

Psychiatry is part of the Faculty of Medicine and is established within one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive Universities ( have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

About Southern Health

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is a large NHS Trust covering a diverse population. 

The job

This is a 0.5FTE appointment for a period of 1 years, available to start shortly. 

Please note 

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Professor Sam Chamberlain via his PA Mary Houston

The position is available to start during 2024, with some degree of flexibility on the exact start date.

*An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Please note: Successful applicants will be appointed to a different salary range (£39,260 to £53,103) if they were at ST3 on or before 2 August 2016. 

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

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Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750  or quoting the job number.

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