Employment opportunities within the Department of Medicine
Closing date: 17 March 2014
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Nurse to join a team headed by Professor Cox in the Department of Medicine. Our overarching goal is to develop clinical gene therapy for a severe inherited condition acutely affecting the central nervous system of infants and young children. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are relentless and lethal neurodegenerative diseases caused by genetic defects.
You will have experience in the study and care of children with neurodegenerative disorders and will have a key role in the evaluation, selection, recruitment and coordination and conduct of this trial. You will be central to interactions with patients and their carers – as well as members of the team involved in the conduct of the Phase I/II clinical of rAAV vector-mediated gene transfer in up to 12 patients (6 infants and 6 children) with GM2 gangliosidosis. The team will involve a project manager, clinical trials manager, neurosurgical staff radiologists and clinicians. The disease progresses rapidly so secondary outcome measures will be determined in relation to the contemporary natural course of this illness.
Informal inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Liz Morris on 01223 274634.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance. The department would be willing to consider secondment from the Trust.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires NMC Registration and a Research Passport application.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please also upload your covering letter and CV. The closing date for this post is Monday 17th March 2014.
Please quote reference RC02867 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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