Clinical Research Fellow


University of Edinburgh, Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, Child Life and Health and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital Edinburgh.

We are looking for a highly motivated trainee with an interest in neurology to undertake a Scotland wide case control study of epilepsy related deaths. This is the first time such a study has been undertaken in the adult Scottish population. It aims to elucidate the standard mortality rate of epilepsy, and to explore all the possible causes of premature mortality in people with epilepsy with the ultimate aim of ascertaining what percentage of them might have been avoided through better service delivery, and patient/carer education.

The successful applicant will join the multi-disciplinary epilepsy team at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh and will have the opportunity to attend epilepsy clinics, epilepsy surgery planning meetings, learn the basics of EEG and polysomnography, and if they wish, attend sleep clinics.

Applicants must have a qualification that is registrable with the General Medical Council. Applicants must have been engaged since graduation for at least one year either in scientific work bearing directly on the candidate’s profession, or in the practice of Medicine or Surgery. They will work in the South East of Scotland, either employed as a member of staff of the University of Edinburgh, or as an NHS employee, or as a research worker employed or self-financed or grant-funded, in the University of Edinburgh or an associated institution or an NHS establishment.

The post is available on a fixed term basis for 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Susan Duncan, Consultant Neurologist, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh and South East Scotland Epilepsy Service, Western General Hospital Edinburgh – 0131 537 3277, OR Dr Richard Chin, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, Dept of Child Life and Health  0131 536 084,

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