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Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Are you medically qualified and ambitious with an interest in research and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance? Do you have experience in cardiovascular imaging? Do you want to further your career by undertaking an MD or PhD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will support and undertake research in cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) with a focus on ischaemic and diabetic heart disease. You will lead your own studies in this area, including methods development and clinical studies. You will also contribute to the work of the research group as a whole and have the opportunity to work towards Level 2 or 3 certification in CMR and complete a research degree, either as an MD or PhD. 

The University of Leeds has a long track record in CMR research. The CMR research group in the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine Division is supported by major grants from the British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council (MRC), Heart Research UK and other funders and our research is published in the highest-ranking journals including NEJM, JAMA and the Lancet. We have three dedicated research CMR scanners for clinical research based in Leeds Teaching Hospitals and a new multimodality preclinical imaging facility. The primary research interest of the group is the development and clinical translation of innovative CMR methods. 

The current post is to support a British Heart Foundation programme grant that aims to improve the understanding of diabetic heart disease using quantitative CMR methods including myocardial perfusion and spectroscopy. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Sven Plein

Tel: +44 (0)113 343, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Biomedical Imaging Science Department (BISD)
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Clinical Research Fellow
Salary:  £32,569 to £49,086 p.a.
Salary awarded depending on trainee’s current NHS pay scale and pay protection status under transitional arrangements (£32,569 - £49,086 p.a. or £37,191 - £47,132 p.a.)
Working Time:  100% full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 December 2021)
Release Date:  Friday 09 August 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 September 2019
Reference:  MHLCM1192
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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