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About the role

We are recruiting two Clinical Research Fellows in Diabetes. These posts will be funded by the lifestyle theme of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. You will support translational studies in diabetes research. The primary project is to investigate how exercise and diet interventions interact with newer classes of glucose lowering therapies in the prevention or management of type 2 diabetes. We hypothesise that exercise and diet work in synergy with some medications whilst being counter-productive in others. We aim to test these empirically in order to provide patients with evidence-based recommendations for maximising their metabolic health.

You will be responsible for designing study protocols and providing medical oversight once studies are running, particularly in relation to the dose and type of prescribed therapies and participant safety during exercise testing and training.

The successful candidate will be will be based at Leicester General Hospital, working in state of the art research facilities.


About you
This post is most suited to a specialist trainee (ST3 or above) in Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Previous research and evidence of publication are advantageous.  You must be a registered medical practitioner holding a licence to practice and possessing MRCP or equivalent. You will be expected to participate in a generic postgraduate training programme. During their tenure the successful candidate will be expected to take up a post graduate research degree (MD or PhD) within the Diabetes Research Centre and participate in generic postgraduate research training at the University of Leicester.
Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. Our strength is built on the talent of our scholars, drawn to us by a mutual passion for discovery. We seek to embed an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit into our research culture, and to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrive.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

You must be in a position to take up this post by the end of December 2018 at the latest, with earlier appointments preferred. 

An appropriate honorary clinical contract will be sought from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit contact Dr David Webb; E-mail: david.webb@uhl-tr.nhs.uk