Salary: Between £35,155 - £47,959 plus London weighting
Location: South Kensington Campus
Successfully responding to the threat of pandemic extends beyond
containment and delaying spread. It also requires the optimal use of hospital resources to prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed, preventing unnecessary deaths as well as predicting the resulting long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.
The main purposes of this post will be a) to provide the appointee with time,
resources and encouragement to undertake directed imaging research in
COVID-19 and related lung conditions and b) a) to assist in the management of the SABER study (Short- And long-term outcome prediction using AI-Based image Evaluation in coRonavirus). SABER is an industry funded imagingbased biomarker development project for patients with COVID-19. The appointee will be evaluating visual, and in collaboration within our research group, computer-based methods for, predicting disease progression and monitoring response to treatment in these patients using HRCT imaging. To this achieve this goal, we are building an extensive database of COVID-19 patients using the combined resources of UK, Italian, Spanish and US hospitals working on the frontline
Duties and responsibilities
You will play a central role in the management and curation of imaging and
clinical data in patients with COVID-19 as well and assist in co-ordinating
activities with our international collaborators.
There will be opportunities to collaborate with other researchers and PhD students in the DRAGON consortium, which is a multicentre COVID-19
project led by 19 top-tier UK/EU research institutes and high-tech companies, including Cambridge University, Maastricht University, European Respiratory Society, European Lung Foundation and others.
You will have an opportunity to enhance your skills in all aspects of cardiothoracic radiology depending on your individual training needs. This will include individualized cardiac CT and thoracic CT sessions, participation in MDTs, supervised thoracic intervention lists, as well as ring fenced sessions for audit and research projects. You will also maintain and improve your skills in general clinical radiology by participating in plain film, ultrasound and CT sessions.
There is a long tradition within the department of teaching in-house
medical staff, trainees and overseas visitors. There are a large number of
departmental and clinical meetings (Appendix) which the appointee will be
expected to attend and, in some instances, oversee.
• Will hold a registration with the GMC
• Will hold a MBBS degree (or equivalent)
• Passed all six modules of the Final FRCR Part A Examination at the
time of application
• At least 2 years specialist training (or equivalent) in Radiology by time of
taking up post
• Completed audit project (in last 2 clinical years)
• Knowledge of clinical risk management and evidence informed practice
• Competent to work without direct supervision where appropriate and shows awareness of own limitations
The post is offered full time and fixed term for 24 months following a
successful probationary period, based at the South Kensington Campus
Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Simon Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Anand Devaraj, email@example.com
For technical issues when applying online please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 30th September 2021
To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED02443
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