Job Vacancy

25 October 2015

Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Bart's Health NHS trust.

Band 8a Research Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Practitioner

This is will be a joint post with the substantive employer being Sports and Exercise Medicine in the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) of Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, within Queen Mary University of London. There will be an honorary contract and clinical work with the award-winning Bart's Health NHS trust MSK physiotherapy department.

Applications are invited for a band 8a research physiotherapist and extended scope practitioner to co-ordinate and drive forward a range of research projects under the academic supervision of Dr Dylan Morrissey, NIHR/HEE Clinical Reader and consultant physiotherapist. The projects include clinical trials, evidence synthesis and clinical reasoning tool development. You would join a thriving team of researchers at masters, doctoral and post-doctoral levels who also deliver two of the UK's premier SEM degrees.

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Applicants will be encouraged and assisted to apply for external funding to obtain fellowships from NIHR ICA scheme or other relevant funding bodies.

The post is full-time and fixed term for 1 year, with there being every chance of extension based on the success of subsequent grant applications. Starting salary will be approximately equivalent to Agenda for Change band 8a per annum with inner London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about SEM can be found on SEM website or Tendon research website and we have a thriving calendar of events e.g. an ongoing educational activity with 80 students and recent conferences in September on Tendon meeting and our 17th Annual Scientific meeting

The closing date for applications is 20th November 2016. Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards for a negotiable start date.

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