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Position Available: BCNI Associate Clinical Director

Department of Psychiatry, Vacancy Reference No: RN08179  Salary: £74,504-£100,446. Limit of tenure applies*. Closing date: 5 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: Week beginning 13 June 2011.

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Clinical Director at the University of Cambridge MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute (BCNI: Director Professor TW Robbins; Clinical Director Professor ET Bullmore). The main objectives of the Institute are to identify neural systems with defined cognitive or behavioural functions that underlie different forms of cognitive dysfunction and psychopathology; and to explore how these systems can be modulated pharmacologically. The successful candidate will support clinical studies of the BCNI, which are mainly focused on experimental medicine and imaging (fMRI and PET) research.

The successful candidate will assist Prof Ed Bullmore with strategic aspects of the BCNI's clinical research and clinical training programmes. The successful candidate may also provide and coordinate medical supervision of psychopharmacological studies, screening of volunteers and patients, as well as collection of clinical, imaging and biomarker data. Additionally, they will be expected and have opportunities to conduct their own research and authorship of peer-reviewed publications is strongly encouraged.

The post holder will be based at the newly refurbished Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Addenbrooke's Hospital Site, Cambridge.

Applicants must be medically qualified with full GMC registration and ideally will have gained clinical experience in psychiatric or neurological services. They should be able to demonstrate effective multidisciplinary team working and communication skills. It would be highly desirable if candidates had previous experience of fMRI and/or PET.

The post would be ideal for candidates with Membership of one of the medical Royal Colleges, looking for a grounding in neuroimaging research. An honorary contract with the NHS Trust will be needed. Depending on the successful candidate's experience and accreditation, the honorary contract will be at Consultant or Specialist Registrar level.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Bullmore

Completed applications should include CV with names of three referees and completed form CHRIS/6 Parts I, II and III (downloadable from ) and should be emailed to Mrs Lorraine Coulson Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site, University of Cambridge, CB2 3EB

* Limit of tenure: 31st December 2013

Closing date: 5 June 2011. Planned Interview dates: Week beginning 13 June 2011.

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Posted on 11/05/2011

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