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Clinical Research Fellow position at the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

The Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases in the Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is looking for a Clinical Research Fellow to join the peripheral nerve group led by Professor Mary Reilly. This exciting opportunity will be suitable for a neurologist in training interested in inherited neuropathies who wants to undertake a PhD. 

The project encompasses a natural history study, biomarker development (including MRI) and clinical trials in patients with Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT). The successful applicant will enrol and follow up adults in a 3 year natural history study looking at MRI, clinical measures and plasma biomarkers. The post holder will have excellent training opportunities to broaden clinical and research skills and generate publications. The Fellow will also be able to train in all aspects (including molecular genetics) of the inherited neuropathies. 

The post is available from September 2020 (the start date is flexible) and is funded by awards from the NIH for 36 months in the first instance.To apply please click on this link Clinical Research Fellow. The closing date is 20 September 2020.

For an informal chat about the position please contact Professor Mary Reilly via her academic PA Jacky Bauer j.bauer@ucl.ac.uk

COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic raises some questions for patients being treated for neuromuscular disease. The following documents and links may help:

Guidance regarding immunosuppression - (Mike Lunn / Queen Square)

ABN COVID-19 documents index

BPNS advice for patients

International Master - Peripheral Nervous System Diseases

A top quality  international master class in peripheral nerve biology and disease based in Milan, Italy. The course involves five separate modules each of one week duration spread throughout a year.

Richard Hughes travel bursaries

The BPNS is delighted to announce the Richard Hughes bursaries in honour of Professor Richard Hughes, the first president of the BPNS. These comprise up to three travel bursaries a year, two to help fund a trainee to travel to the international Peripheral Nerve Society (up to £500 each) and one (up to £300) to attend the Spring meeting of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN).

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