Clinical Research Fellow in Cough and Respiratory Physiology​ - Tenders Global

Clinical Research Fellow in Cough and Respiratory Physiology​

King's College London

Job id: 075785. Salary: £40, 492 – £48, 918 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 02 October 2023. Closing date: 08 October 2023.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Human & Applied Physiological Sciences.

Contact details:Dr Peter Cho. [email protected]

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Research.

Job Description

The Clinical Research Fellow (CRF) will be an integral part of the Cough and Respiratory Physiology Research team at King’s College Hospital. The primary focus will be to investigate the burden and prevalence of cough and symptoms of cough hypersensitivity in chronic respiratory diseases. In addition, the CRF will be part of the cough research team at King’s College Hospital, and will facilitate the everyday running of clinical trials on cough.


Staff with clinical responsibilities have formal lines of accountability to both King’s College London and the NHS Trust(s) with which they hold an honorary contract. This is reflected in both the substantive and honorary contracts issued to staff on appointment and it should be noted that the honorary NHS contract is essential for the proper performance of the duties of employment with King’s College London as is registration with the General Medical Council. In the event that the honorary contract or registration is revoked or suspended, continuation of employment with King’s College London will be reviewed and may be terminated.

The related nature of the substantive and honorary NHS contracts requires that information concerning both academic and clinical duties and regarding individuals is shared between the College and related Trust(s). Such information will include matters of performance, conduct and health. Clinical staff are required to be appraised jointly by King’s College London and NHS managers and also to comply with the policies and procedures of the College and NHS necessary to proper performance of duties.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract till 1st October 2024.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities

  • To perform cough and respiratory physiology research procedures, including participant assessment, informed consent, clinical examination, questionnaires, capsaicin challenge test, respiratory muscle testing and research record keeping.
  • To facilitate successful enrolment and completion, the study may require commitment to working out of hours (time recognised in lieu).
  • To take responsibility for specific study-related medical decisions within their expertise, and, where appropriate, in consultation with the Study Investigators.
  • To take responsibility for the care of patients who are taking part in clinical trials and liaise with the study physicians as appropriate.
  • To help recruit patients into all cough and respiratory physiology clinical trials, this task will require administrative input including phoning patients and scheduling appointments.
  • To ensure participant retention by building and maintaining relationships with study participants.
  • To maintain accurate and accessible study documentation and provide formal reports where required.
  • To prepare and make available study documentation for monitoring and audit.
  • To interact and collaborate with all members of the multi-disciplinary cough and respiratory physiology research team.
  • To participate in research meetings and internal seminars.
  • To work in accordance with Kings and GSTT Hospital policies.
  • To be aware of and work within the guidelines for biomedical research set out in the Declaration of Helsinki (1989).
  • To work to ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  • To take responsibility for personal professional development.
  • Collaborate with other team members to generate data relating to the pathophysiology of cough and breathlessness in chronic respiratory disease
  • Contribute expertise to other projects within the group, as appropriate
  • Share research support duties with other team members
  • Contribute to the supervision of under-graduate and post-graduate project students
  • Present their data at internal and external meetings, as appropriate.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Full GMC Registration
  • UK recognised medical degree
  • Respiratory specialisation qualification (in progress or completed)
  • ALS (or equivalent) certified
  • Word processing skills
  • Ability to manage acute respiratory emergencies
  • Knowledge of cough and respiratory physiology
  • Good communication skills
  • Evidence of understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, and other agencies
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure 

Desirable criteria

  • Intercalated degree (e.g. BSc)/other qualifications
  • Presentation of research findings at international meetings
  • Basic statistical knowledge
  • Personal commitment to respiratory research

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

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