Research Associate in Neurogastroenterology/Deglutition Sciences

Job Reference : BM&H-11100
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 05/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : 2 years

You will form part of a team of clinical researchers looking into swallowing physiology and neurogenic dysphagia using novel neurostimulation techniques and physiological measurements.  This work will focus on the development and implementation of a number of clinical studies and trials evaluating the physiological and therapeutic role of various forms of brain stimulation in neurogenic dysphagia patients (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s Disease).

You will be expected to help conduct the studies and recruit patients for the various trials. Specifically you will be involved in the delivery of neurostimulation and collection of clinical data for patients, the assessment of swallowing including performing clinical swallowing assessments in patients, and management of various trials.  In addition you may be involved in videofluoroscopy/imaging analysis.  You will also help to analyse data and provide reports of data acquired and present work progress to the team.

Training will be provided in the neurostimulation techniques, and in image analysis.  There will also be opportunity to get training in videofluoroscopy and other clinical swallowing assessment techniques.

You will be a research associate with relevant neurophysiological experience, preferably including experience with neurologic patients and healthy subjects. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and time management skills. You will need to demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly within a multidisciplinary research environment. Some experience in whole human neurophysiological/brain imaging research and/or a higher research degree is particularly welcomed.

Posts are available on a fixed term full time basis. Appointments will be for a maximum period of 2 years.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Shaheen Hamdy, Professor of Neurogastroenterology


Tel: 0161 206 4414/4363

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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