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Research Fellow


Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, a salary between £31,406 and £37,467.

Grade 7 

Full Time / Fixed Term Contract up to March 2025.

Closing date: 13th June 2022

This research fellow post is to support the LAMP trial, an Innovate funded project. This project is 3-years and aims to manage the trial of a novel biomarker test, to predict and prevent miscarriage and adverse birth outcomes. The project is linked with an industry partner, IHG Pharmaco, and therefore the post holder will be responsible for manging this partnership too. Due to the fact that this is a clinical trial involving pregnant women, the role is open to trainee obstetricians wishing to gain research experience. 

Summary of the role

  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.
  • Support the setup of a multicentre randomised control trial
  • Link and liaise with other members of staff in the relevant trial sites and with the industry partner, IHG Pharmaco
  • Contribute to interpretation of data from initial reporting
  • Contribute to writing of papers and reports that arise from the trial and the research
  • Contribute to systematic reviews related to miscarriage
  • Support the development of patient reported outcomes
  • Support the development and implementation of the trial
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications/ reports and delivering presentations at seminars and conferences.
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research

Skills and Knowledge

Qualifications and Experience


  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and ability to contribute to developing new research methodologies
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project  
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort  


  • Clinical qualification and experience in Obstetrics (either medical or midwifery)
  • Publications in a relevant research setting or methodology
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Demonstrable trajectory towards research independence
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Informal enquires can be made to Lucy Oakey, [email protected]

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working

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