Clinical Research Fellow in Facial Palsy

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Clinical Research Fellow in Facial Palsy

Location: Brighton & London

Start Date: from February 2014

Applications are invited for a full-time post for 1-2 years to undertake clinical research leading to a higher degree (eg MD). The Post will commence from February 2014

The Research

Facial palsy causes functional, aesthetic and psychological sequelae and is difficult to treat. Developing better treatments requires objective tools to track muscle activity and facial landmarks in real time. This project involves the evaluation of a computer vision tool and feedback system as an aid to facial rehabilitation.

The candidate will join a suite of projects, part funded by the Wellcome Trust, developing methods to improve facial palsy outcomes. The higher degree will be under the auspices of the Department of Biosurgery & Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London.

Other Responsibilities

The post is part funded by providing resident medical officer cover for patients in a private hospital.


  • Minimum equivalent experience as a 2nd year Senior House Officer
  • Up to date life support training (adult and paediatric)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Lateral thinker


The work will be conducted across sites at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Sussex University, and Imperial College. A newly-built hospital provides accommodation during the RMO period (alternating weeks). The hospital has 20 in-patient beds and 3 operating theatres including the full range of plastic and aesthetic procedures.


£40,000- £52,000 depending on grade & experience.

Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the position informally with Mr Charles Nduka, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead RH19 3DZ, 0845 838 6996, email

Applications (covering letter and CV) should be sent by email to:

Interview date: To be confirmed