Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 185445a667a2435c9a58e05a34fa461c

Full Job Description

We are looking to recruit a junior clinical fellow for 1 year, to work on clinical research projects within Oxfordshire Early Intervention in Psychosis services. The post is funded by Mental Health Mission capacity building funds, and the post-holder would join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians who are improving the care of people with mental illness through a range of research approaches., The role will allow the development of research and clinical skills while working with people with severe mental illness. It is ideally suited to those with an interest in a clinical-academic career, and building towards future applications to an academic clinical fellowship and/or doctoral training programmes., The main duty of the postholder will be to set up a new cohort study, collecting clinical, cognitive and biological measures in people with early psychosis. This will link with a network of clinical fellows delivering this cohort study nationally.
They will work within the Oxfordshire Early Intervention Psychosis service and get excellent clinical as well as research experience

The Oxfordshire Early Intervention in Psychosis service (OEIS) is a community based, multidisciplinary service for all people experiencing a first episode of psychosis in the county of Oxfordshire. We are very research active, with research embedded into our service, and enriching and improving the clinical care that we provide.
We are aligned with the Early Psychosis Research Group (EPRG), a research group from the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry who study the causes and course of illness and the treatments for people who are experiencing or who have recently experienced a first episode of a psychotic illness. Our group are interested in many different topics related to psychotic illnesses, such as investigating the role of immune system or gut bacteria in psychotic symptoms, investigating ways to improve the physical health for people with psychosis, and looking into how best we can provide early treatment and organise community mental health services for people with psychosis. We also work closely with the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis team, (OCAP) who develop novel psychological treatment approaches to many of the common difficulties experienced by people with psychosis. In addition, we are a leading recruitment site for NIHR portfolio research studies run from other
academic institutions, or commercial partners and regularly recruit more participants into research than other mental health services across the UK.