ICNA Updated May 26, 2019 0
Columbia University Irving

Program structure:

  • Trainees will be supported as a clinical research fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC, New York, New York) for 9 months and will facilitate hands-on mentored research projects in neuroinfectious diseases. In addition to being involved in daily research activities at CUIMC, the candidate will be expected to identify and develop a research proposal around a neuroinfectious disease topic relevant to their LIC/LMIC region and apply for a career development award during their time at CUIMC.
  • Adjunctive clinical training in neuroinfectious diseases and other facets of clinical neurology will be provided to the trainee at CUIMC through clinical observorship, though the expectation is that the trainee will focus on their development as a researcher.
  • Ongoing research support and structured guidance will be provided through mentorship and faculty engagement established at CUIMC while the individual is conducting their research projects at CUIMC and most importantly, upon their return to the home country. This will be for the duration of the research project and early career development and will include support to produce scientific literature and develop infrastructure in country. A major fundamental priority will be to establish funding support to build individual and institutional research capacity in the LIC/LMIC institution.


ICNA Updated October 10, 2017 0
Paediatric Neurologist in Switzerland

Where: Bern, Switzerland, Division of Paediatric Neurology, Developmental and Rehabilitation
When: Start from 1st of January 2018 Language: Fluent German in spoken and written is a must, Fluent French spoken an advantage Required qualifications: Specialisation in Paediatric Neurology / EEG certificate or good experience in reading EEG

ICNA Updated May 07, 2016 0

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurology at Evelina Children's Hospital. The service based at the Evelina is the regional centre for Paediatric Neurology for South Thames. There are over 800 acute in patient admissions per year and over 150 day cases. Approximately 2000 new cases are seen in outpatients (including regional clinics) and 4000 follow-ups.

The trainee will be exposed to a wide variety of neurological conditions both acute and chronic in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. The post will offer opportunities to develop skills in multidisciplinary management of childhood neurology and in the use and interpretation of neuro-imaging methods, and neurophysiological tests. A large number of multidisciplinary clinics also take place, which provide further components towards neuro-disability and general neurology exposure. They include complex epilepsy, neuromuscular and peripheral neuropathy, neuropathic bladder, movement therapy, neuro-ophthalmology, joint genetics clinic, spina bifida, neurofibromatosis, neurological dysphagia, neuro-haematology (held with KCH for sickle cell cerebral vasculopathy) and a scoliosis clinic. The “One small Step” laboratory for gait analysis is located at Guy’s.

Ideally the post holder will start in June/July 2016. Please contact Dr Ming Lim for further details on Ming.lim@gstt.nhs.uk

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the largest hospital trusts in the United Kingdom, with around 13,200 staff; an annual turnover of more than £1.2 billion; and 2 million patient contacts a year. The trust hospitals have a long and proud history, dating back almost 900 years, and have been at the forefront of medical progress and innovation since they were founded. We continue to build on these traditions and have a reputation for clinical, teaching and research excellence.

As an organisation they are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that they can offer services in the evenings or at weekends. They also have a positive approach to corporate social responsibility and are keen to engage our staff in an agenda that ranges from promoting environmental sustainability to the creation of local employment opportunities.

The trust is part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts. The AHSC is one of only five in the UK and consists of King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Across the AHSC around 3 million patients are seen a year; have 30,000 staff; 20,000 students; and a combined annual turnover of £2.6 billion. The AHSC brings together the best of basic and translational research, clinical excellence and world-class teaching to deliver groundbreaking advances in physical and mental healthcare.

ICNA November 26, 2015 0

We are pleased to announce as part of our NIH Rare Disease Inherited Neuropathy Consortium, a 1-2 year neuromuscular fellowship specialising in hereditary neuropathies. Applicants will be expected to have completed a residency in neurology and preferably one year of a neuromuscular fellowship or equivalent.

Under certain circumstances more senior applicants including those starting junior faculty positions will be considered. For applicants, an essential requirement will be the long term career aim to develop a clinical or laboratory research interest in hereditary neuropathies.

The fellowships will offer a broad training in all aspects of clinical research in inherited neuropathies as well as an opportunity to conduct a more detailed research project of the trainee’s choice. The fellowship is available from 1st September 2015 but the start date is flexible. Professor Mike Shy, the director of the inherited neuropathy rare disease consortium is based at the University of Iowa.

There are also many other US centres participating in the consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Children’s Hospital, Michigan; the Miami Institute of Human Genetics and University of Rochester School of Medicine (US) and fellowships are flexible in where they will be based depending on the specific needs and research interests of the fellow.

For specific research projects trainees will have the opportunity to spend a period of time in University College London, UK, to gain experience. Interested applicants should email Professor Mary Reilly on m.reilly@ucl.ac.uk and Professor Mike Shy on michael-shy@uiowa.edu for further information.

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