Vacancy: Full Time Study Doctor

The Centre for Dementia Prevention is looking to recruit a full time Study Doctor (AMN2). This is an exciting opportunity to support the set-up and delivery of a large commercially sponsored observational cohort study called CHARIOT-PRO. CHARIOT-PRO seeks to identify, recruit and longitudinally assess healthy volunteers at risk for Alzheimer’s Dementia. The post-holder will be required to support the multi-disciplinary study team and undertake a clinical role within the study.

The Study Doctor role will principally involve taking participant consent, undertaking physical examinations and obtaining and interpreting samples and results of commonly used clinical tests such as blood tests. Ability to perform lumbar punctures would be desirable but is not essential. Training and experience in clinical trials assessments, data management and research methodology as well as some neurobehavioural assessments will be available. The doctor will also be responsible for helping accurately code clinical data into a computerised database.

The Study Doctor will be working in an exceptionally research active Centre and will therefore gain valuable research experience in this clinical research setting, with the broader benefits of potential collaborations within The University of Edinburgh Neuroscience Division, Lothian Health Board and the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network.

Candidates can have any clinical background but the posts would be particularly suitable for a candidate with an interest or experience in Psychiatry, Neurology or General Practice.

This post is full-time for 12-months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for up to 4-years. Candidates must have a minimum MBChB or equivalent and full GMC registration. Previous experience with research of this type is desirable but not essential.

For more information contact Professor Craig Ritchie at To see the job specification and to apply please visit the Univeristy of Edinburgh job vacancies website and type in 038111 for the job reference number.