This post is part of a package of support provided by the NIHR in relation to the Research Professorship awarded to Prof McCann. You will be based at Glenfield Hospital and work in state of the art NIHR clinical research facilities including a dedicated 3T CMR research scanner (Siemens Skyra, with an additional BHF funded Siemens Vida being installed in 2019) and a recently built Translational Medicine Facility for clinical research to support translational studies in cardiovascular MRI (CMR). The primary project is to develop a clinical risk score for the presence of subclinical cardiovascular dysfunction detected by cardiac MRI in a multi-ethnic cohort of asymptomatic adults with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (PREDICT study). Other strands of the research programme include a biomarker diagnosis of early heart failure and intervention studies of patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction and diabetes. This work is one of the flagship projects of the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and you will work closely with colleagues in the Leicester Diabetes Centre and the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute.
The post is suitable for a clinically trained investigator, particularly those in specialist training for cardiology, or for those eligible and planning to enter the specialist training grade who wish to pursue a career in cardiac imaging and who are interested in pursuing a period of full time research leading to a higher degree (MD or PhD).