The MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases is the largest clinical and research centre in the UK for patients with diseases such as peripheral neuropathy. The peripheral nerve group in this centre, led by Professor Mary Reilly, together with a number of US centres has been awarded a grant from the NIH to form a Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (the inherited neuropathy consortium (INC)) to carry out research into hereditary neuropathies. We are pleased to announce as part of this consortium the establishment of a neuromuscular fellowship programme (for 1-2 years) specialising in hereditary neuropathies.
Ideally applicants will be expected to be in the fourth or final year or have recently completed their SPR adult or paediatric neurology training or equivalent. More junior applicants if appropriate can 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 2 year programme will be based in the MRC Centre in the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London but there will be an opportunity to train in other centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital (UK), the University of Iowa, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; the Miami Institute of Human Genetics and the University of Rochester School of Medicine (US) or any other centre within the INC. All UK trainees will be encouraged to spend 3 months in the US.
MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
UCL Institute of Neurology