Clinical Research Associate in Diabetes
University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Biochemistry
United Kingdom

  • Clinical Research Associate (Diabetes) (Fixed Term)

    We are seeking a Clinical Research Associate wishing to pursue research in the area linking genetic variants with the control of human in vivo metabolism and the responses to different therapies. The research is funded by an award from the EASD/Novo Nordisk Foundation. Possession of MRCPCH (UK) or its recognised equivalent is essential. The post would suit a doctor with training at UK ST2/3 level or above (or equivalent), wishing to gain experience in clinical and translational research.

    Previous experience of clinical research methodology, preferably in the field of diabetes and metabolism would be desirable as would specialist experience in human in vivo metabolic research. The successful applicant will join an internationally recognised team and will be based in the Institute of Metabolic Science and in the University Department of Clinical Biochemistry on the Addenbrooke's Hospital campus, Cambridge.

    There will be opportunities to pursue individual research projects and to present results at international scientific conferences. Regular contact with other researchers in this field will be expected and encouraged.

    Key responsibilities of the post:

    • Recruitment of participants
    • Supervision of clinical evaluation and metabolic phenotyping of participants
    • Preparation and presentation of reports to research group
    • Analyse data and write scientific papers
    • Contribute to the writing of research protocols and supporting study documents
    • Make presentations at scientific meetings

    Essential Criteria:

    • Medical qualification and minimum of training to Foundation Level 2 or equivalent
    • Possession of MRCPCH or equivalent
    • GMC registration or ability to obtain registration before job commencement

    Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly (email: Tel: + 44 (0)1223 336855), University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 289, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

    This appointment requires GMC Registration and an Honorary Clinical Contract.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    The closing date is 18 June 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, and Additional Information for Clinical Researchers document in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

    Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    Please quote reference RG19195 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information

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    17 May 2019


    18 June 2019

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