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Clinical Research Fellow

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated clinician looking to gain experience in clinical research? Do you have an interest in Lupus and connective tissue disease research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic clinician to work with world-leading musculoskeletal researchers at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Responsible to Dr Ed Vital, you will continue and develop clinical research in pre-clinical and established disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE and other connective tissue diseases and manage these patient cohorts. You will focus on clinical and translational work in blood and skin samples. You will work with Dr Vital to agree and implement clear priorities for research projects, developing service requirements, and liaison with research support staff. The post requires working with key team members across the Institute and you will be integral to the success of the wider portfolio of research projects in CTD translational research. An important aspect of this role will be to analyse and publish existing data, so experience in publishing in the field of SLE is essential.

You are expected to work on the day-to-day co-ordination of the research portfolio. You will undertake investigator-initiated projects as well as acting as the sub-investigator in external clinical trials (with Section Head/other Senior Lecturer/Consultant as principal investigator). You will co-ordinate the maintenance of clinical databases for this patient population. You will also participate in clinical activities directly related to inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue diseases that could contribute to fulfilling requirements for specialist training in Rheumatology, if appropriate for the successful candidate. You will be required to attend and participate in research presentations, journal reviews and external speaker meetings, which are held regularly at Chapel Allerton Hospital.

You will be medically qualified and have completed core medical training or equivalent. You will have current GMC registration and have passed Member of the Royal College of Physicians examination if UK qualified. You will have previous experience working within a research setting as well as some clinical experience in a Rheumatology field. You will be experienced in acquiring and analysing musculoskeletal ultrasound.

This post is available immediately for a fixed term of 12 months and will be based at Chapel Allerton Hospital.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Ed Vital, Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Telephone: +44 (0)113 3924884, Email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Section:  Section of Inflammatory Arthritis
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  p.a.
Please see candidate brief for further details.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term for 12 months, expected start date 5th August 2020.)
Release Date:  Thursday 11 June 2020
Closing Date:  Saturday 11 July 2020
Reference:  MHLRM1132
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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