Clinical Research Fellow (Clinical Research Associate)
Translational and Clinical Research Institute Faculty of Medical Sciences
We seek an enthusiastic and motivated doctor to work as a Clinical Research Fellow on a major international project investigating the progression of cirrhosis. The ADVANCE study (Accelerating Discovery: Actionable NASH Cirrhosis Endpoints) is a multicentre clinical study investigating the factors that influence survival in cirrhosis caused by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and will help develop better diagnostic tests and identify new treatment targets.
The overall aim of the project is to understand how advanced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progresses to cirrhosis and determine whether they are useful biomarkers for patient stratification, predicting disease course, hepatic decompensation and adverse outcomes in a well characterised, prospectively recruited patient cohort. The study will be important in the development of better diagnostics to monitor cirrhosis progression and to help identify new ways to treat cirrhosis. It would be the ideal focus for a higher degree.
This post provides a unique opportunity to develop a practical understanding of clinical research, develop your career and to study for an MD or PhD. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the study, under the supervision of Prof Quentin Anstee. You will liaise regularly with study sites to ensure good recruitment and communication. You will learn how to run clinical studies and work closely with scientists and clinical researchers. You will work with a variety of stakeholders including clinicians, laboratory scientists, industrial collaborators, statisticians, and patient groups. You will also have the opportunity to learn relevant laboratory techniques and develop your own research project within the wider program.
Depending on your level of clinical training and experience, there may also be opportunities to gain further specialist hepatology training within the Freeman Hospital Liver Transplant Unit.
We are looking for a dynamic, conscientious, self-motivated team player, with a thirst for new knowledge and an appetite for discovery. You will hold a medical degree and license to practice in the UK, and you will hold an up to date GCP certificate.
This post is a fixed term post tenable for 3 years.
For further information please contact Professor Quentin Anstee firstname.lastname@example.org or click the Apply button to apply.
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