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Clinical Research Associate x 2

Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

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Clinical Research Associate x 2
Translational and Clinical Research Institute
Faculty of Medical Sciences    

The Roles

We have a generous holiday package; plus, the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you. See here - benefits.

We are pleased to advertise two 3-year fixed-term Clinical Research Associate positions available for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals from any clinical discipline, wishing to complete a PhD. 

The successful applicants will join the AGE Research Group at Newcastle University; an interdisciplinary team with a focus on improving lives through world-class research in ageing, sarcopenia, and multiple long-term conditions which is led by Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).  

The posts are funded by the NIHR Newcastle BRC, and the successful applicants will become members of the Ageing, Sarcopenia and Multimorbidity theme (ASM).  This BRC theme builds on our internationally recognised research on ageing and involves working across academic disciplines and clinical specialties in partnership with patients and the public. 

Both positions will involve working with other members of the ASM theme to undertake projects aligned with our research programmes.  These programmes, which share the vision of enabling a step-change in translational ageing research that will deliver significant health benefits for older people, focus on:

Programme 1: developing novel ageing, sarcopenia and multimorbidity patient cohorts

Programme 2: building an experimental ageing medicine platform.  

Both projects will provide a comprehensive training in translational research and enable the successful candidates to gain a range of transferable research skills and experience in the design, development, and delivery of an observational and/or intervention study.  
Specific details of the projects will be developed in collaboration with the successful applicants, depending on their background and interests, but are likely to include:

Programme 1: collecting and analysing data from the MASS Lifecourse study, a unique resource which includes deep phenotyping of muscle in ~200 adults aged 18 to 85 years.  Work within this programme will provide excellent opportunities to gain skills in epidemiology, physiology, and clinical research.

Programme 2: planning, managing, and delivering early-phase trials for novel interventions to treat sarcopenia, as part of an innovative sarcopenia platform trial. This will provide a comprehensive training in trial management and delivery of clinical studies including drug trials.

Applications are invited from UK Registered Clinicians from any discipline with a current, valid registration with a relevant UK professional licensing body (General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, or equivalent for other professions).

The successful candidates will be required to undertake in-person patient-facing activity, which may include invasive procedures (for example muscle biopsy and venepuncture), and so having appropriate occupational health clearance for these activities would be beneficial, where appropriate.

Closing date: 8th January 2024. 
These posts are fixed term for a period of 3 years.  

For informal enquiries contact: 
To apply: 

Find out more:
AGE Research Group: 
Newcastle NIHR Biomedical Research Centre: 
Faculty of Medical Sciences: 
Newcastle University Research Institutes:


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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0191 208 6000
Newcastle University
King's Gate
Tyne and Wear

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