Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
25 Apr 2019
02 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Department of Clinical Biochemistry

We are seeking a Clinical Research Associate wishing to pursue research in the area linking glucose sensor data with insulin pump delivery (closed loop systems) in adults, children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.  The research is funded by Horizon 2020, the National Institute for Health Research and other funding agencies. 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.  Postgraduate training in adult / paediatric endocrinology / diabetes would be desirable for this post, but not essential.

Previous experience of clinical research methodology, preferably in the field of diabetes and metabolism would be desirable as would clinical expertise in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.  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 Paediatrics 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.

Registration with the General Medical Council will be required for this appointment.  Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and to apply for an Honorary Clinical Contract.

Key responsibilities of the post:

  • Assume leading role in research studies
  • Provide clinical care to study participants
  • Provide training and technical support to participants and collaborating sites
  • Analyse data and write scientific papers
  • Write 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
  • Fluency in English language to IELTS Level 7.5

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd June 2019 with interview date yet to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researchers document in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference RG18894 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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