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Clinical Research Associate

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Associate in the Aetiology of Diabetes programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The Unit studies the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and contributes to their prevention. The Aetiology of Diabetes programme investigates the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes, the genetics of intermediate quantitative traits and the basis for gene-lifestyle interaction in the causation of disease.

Under the overall direction of the Programme Leader, you will work on research projects and introduce new ideas, perform analyses and disseminate research results. In addition you will contribute to internal, national and international collaborations. You will be educated to PhD level in a relevant subject and be clinically qualified with full GMC registration. You will ideally have post-doctoral experience in the genetic epidemiology of diabetes and related metabolic disorders, coupled with experience in analytical approaches such as Mendelian Randomisation and the use of genetics for target validation.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Nick Wareham ( or 01223 330315). Queries about the application process can be directed to Jenny Hunt, HR Coordinator ( or 01223 769115).

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 2 May 2017 and interviews will likely be held on the week commencing 22 May 2017.

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

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the Clinical SRA / RA / RF additional information form 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 quote reference SJ11989 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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