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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Stroke Research Groups both within the UK and internationally, and make a real difference to patient care.

We are looking for someone to join our Stroke Clinical Trials Group. The post-holder would assist with administration of a number of clinical trials and studies in stroke, under the supervision of a Senior Clinical Trials Manager. This would be an excellent introduction to clinical stroke for a recent science graduate. No previous experience in clinical trials is essential. This post is designed both to provide assistance to the Clinical Trials Group, and also provide an opportunity for a more junior researcher to gain experience in clinical research and study administration. The Department has an excellent track record in training junior researchers and there may be opportunities for career development within the Stroke Research Group after this post. During the post we would encourage the post-holder to take responsibility for one particular clinical trial or study.

Current trials/studies in the group include, PRESERVE, DNA Lacunar, VIST and TASTE. Many of our studies are multi-centre and international and involve liaising with sites throughout the country and abroad. Details of our research can be found on ( AND (

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Hugh Markus:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 27th October 2017, with interviews likely to take place on 14th November 2017.

Please quote reference ZE13543 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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