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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)


As part of the Experimental Medicine Training Initiative applications are invited for a prestigious fully-funded, Clinical Research Associate - PhD Studentship at the University of Cambridge.

This innovative new initiative is a partnership between the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and Pharmaceutical Companies. The Studentship is available immediately and provides an unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality clinical research in the field of cardiometabolic disease, in collaboration with MedImmune and the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. It will appeal to clinicians with a subspecialty interest and experience in Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiology, or Metabolic Medicine. The Studentship award will cover a clinical stipend for up to 3years and one term, and research consumables

This project is a unique opportunity to join the collaboration between the Division of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics at the University of Cambridge, and the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease (CVMD) group at MedImmune. The successful candidate will join Professor Wilkinson's research team at the University of Cambridge with an aim to complete their doctoral studies. The overall aim of this project is to gain deeper insights into the effects of incretins on metabolism and cardiac function.

This project will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to apply their strengths to CVMD and experimental medicine, and a unique hands-on perspective of translational medicine. The successful applicant will be offered the opportunity to spend time with MedImmune and academic collaborators in Europe. The structured mentoring and training environment will allow the candidate to develop as an academic clinician with expertise in designing and conducting experimental medicine studies.

It is essential that the applicant is fully registered with the GMC, and desirable that they already hold a National Training Number.

For general queries on the Experimental Medicine Training Initiative and this post please contact Professor Ian Wilkinson (Director of the EMI), on 01223 336 806.

For further information go to: https://emi.medschl.cam.ac.uk/how-to-apply/emi-clinical-research-associatephd-vacancies/

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

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, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) and the Clinical Research Associate 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 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 10th December 2017, with interviews likely to take place mid December (this is yet to be confirmed).

Please quote reference RC13945 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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