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Clinical Senior Research Associate - UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Clinical Fellowship at HDR UK

Salary: £76,761 to £103,490

Main duties and responsibilities of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to offer a prestigious UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Clinical Fellowship. The fellow will be an ambitious and talented mid-career post-doctoral clinical academic who will establish and lead an interdisciplinary research program focused on using quantitative methods to understand disease aetiology by combining genomics, proteomics and electronic health records.

The fellow will be clinically active and have expertise in analysing genetic and other functional genomic data (eg transcriptomics or proteomics) and a demonstrated track record of research in this area. The role will involve instituting and leading a programme of research to achieve a series of high-impact publications using electronic health record and genomics to better understand disease aetiology and identify therapeutic targets through the principle of Mendelian randomisation. The fellow is expected to perform a cross-cutting role, collaborating with colleagues at multiple institutions (eg University of Cambridge Health Partners, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the European Bioinformatics Institute).

The post holder will have access to exceptional world-leading large-scale studies including access to multi-layered -omic data (including proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and genotype array data) from the INTERVAL study.

Appointment to Clinical Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

Key Responsibilities:

Research-related activities

  • Initiating research projects and collaborations.
  • Preparation of grant applications to secure further funding for relevant projects.
  • Undertaking analysis of genomic and electronic health record data.
  • Writing manuscripts and other reports for publication.
  • Presenting at local, national and international meetings.


The post holder will be clinically active, at either Speciality Training Registrar or Consultant level, or the equivalent for GPs. The specific nature of the clinical work will be determined according to the clinical speciality of the post-holder. Generally, the proportion of clinical work will be 20%, but there is some flexibility regarding the proportion of clinical work in order to allow the requirements of speciality training programmes or revalidation to be met.

Supervising students and teaching

  • Supervision of PhD and Masters Students.
  • There are no formal teaching requirements of the post.

Education/ Qualifications:

  • PhD (or equivalent experience is recognised) in genomics, computational biology or a similar field.
  • Candidates must be medically qualified (MB or MD), and should have a national training number (NTN) or a certificate of completion of training (CCT), or the international equivalent.
  • UK Candidates should have obtained post-graduate medical qualifications (ie have passed the relevant Royal College examinations). Overseas candidates should have the equivalent qualifications.

The funds for these posts are available until 14 February 2021

Location: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 14 February 2021.

Informal enquiries can be made to Angela Wood

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.

Closing date: 31st December 2017

Interview Date: w/c 8th January 2018

Please ensure that you upload the following in the upload section of the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A covering letter which should outline how you match the criteria for the fellowship, why you are applying for this fellowship.
  • Outline of your proposed research programme (max 2 pages)

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 RH14164 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information

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