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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Associate to work on a Brain Research UK funded project on traumatic vascular injury. This post is approximately 70% research within the PACE Section, Department of Medicine and 30% clinical sessions on the Neurosciences and Trauma Critical Care Unit.

This post offers unrivalled opportunity to undertake high quality research within an outstanding academic and clinical environment. PACE and NCCU have an international reputation for clinical and translational research, particularly in the areas of traumatic brain injury and neuroimaging.

There is emerging evidence that vascular injury is an important component of traumatic brain injury. This study will investigate early and late MRI in conjunction with blood biomarkers and novel measures of factors that may lead to coagulopathy which may be modifiable thought therapy in future clinical trials. The study represents a collaboration between investigators at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.

Applicants should be medically qualified, have full GMC registration. Applicants with a research interest in acute brain injury, neuroimaging, or traumatic coagulopathy and/or clinical interest in critical care medicine and its allied specialties are particularly welcome.

The opportunity may be available to undertake a MD or PhD degree during your employment subject to further funding being sought.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Dr Virginia Newcombe at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This is an integrated appointment between the University and the relevant NHS Trust/Body ("NHS Trust"). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by the NHS Trust. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and completed Additional Information form 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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 8th June 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RC35547 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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