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  • Advert number: 306507-0
  • Posted Date: 25/06/12
  • Closing Date: 16/07/12


Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology/Orthopaedics (103340)

Grade E64: Salary in the range of £30,992 - £39,300 per annum

We are seeking an enthusiastic clinician to join our established research team, working under the supervision of Professor Peter Taylor at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, with some aspects of laboratory work to be done at GSK in Stevenage. This post would be well suited to a trainee in rheumatology or orthopaedics wishing to undertake a research project in a very exciting area.

The aim of this post is to undertake clinical translational work that will involve clinical assessments of osteoarthritis patients including those awaiting surgical intervention and laboratory measures of biomarkers of progression. The successful candidate will be involved in the clinical evaluation of patients with osteoarthritis and will be trained to undertake laboratory measurements of relevant biomarkers using standardised procedures. There will also be opportunities to learn about state of the art imaging and quantification of image abnormalities.

Applicants must be qualified at Specialist Registrar level in rheumatology or orthopaedics and hold up to date and full GMC Registration. It is essential that applicants are able to demonstrate a methodical approach to data gathering and recording of data and have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with patients in a research study, team members, administrative staff, and the broader research community. Previous experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team is also essential.

This is a full-time appointment for 24 months in the first instance.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday, 16 July 2012. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

For further details and to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please visit and search using the job title and 103340.

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