Clinical Research Associate in Rheumatology - A45595R

Newcastle University - Institute of Cellular Medicine

You will join the Arthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE) as a Clinical Research Associate in Rheumatology. You will develop a programme of research focussed on refractory rheumatoid arthritis, seeking biological factors that underpin resistance to therapy, as well as markers of therapy failure. It provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious clinician to develop skills both in the clinic and at the laboratory bench.

Starting with a cohort of refractory RA patients you will learn the technique of ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy, which will provide tissue to analyse the cellular make-up of refractory RA synovium. We have a well-staffed laboratory infrastructure and can provide opportunities for you to work alongside laboratory technicians and scientists, using cutting edge technologies such as Time of Flight Mass Cytometry (CYToF) and single cell sequencing, as well as more conventional cellular and molecular techniques.

You will hold a medical degree and a license to practice in the UK.

You will have experience in oral presentations at internal and/or external medical or scientific meetings.

You will be an ambitious, dynamic, conscientious, self-motivated team player, with a thirst for new knowledge and an appetite for discovery.

Tenable for two years but will provide an excellent platform for a research fellowship, potentially leading to a higher degree, depending on the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor John Isaacs ( or Dr Arthur Pratt (

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Institute of Cellular Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences
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