Clinical Research Associate - A45359R

Newcastle University - Institute of Cellular Medicine

Three Clinical Researchers are required to join the MRC BIO-FLARE Experimental Medicine Challenge, based in Newcastle, Birmingham and Glasgow.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of an important initiative, across three of the top UK rheumatology centres, focussed on an experimental medicine project of great importance to our patient partners. You will join the Arthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE) as a Clinical Researcher in Rheumatology.

BIO-FLARE is a unique programme that will provide a greatly enhanced understanding of the pathways and mechanisms that cause patients with RA to experience flares of their condition. The three successful applicants will jointly be responsible for providing clinical co-ordination across our three centres of the BIO-FLARE (BIOlogical Factors that Limit sustAined REmission in rheumatoid arthritis) project.

With significant support from the study team at each site, and the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit, your role will include generating regulatory approvals, and subsequently patient recruitment and follow-up. You will be trained in ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy and there will be opportunities to become involved in laboratory analyses, and to work with biostatisticians and bioinformaticians in order to analyse and synthesise study data.

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

The posts are available until 30th November 2020 and will provide the opportunity to submit for a higher degree (MD, PhD).

They will be based in our three Centres – Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham. For further information or an informal discussion please contact Professor John Isaacs at Newcastle (, Prof Chris Buckley at Birmingham (, or Prof Iain McInnes at Glasgow (

For more information on the RACE project, please visit the website.

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.

Faculty of Medical Sciences
Institute of Cellular Medicine

University of Glasgow Reference 014271

University of Birmingham Reference 56047

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