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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £28,808 to £53,077
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: ZE27167
Professor James B. Rowe is looking for a new Clinical Research Associate to join the translational research programs at the Cambridge Centre for Parkinson-Plus disorders. The Centre brings together leading clinicians and scientists focusing on mechanisms, diagnostics and novel treatments for patients with combined movement and cognitive disorders, e.g. progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration.

The post will focus on investigations into how neurodegeneration actually leads to changes in thinking and behaviour using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and exploration of novel GABA-ergic drug treatments.

Successful candidates will be eligible for higher specialist training in the UK. Additional experience in neuroscience, for example as an undergraduate intercalated degree of later research experience, would be an advantage. The posts are ideally suited for clinical associates wishing to undertake a PhD. 

The University of Cambridge is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and training, including a large and multidisciplinary community for imaging neuroscience and connectomics. Our research group combines experience and world-class facilities at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (Elekta Neuromag MEG & 3T MRI) and Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (3T and 7T MRI, and PET).

For more information contact Prof James B. Rowe (, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Herchel Smith Building, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, CB2 0SZ, UK.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract and GMC License to Practice.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Closing Date: 30 September 2021

This is an integrated appointment between the University and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ("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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researchers form in the Upload section of the online application. 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.

Please quote reference ZE27167 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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