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Clinical Research Fellow - QMUL20502

Department: William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £46,096pa (plus London Allowance of £1,470pa) (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL20502
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 26-Nov-2019
Closing date: 12-Jan-2020

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The Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR) at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) opened in May 2007 and is led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis. EMR rapidly became a leading national and international rheumatology centre of excellence and in 2012 it was awarded the status of Arthritis Research UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre. The Centre is focused on the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to inflammatory and degenerative arthropathies, particularly rheumatoid and osteo arthritis. The emphasis is on translational research by combining strengths and expertise of basic and clinician scientists working together. 

The Centre offers newly refurbished laboratories, cutting edge facilities and is located in the heart of the City of London in close proximity to the Barbican Arts and Music Centre. The Centre is integral part of the Department of Rheumatology that includes 17 Consultant Rheumatologists and 3 General Physicians at Barts Health (BH) NHS Trust. BH is the largest Trust in England serving a population of 2.5 million in East London and beyond. 

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Fellow at SpR / Lecturer level to join a 60-strong research team of Scientists, Clinicians and Clinical Trial staff dedicated to Inflammation and Rheumatology Research with the scope of helping delivering an exciting National Stratified Medicine Programme funded jointly by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK: MATURA

The post-holder will be expected to undertake clinical programmed activities on behalf of the Trust, (the number, timing and nature of these may be negotiated), but the majority of the post will relate to research linked to the MATURA programme. Applicants should have an undergraduate medical degree and postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience at SpR level.

The post is currently based at Charterhouse Square (QMUL) and Mile End Hospital (BH), although the candidate may be required to move to another of the School/Trust’s sites should the need arise.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term appointment for 24 months.  Salary will be up to a maximum of £46,096 per annum plus £1,470 per annum London Allowance. 

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and family friendly working.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Dr Gaye Hadfield by email at

Details about the William Harvey Research Institute can be found on

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To apply, please visit the QMUL Jobs website on and search for reference QMUL20502.

The closing date for the applications is 12th January 2020 at 11.59pm.


The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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