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Research Nurse - QMUL22161

Department: Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL22161
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 13-May-2020
Closing date: 17-Jun-2020

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William Harvey Research Institute
Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology


About the Role
The primary role of the Research Nurse will be to work as an effective member of the Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Research Team at Barts Health NHS Trust to ensure the smooth running of research projects and clinical trials and to assist in the administration of the Inflammatory Arthritis Centre at. The post-holder will be primarily based at the Inflammatory Arthritis Centre, Musculoskeletal Clinical Academic Unit, Barts Health NHS Trust at Mile End Hospital, but there may be occasional need to carry out duties on other College/Hospital sites the campus in the course of the work.

About You
Candidates should be RGN or equivalent, have significant post-registration experience of nursing and ideally experience of nursing in rheumatology and prior experience of conducting clinical trials. 

About the Centre
The Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology opened in May 2007 and is led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis. 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 integrated in the Musculoskeletal Clinical Academic Unit at Barts Health NHS Trust also directed by Professor Pitzalis, which includes in addition to Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Sport and Exercise Medicine offering unique translational opportunities.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for 24 months, with an expected start date in Aug 2020. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, depending on experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Gaye Hadfield or +44 20 7882 2904.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 17 June 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 22nd June 2020, or shortly after.

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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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