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Research Nurse in Hepatology & Diabetes - QMUL23526

Department: Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Blizard Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23526
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 07-Jan-2021
Closing date: 07-Feb-2021

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About the Role

Applications are invited for a Research Nurse in Hepatology & Diabetes  within the Barts Liver Centre, at Barts and the London School of Medicine.  Based in the Blizard Institute, the successful candidate will work in Professor William Alazawi’s group along side both Hepatology and Diabetes research teams to deliver studies on various aspects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Specifically the successful candidate will be recruiting patients undergoing metabolic surgery and collecting blood, tissue and other samples to enable existing research into inflammatory and immune cell responses fatty liver disease. They will also be supporting other similar diabetes and liver studies.

About You

We are looking for a highly-motivated and driven nurse who is experienced in academic research studies and who has the potential to lead on the delivery of these projects.  Experience in diabetes or liver disease would be ideal, but we are particularly looking for enthusiasm and an ability to work autonomously and deliver recruitment in specified time and target. The post holder will work collaboratively with the diabetes clinical trials team and wider multidisciplinary teams to manage the clinical care pathway for patients and carers participating in clinical research trials. The post holder will be responsible for the identification of suitable participants; recruitment; education and monitoring of participants for the duration of the trial. They will be responsible for identifying and communicating with patients, completion of case report forms (CRFs) and the maintenance of accurate records according to ICH-GCP (Good Clinical Practice). The post holder will also have responsibility for the organisation of investigations, tracking follow-up of patients and regular submission of data to clinical trials. Willingness to work flexibly and across hospital sites is a feature of this role.

About the Institute

The Blizard Institute at Barts and The London School of Medicine (part of Queen Mary University of London) has an international reputation for excellence in fundamental, translational, and clinical research.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause of liver disease worldwide and affects over two thirds of people living with T2D. The work undertaken on these projects will give a unique insight into the various stages of NALFD and may lead to therapeutic targets, potentially transforming the management of patients with these conditions.

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 based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. This is a full-time post for 2 years with a possibility to extend beyond this.  Salary is at the appropriate point for experience within Grade 5, £38,084 - £44,807 per annum 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 Professor William Alazawi at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2308 or Dr Gill Hood on 020 7882 8610.

Further details about the Alazawi lab and The Blizard Institute can be found here;

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

The closing date for applications is 7th February 2021

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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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