Clinical Research Associate

Department of Medicine

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £35,155-£62,179
  • REF: RC28972
  • Closes: 28th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We are looking for a new Clinical Research Associate to join an Experimental Medicine Initiative programme and undertake research leading to a PhD at University of Cambridge within the Jayne group. This group brings together leading clinicians and scientists focusing on therapeutic clinical trials in patients with immune mediated disease.

The post will focus on the investigation of the role of monoclonals as pre-exposure prophylaxis in immunocompromised patients who have mounted sub-optimal responses to the SARS CoV-2 vaccine.¿ The fellowship will be based around working on the sotrovimab arm in the PROTECT-V platform trial (a nationally prioritised Covid-19 trial), with many opportunities for the student to develop allied experimental medicine projects with a range of collaborators within the Department of Medicine according to their specific interests.

Successful candidates will be eligible for higher specialist training in the UK. Additional experience in immunology, for example as an undergraduate intercalated degree of later research experience, would be an advantage. The post is ideally suited for clinical associates wishing to undertake a PhD. Prior laboratory experience would be an advantage, but not essential. We are looking for an individual who can engage in multi-disciplinary research and who has a strong publication track record.

It is essential that the applicant is fully registered with the GMC, and desirable that they already hold a National Training Number (preferable in nephrology, immunology or rheumatology). The successful candidate must successfully complete an application to the Department of Medicine PhD course, at the University of Cambridge.

The University of Cambridge is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and training. The Department of Medicine is one of the largest of the departments in the School of Clinical Medicine, and the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID) was established by the Department of Medicine to support both fundamental and translational research on human disease.

CITIID houses up to 250 scientists working within 25 research groups and transforms immunity and infection research in Cambridge by providing researchers with advanced facilities that are in close proximity enabling them to optimise their work on human immune, inflammatory and infectious diseases. By bringing together its clinical capabilities and key industry partners, CITIID is also well-placed to drive therapeutic breakthroughs, improve patient outcomes and advance population health both in the UK and abroad.

For general queries on the Experimental Medicine Training Initiative please contact Professor Ian Wilkinson (Director of the EMI), and for informal queries regarding this PhD Studentship, please contact Dr Rona Smith

For further information go to the EMI website:

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

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.

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Closing Date: 28th November 2021

Please ensure that you upload a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researches form, a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 RC28972 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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