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Clinical Research Fellow

Main area
Research Department of Inflammation
Fixed term for 1 year in the first instance
Full Time
University College London
Employer type
Public (Non NHS)
£35,661 - £44,392 pa inc
07/02/2019 23:59

BEAT-LUPUS is a UK-wide randomised clinical trial testing the effectiveness of belimumab after rituximab in patients with SLE (

It has passed its 50% recruitment target of 50 patients. The post holder will support BEAT-LUPUS with respect to patient recruitment at UCLH, the lead centre, in collaboration with the local clinical trial team, and nationally. A trial manager, data manager and statistician at The UCL Clinical Trial Unit support the trial. The post holder will be responsible for the analysis of the clinical data arising from this clinical trial, in collaboration with The BEAT-LUPUS trial team. A research assistant and post-doc perform the laboratory analyses of the samples, and the post holder will help to integrate the clinical and laboratory aspect of the project such as prediction of response to therapy. The post holder will also work on other projects relevant to autoimmune rheumatic disease, including other clinical trials. The post is supported by Versus Arthritis and the UCLH Biomedical Research Centre.

The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

We are seeking a highly motivated clinical fellow to work in clinical trials in rheumatology at UCLH with particular focus on the clinical trial BEAT-LUPUS outlined above. The successful candidate will have a medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and be on a training program in rheumatology, or applying for a training program. GMC full registration, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and completed General Professional Training, or equivalent are essential. The candidate will have some experience in rheumatology including patients with SLE. Knowledge of clinical trials is desirable but not essential.

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Closing Date: 7 February 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Mike Ehrenstein ( )

For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia ( )