Clinical Research Associate (Diabetes) (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Biochemistry United Kingdom

Clinical Research Associate (Diabetes) (Fixed Term)


We are seeking a Clinical Research Associate wishing to pursue research in the area linking glucose sensor data with insulin pump delivery (closed loop systems) in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. The research is funded by Horizon 2020, the National Institute for Health Research and other funding agencies. Possession of MRCPCH (UK) or its recognised equivalent is essential. The post would suit a doctor with training at UK ST2/3 level or above (or equivalent), wishing to gain experience in clinical and translational research. Postgraduate training in paediatric endocrinology / diabetes would be desirable for this post, but not essential.


Previous experience of clinical research methodology, preferably in the field of diabetes and metabolism would be desirable as would clinical expertise in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. The successful applicant will join an internationally recognised team and will be based in the Institute of Metabolic Science and in the University Department of Paediatrics on the Addenbrooke's Hospital campus, Cambridge.


There will be opportunities to pursue individual research projects and to present results at international scientific conferences. Regular contact with other researchers in this field will be expected and encouraged.


Registration with the General Medical Council will be required for this appointment.


Key responsibilities of the post:

  • Assume leading role in paediatric research studies

  • Provide clinical care to study participants

  • Provide training and technical support to participants and collaborating sites

  • Analyse data and write scientific papers

  • Write research protocols and supporting study documents

  • Make presentations at scientific meetings


Essential Criteria:

  • Medical qualification and minimum of training to Foundation Level 2 or equivalent

  • Possession of MRCPCH or equivalent

  • GMC registration or ability to obtain registration before job commencement

  • Fluency in English language to IELTS Level 7.5


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Roman Hovorka (email:, Tel: + 44 (0)1223 762862).


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.


This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


The closing date is 31 January 2019, with the interview date to be confirmed.


Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. 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 RG17593 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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