Clinical Research Associate

£34,594 to £43,070 pa
25 May 2017
25 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Clinical Research Associate
        UCL Institute of Neurology, Dementia Research Centre

Interested in Clinical Research in Dementia?

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Associate in the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Institute of Neurology, under the supervision of Dr Cath Mummery, clinical trials lead in dementia. The post offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience of clinical research as part of an internationally recognised multi-disciplinary team.
The postholder will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary clinical trials team at the DRC, led by Dr Cath Mummery. The postholder will provide clinical and research input into the Centre’s research programme into Dementia. They will work closely with the Principal Investigators (PIs), Clinical Research Associates and Clinical Trials nurses at the DRC and work in close partnership with the team at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neuroscience Centre, NHNN on early phase trials. They will work primarily on drug trials assessing the efficacy of disease-modifying therapies in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, including genetic forms of dementia, involving new immunotherapies, gene silencing techniques and first in human studies. In addition if time allows they may participate in observational research including longitudinal studies of inflammatory markers in AD, and other longitudinal studies of AD and FTLD, at-risk groups and healthy volunteers to identify reliable biomarkers of diseases and of disease progression

Applicants should be a registered Medical Practitioner permitted to practise in the UK and have completed general medical training. Experience in neurology, psychiatry or general medicine is essential, as is a capability in lumbar puncture, excellent oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills. Experience of administering neuropsychological tests or clinical rating scales is desirable, as is experience of working with patients with dementia, an interest in image analysis, an understanding of research methodology, an aptitude for data analysis, capability in performing skin biopsies and scientific research skills. 

The post is available from 01 August 17 and is funded by a grant from the NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre until 31 May 2019 in the first instance. Starting salary on UCL CL7 scale in the range £34,594 to £43,070 pa incl. L.A. superannuable.  

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1646402.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ 
Informal enquiries welcome to Dr Cath Mummery –

Closing date: 25 June 2017.

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