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Job id: 092468. Salary: up to £63,152, plus London Weighting Allowance of £2,162.00 per annum.

Posted: 11 July 2024. Closing date: 18 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Department of Inflammation Biology.

Contact details: Dr Elena Nikiphorou.

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Research.


About us

The Centre for Rheumatic Diseases within the School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences hosts a core group based on the Denmark Hill campus offering academic leadership, and a hub at Guy’s leading on clinical trials and experimental medicine studies. The Centre, which was awarded EULAR Centre of Research Excellence status in 2019, underpins academic scholarship in research, teaching and education, and serves as an all-embracing academic unit for research active scientists, clinical investigators and service users/carers in the College and affiliated NHS partners whose research focus aligns to the rheumatic diseases.

Central to our work are research themes including (but not limited to): health outcomes using large observational studies and routinely collected healthcare data; psychosocial determinants of health; multimorbidity; disease stratification. We use a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, underpinned by patient and service user involvement and public engagement in research.

About the role

You will work on an internationally-funded research project (funding organization: FOREUM) focusing on barriers and facilitators to effective disease-management in Rheumatoid Arthritis to prevent refractory disease. The project will use quantitative methodology with the research fellow supporting the ethics application, a multi-centre cross-sectional survey and analyses on data from the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit (NEIAA). You will lead and be supported with data handling and analyses, within the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, at the Denmark Hill Campus. The team will work closely with the support of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and patient research partners.

This is a full time post (40 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 30/09/2025.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Full GMC / NMC / other relevant body registration with valid license to practice 
  2. Experience in Clinical Rheumatology Practice
  3. Experience with working closely with patient research partners
  4. Experience with quantitative data analyses and statistical programmes e.g. STATA
  5. Experience with working on large datasets (data cleaning, interrogation and analysis)
  6. Good planning, organisational and management skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Completion of Rheumatology Specialty Exit Exam.
  2. Experience of leading research projects, co-ordination and analyses
  3. Experience with scientific abstract and manuscript writing
  4. Experience with ethics applications

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Occupational Health clearances.