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Musculoskeletal Research Assistant/fellow

Company: University of Leeds    Location: Leeds
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in clinical research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Assistant or Research Fellow to work with leading musculoskeletal researchers at Leeds on a developing musculoskeletal research project, which focuses on understanding the structure-pain relationship in knee osteoarthritis.
You will be responsible for setting up and running a prospective study which will use MRI, x-ray and ultrasound, together with patient reported questionnaires, to examine the relationship between symptoms (pain and function) and structural pathology.
To be considered for the Grade 7 Research Fellow position you will have a PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. science, epidemiology or health services research) and experience in clinical research. For the Grade 6 Research Assistant position you will have a first degree or Masters in a relevant subject area. You will also have excellent organisational skills, communication and knowledge of clinical research design and methods. A clinical qualification as an allied health professional would be an advantage.
To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:
Dr Sarah Kingsbury, Osteoarthritis Strategic Lead
Tel: +44 (0)113 392 4878, email: S.R.Kingsbury@leeds.ac.uk .

Further Information
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.