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All vacancies within Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

There are currently 10 vacancies within Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS):

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Researcher in Innate Immunity and Inflammation June 1, 2018, noon Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.
Clinical Trials Administrative Coordinator June 4, 2018, noon Grade 5: £24,983 – £28,936 p.a.
Facilities Support Assistant June 4, 2018, noon Grade 2: £16,654 - £18,777 p.a.
Web Application Developer June 4, 2018, noon Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.
Medical Statistician June 8, 2018, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.
CORKA Trial Manager (maternity cover) June 13, 2018, noon Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.
Climax Professorship of Clinical Therapeutics June 18, 2018, noon not specified
Academic Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology or Ophthalmology or Renal Medicine June 20, 2018, noon The salary for the Academic Clinical Lecturer will be confirmed according to qualifications and experience and where necessary in line with current pay protection arrangements in the NHS
Research Nurse (Human Tissue Collection) June 20, 2018, noon Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immunology, T cell Biology June 22, 2018, noon Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Innate Immunity and Inflammation

Closes: June 1, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in immunology, molecular and cellular biology or functional genomics to join the Genomics of Inflammation group of Professor Irina Udalova at the University of Oxford.</p><br> <p>You will be carrying out research on molecular control of pathogenic neutrophil responses in inflammation as part of a 5-year Wellcome Trust funded program. You will be using the cutting edge single cell genomic approaches, unique in vivo models and advanced immunological and imaging approaches to study the heterogeneity, molecular control and the interactions between these cells and other immune cells in inflammatory tissue microenvironment.</p><br> <p>You will be based at the world-famous Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, which provides outstanding support facilities, intellectually stimulating environment and carries out world-class research in the fields of immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation, tissue regeneration, with a long term objective of &#145;translating&#146; this research into clinical application.</p><br> <p>You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in immunology, molecular and cellular biology, or similar. Capacity to deliver high quality research outputs, as illustrated by a strong publication record in high profile immunological journals, as well as specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes are essential for this post. Expertise in neutrophil and/or macrophage biology, advanced imaging techniques or in vivo models of cell tracking would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and names of referees as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 June 2018.</p> </div>

Clinical Trials Administrative Coordinator

Closes: June 4, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 5: £24,983 – £28,936 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trials Administrative Coordinator to join the Oxford Trauma group at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, to be based at the Kadoorie Critical Care Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.</p><br> <p>As a Clinical Trials Administrative Coordinator, you will assist the trial managers of the group in successful delivery of research projects, providing a comprehensive and efficient administration and office management service and administrative support for a number of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery trials. Main duties include providing administration in compliance with applicable legislation and guidance; maintaining the Trial Master File; carrying out day-to-day administrative coordination of projects; diary/calendar management and organisation of meetings, courses and teaching programmes; ensuring timely research data capture; and providing support for junior staff.</p><br> <p>You must be educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent administrative qualifications/experience). You will have excellent IT literacy, experience of working with databases and knowledge of data management and monitoring activities. Evidence of working to detailed written instructions and an ability to keep meticulous records, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently, coordinate a range of activities and use own initiative are essential. Understanding of clinical governance, familiarity with IRAS and experience of working within a registered clinical trials unit would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full time fixed-term appointment for 18 months.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 June 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 13 June 2018.</p> </div>

Facilities Support Assistant

Closes: June 4, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 2: £16,654 - £18,777 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to join the Facilities team at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.</p><br> <p>Responsibilities will include carrying out general security duties such as: checking of building access, opening and locking up procedures, use of personal radios, and assisting with the weekly fire alarm test. You will also provide a high level of customer service at all times including handling ad hoc enquiries from building and laboratory users and other customers in a professional and courteous manner. Other duties will include reporting new jobs and recording completed jobs for the facilities team using the IT system and carrying out minor repairs and routine maintenance to the building and equipment. Training will be provided.</p><br> <p>You must be educated to GCSE (or equivalent), grade C or above, including both Maths and English, be familiar with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook) and have good interpersonal and organisational skills. A proven ability to work as a member of a team is essential, as is the ability to follow instructions and work efficiently in a busy environment. Previous experience in basic maintenance tasks and customer services environment are desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time, fixed term position for 1 year.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 June 2018.</p> </div>

Web Application Developer

Closes: June 4, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting new opportunity for a developer to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, based in the Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford.</p><br> <p>You will support Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit&#146;s (OCTRU) varied research projects through the creation and on-going support of highly scalable data centric applications. You will join the Core Programming team to develop bespoke software and to integrate third party software into OCTRU&#146;s software portfolio and also contribute to the development, maintenance, support and validation of existing systems. Whilst PHP is the primary programming language used in the unit, experience of any object orientated language would be acceptable. You will have a high degree of autonomy and you will be expected to think proactively and exercise considerable initiative.</p><br> <p>You will work with the Lead Trials Programmer and other specialist staff to design, develop and support the programming team&#146;s software portfolio by being an active member of the computing team within OCTRU. You will also be developing new and updating existing software and will contribute to the design and development of clinical trial systems as allocated by the Senior Trials Programmer and in accordance with OCTRU&#146;s standard operating procedures.</p><br> <p>You will hold a degree, a recognised computing qualification or equivalent experience, as well as experience of programming in an object orientated language such as PHP. You will have experience of programming in SQL (the DBMS used is not important so long as a good knowledge of SQL can be demonstrated) as well as experience of using of other supporting web languages, frameworks and utilities (e.g. HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, Bootstrap, Javascript).</p><br> <p>Previous experience of general computing support or of programming within a Framework will be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a fixed-term, full time appointment for 2 years.</p><br> <p>A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: &#163;28,098 - &#163;33,518 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position. We will then look to move to Grade 7 after training and a satisfactory performance review.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 June 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 14 June 2018.</p> </div>

Medical Statistician

Closes: June 8, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY HAS CHANGED.</p><br> <p>An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Statistician to join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at The Botnar Research Centre, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team and contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical research projects across the different units within OCTRU and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM). The research projects will mostly be randomised clinical trials. Where appropriate these trials may use novel Bayesian methods, such as adaptive designs and may require simulations to assess design properties.</p><br> <p>As a Medical Statistician you will provide expert input on the statistical aspects of the design and set up of clinical research projects within a multidisciplinary team, prepare statistical analysis plans (SAP) including leading on drafting the related publications. You will produce statistical programs for analysis of study data, including generating, validating and monitoring randomisation schedules and performing interim and final analyses. You will also take full responsibility for the integrity of the data and the conduct of the statistical analyses.</p><br> <p>You will have a postgraduate degree in statistics (or closely related subject), a substantial part of which relates to medical statistics, or equivalent experience. You will have specialist knowledge in all aspects of designing, running and analysing clinical trials. Proficient knowledge of statistical software (Stata, SAS or R) as well as good verbal and written communication skills are also essential. Proficiency in statistical programming and experience of producing statistical reports are desirable as is contributing to peer-review publications and substantial medical statistics experience supported by a publication record.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time post for 3 years in the first instance.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 midday on Friday 8 June 2018. Interviews are scheduled for Monday 18 June 2018.</p> </div>

CORKA Trial Manager (maternity cover)

Closes: June 13, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, self-motivated full-time Trial Manager to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) and the Critical Care, Trauma and Rehabilitation (CCTR) Trials Group based within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.</p><br> <p>You will act as a Trial Manager within the CCTR Trials Group and you will be responsible for the overall management of the UK CORKA clinical trial amongst other projects. You will co-ordinate the running of the clinical trial(s) across multiple participating hospital sites in the UK, ensuring timely data collection and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) compliance, and undertaking regular monitoring site-visits. You will facilitate meetings of trial committees and be responsible for ensuring relevant and timely updates for project stakeholders, and ensure the study complies with OCTRU Standard Operating Procedures.</p><br> <p>You will have a degree in a biomedical or associated subject with proven experience in clinical research. You will have an understanding of clinical research methodology, good clinical practice and the research governance framework as well as experience of techniques for the management of medical research information (data coding, entry validation, reporting). Previous experience of non-commercial (academic) clinical trials is desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time fixed-term appointment (maternity cover) for 9 months.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 13 June 2018.</p> </div>

Climax Professorship of Clinical Therapeutics

Closes: June 18, 2018, noon; salary: not specified

<div> <p></p><p>The Professor of Clinical Therapeutics will provide leadership in training and research in the general area of expedited clinical development of innovative therapeutics and diagnostics and experimental medicine. The successful candidate will provide internationally leading research activity, establishing a substantial, externally funded group and secure long term funding for research and development.</p><br> <p>This post is available as either a clinical or non-clinical position. If appointed to a clinical post the professor must be clinically qualified and will hold an honorary consultant contract with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The postholder will be a Fellow of St Hilda&#146;s College.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will have evidence of distinction in leadership and of international distinction in clinical therapeutic research within or associated with industry. They will possess a proven track record of delivery in clinical therapeutics and trial design within or associated with industry, and have evidence of a major long-term track-record of raising substantial research and development funds via research funding bodies or accessing such funding from within research and development funding in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. They will have demonstrable experience and interest in teaching, as well as interests that are synergistic with the existing strengths of the department and the College.</p><br> <p>Applications for this post are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 18 June 2018.</p><br> <p>Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.</p> </div>

Academic Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology or Ophthalmology or Renal Medicine

Closes: June 20, 2018, noon; salary: The salary for the Academic Clinical Lecturer will be confirmed according to qualifications and experience and where necessary in line with current pay protection arrangements in the NHS

<div> <p></p><p>Applications are invited from the listed specialties for one post under the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway. This is a fixed-term, 4-year post which offers excellent opportunities to undertake high quality research within a clinically excellent environment and to undertake clinical work towards gaining a CCT. In addition to the NIHR funded post available, locally funded posts may also be awarded in parallel, subject to funding and assessment against the stated criteria for the role. Applicants should be medically qualified, ST3 and above, have full GMC registration and already hold, or be close to obtaining a PhD/DPhil/MD. Any successful applicant must be able to take up his/her post no later than 31 March 2019.</p><br> <p>The post will be from the following specialties:</p><br> <p>Rheumatology - based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.<br> <br>Ophthalmology - based in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.<br> <br>Renal Medicine - based in the Nuffield Department of Medicine or the Nuffield Department of Population Health or the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.</p><br> <p>For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Christopher Pugh using the email address below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for the post is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20 June 2018. Interviews will be held on Monday 9 July 2018.</p><br> <p>Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Committed to equality and valuing diversity.</p> </div>

Research Nurse (Human Tissue Collection)

Closes: June 20, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Nurse (Human Tissue Collection) to join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the work of the Carr Group at The Botnar Research Centre in collaboration with clinical and administrative teams within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust</p><br> <p>As Research Nurse (Human Tissue Collection) you will take an active role in the research studies portfolio involving human participants, ensuring that human tissue samples are collected in accordance with research study protocols and in compliance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 with particular reference to the regulations on the acquisition and management of human tissue for research. You will also contribute to the day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities and perform clinical assessment and collection of blood samples and study specific investigations in accordance with study protocols and you will maintain data collection and analysis systems in support of the study protocols.</p><br> <p>You will be an NMC registered nurse with relevant clinical experience in a surgical setting, preferably in an operating theatre environment An ability to work on own initiative but also to collaborate with and work within teams of differing disciplines over several locations are essential as are an excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by the ability to explain and interpret procedures clearly and sensitively. An understanding of clinical research methodology and good clinical practice as well as clinical management experience are desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 20 June 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Immunology, T cell Biology

Closes: June 22, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £36,613 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant with a strong background in immunology, molecular and cellular biology to join the group of Dr. Audrey G&#233;rard at the University of Oxford.</p><br> <p>You will be carrying out research on the regulation of CD8 T cell response diversity as part of a BBSRC funded program. You will be using in vivo models and advanced immunological and imaging approaches to study the microenvironment and cellular mechanisms regulating the heterogeneity and efficiency of the CD8 T cell response during infection and/or other challenges such as vaccination.</p><br> <p>You will be based at the world-famous Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, which provides outstanding support facilities, intellectually stimulating environment and carries out world-class research in the fields of immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation, tissue regeneration, with a long term objective of &#145;translating&#146; this research into clinical application.</p><br> <p>You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in immunology, cellular biology, or related field. Capacity to deliver high quality research outputs, as illustrated by a strong publication record in immunological or cell biology journals, as well as specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes are essential for this post. Expertise in T cell biology or advanced imaging techniques and experience with in vivo models would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time appointment fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 22 June 2018.</p> </div>