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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
Research Software Engineer/Database Programmer June 26, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Communications Officer July 3, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Laboratory Research Assistant July 3, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
Laboratory Technician July 3, 2019, noon Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.
Laboratory Technician July 3, 2019, noon Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.
Part-time Clinical Study Administrator July 3, 2019, noon Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Statistical Geneticist July 3, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Part-time Research Nurse July 19, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 – £32,236 p.a. (pro rata)
Clinical Trials Operational Lead - Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology July 26, 2019, noon Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.
Clinical Trial Manager July 31, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.

Research Software Engineer/Database Programmer

Closes: June 26, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Applications are invited for the position of a Research Software Engineer/Database Programmer to join Musculoskeletal Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group led by Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.</p><br> <p>As a Research Software Engineer/Database Programmer you will develop new web and/or non-web database applications for big clinical data, you will carry out software improvement, extension, integration and further development on existing code as well as develop code to validate, test, document and maintain database application software. You will undertake necessary research to identify, develop or customise appropriately software applications and you will represent the project, team, and the University in collaboration meetings, conferences and at external meetings.</p><br> <p>You will hold a degree in computer science, software engineering, health informatics or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience. Demonstrable experience of developing from medium to high software solutions to design, code, test and document programs or scripts following agreed specifications. Experience in one or more RDBMSs and SQL dialects (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL) and an excellent skills in at least one high level programming language (e.g. Python, PHP, C++, etc.) are essential. Master or PhD (doctorate) degree in computer science, software engineering, medical informatics or equivalent, significant experience of developing software in Python as well as experience in big data management 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 26 June 2019.</p> </div>

Communications Officer

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for a talented and creative communicator to join our friendly communications team at NDORMS, a clinical department within the Medical School of the University of Oxford, as our Communications Officer.</p><br> <p>NDORMS is a large world-leading research department changing people&#8217;s lives through high quality medical research, from bench to bedside. You will work to turn this amazing research into compelling stories, featuring the people behind it and the impact it has on patients and society.</p><br> <p>Joining our small and busy team, you will create engaging content for our internal and external audiences, manage our websites, social media channels, and intranet, produce our internal e-newsletter, and evaluate the performance of these outputs using social media and web analytics.</p><br> <p>You will demonstrate your creativity, eye for a story and audience understanding on a daily basis, keeping our audiences engaged and up-to-date with the latest news and opportunities. The role is very varied; you can be writing a press release on controversial medical research one minute, and creating thought-provoking video content the next, whilst designing visually appealing infographics and drafting Instagram captions.</p><br> <p>You should be able to generate superb copy that makes us want to know more, as well as be experienced in managing social media channels and using evaluation tools. Experience in digital marketing and video production would also be very useful.</p><br> <p>Full details are available in the link below, but if you have any further questions then please feel free to get in touch. Do also share with any other contacts who may be interested.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time position, fixed-term until 31 March 2022. 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 Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Laboratory Research Assistant

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Laboratory Research Assistant to join the new research group of Dr Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic at the Kennedy Institute.</p><br> <p>The institute carries out basic and translational research into chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases. The major diseases of interest are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. This research group focuses on understanding innate immune responses to sterile versus microbe-induced tissue injury.</p><br> <p>You will manage your own research and administrative activities and keep accurate and clear laboratory records both on paper and electronically. In addition, you will select, follow and adapt experimental protocols and risk assessments as necessary and make these available to laboratory members. You will also test and optimise new experimental methodologies and transfer those skills to other laboratory members and contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects.</p><br> <p>You will hold a BSc or higher degree in biological sciences, immunology or related subject and hold a Home Office personal licence or equivalent experience in handling mice. You will also have experience in molecular biology assays, biochemical assays, innate signalling and/or inflammasome biology and macrophage biology. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and previous contribution to conference reports or publications is also essential. Previous lab management experience would be an advantage.</p><br> <p>The position is full-time.</p><br> <p>This is a fixed-term appointment until 30 April 2021.</p><br> <p>Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require additional security pre-employment checks: a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check; University security screening (e.g. identity checks).</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 applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Laboratory Technician

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to join Professor Paul Bowness&#8217; laboratory at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.</p><br> <p>As a Laboratory Technician, you will provide technical and administrative support to the Bowness group to ensure the smooth processing of samples. You will process DNA and RNA from blood and stool samples and perform and optimize flow cytometry and ELISA testing, interpreting results and re-running experiments where necessary. You will keep databases associated with patient samples up-to-date and maintain the consortium process by monitoring and ordering stock as required.</p><br> <p>You will be educated to at least A Level, or hold an equivalent qualification in science, with strong attention to detail and the ability to organise samples and record results in a clear and methodical manner. You will have experience of working in a laboratory environment, including tissue culture, and of working with databases. Previous experience of flow cytometry and ELISA, though not essential, would be beneficial. As samples are delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the ability to work flexible hours on these days will be required.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 12 months.</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 Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Laboratory Technician

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician to join the Bowness group and the Inflammatory Arthriris Consortium (IAMC) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS). You will be based at the Botnar Research Centre, with occasional work at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.</p><br> <p>As a Laboratory Technician, you will provide technical and administrative support to the Bowness group, and occasionally to the wider IAMC, to ensure the smooth processing of samples. You will process DNA and RNA from blood and stool samples and carry out T cell assays for responses to bacteria, including gut bacteria. You will keep databases associated with patient samples up-to-date and maintain the consortium process by monitoring and ordering stock as required.</p><br> <p>You will be educated to at least A Level, or hold an equivalent qualification in science, with strong attention to detail and the ability to organise samples and record results in a clear and methodical manner. You will have experience of working in a laboratory environment, including tissue culture, and of working with databases. Previous experience of ELISA and T cell assays, though not essential, would be beneficial. As samples can arrive in the afternoon on Wednesday and/ or Thursday, availability and flexibility in working hours on these days will be required.</p><br> <p>Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 12 months.</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 Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Part-time Clinical Study Administrator

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator to provide support for the Clinical Translation Unit in the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis, which is running a number of clinical studies and clinical trials in the field of drug treatment of osteoarthritis. The Centre is based at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Oxford.</p><br> <p>You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing administrative support including maintaining study documents and research files, scheduling appointments for study participants, as well as organising and attending meetings to take notes and produce minutes. The role involves use of clinical databases and data input.</p><br> <p>Educated to at least A-Level standard (or equivalent qualifications/experience), you will have excellent all round administrative and IT skills (Microsoft office packages), and will be comfortable learning and working with software for data management activities. Understanding of clinical governance, familiarity with Electronic Patient Records systems and experience of working within a registered clinical trials unit would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a part-time appointment (0.6 &#8211; 0.8FTE will be considered) for 12 months in the first instance.</p><br> <p>Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check</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 Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Statistical Geneticist

Closes: July 3, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive postdoctoral researcher, with a strong genetics or epidemiology background and skills in statistical analysis, to join the Clinical Translation Unit within the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis.</p><br> <p>This is a new position to drive genetics research in post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). The appointed individual will carry out association studies, meta-analysis, predictive model building and follow-up studies in PTOA, and will apply and, where appropriate, develop new cutting edge statistical techniques to answer biologically and clinically relevant scientific questions. This project is led by Fiona Watt and her translational research group, with analysis support from Luke Jostins-Dean and his statistical genetics team.</p><br> <p>You will be motivated to develop and support the international collaborations necessary to enable this project alongside the computational work you will carry out. You will enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team in the area of clinical translation in OA, and will be excited about working to develop and test key research questions of high clinical translational relevance in this area using diverse datasets to their full. You will be highly collaborative and good at communicating your work and enjoy presenting results regularly to differing audiences.</p><br> <p>You will have a PhD with a strong genetics, computational, statistical or epidemiological element, or equivalent experience. A background in computational analysis of genetic variation, and/or epidemiological or statistical analysis of population level or electronic healthcare record data is also required. Experience in carrying out genome-wide association studies, and especially using genome-wide statistical techniques such as LD regression score analysis, along with skills in statistical modelling would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time appointment for 36 months.</p><br> <p>Owing to the nature of the research at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, this job will require a satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service check</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 Wednesday 3 July 2019.</p> </div>

Part-time Research Nurse

Closes: July 19, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 – £32,236 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Nurse to join our small, friendly research team, working under the supervision of Professor Sion Glyn Jones and Mrs Gail Lang at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.</p><br> <p>As Research Nurse you will work within a multi-disciplinary setting between rheumatology, orthopaedics and physiotherapy. You will identify potential study participants and work with clinical teams in the inpatients and outpatient setting to recruit eligible patients for musculoskeletal studies. Responsibilities will include; reviewing NHS case records, ensuring patient suitability according to study entry criteria and recording of study related information. Obtaining informed consent to participate in specific studies and ensure the safe administration of treatments and drugs in line with the study protocols. You will also perform clinical procedures including venepuncture, height and weight measurements, history taking and study specific examinations and with training if required, ensure the safe handling and quality of the labelling, processing and storage of biological samples.</p><br> <p>You will be an enthusiastic NMC Registered Nurse with experience demonstrating the appropriate competencies and skills for the role. You will have good computing skills including Microsoft Word, time management and the ability to work using own initiative. Experience of working within a secondary care environment and a full UK driving licence is desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a part-time appointment (0.6 &#8211; 0.8 FTE, 22.5 - 30 hours per week) for 12 months in the first instance with potential for further extension.</p><br> <p>This job will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check due to regulated activity involving &#8216;at risk&#8217; adults.</p><br> <p>A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 5: &#163;25,482 - &#163;30,395 p.a. pro rata) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 6 position.</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 Friday 19 July 2019.</p> </div>

Clinical Trials Operational Lead - Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology

Closes: July 26, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Applications are invited for the position of a Clinical Trials Operational Lead &#8211; Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology to join the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford. Post will be based at The Botnar Research Centre on the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital site, the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and the new Clinical Research Facility on the Old Road Campus in Oxford.</p><br> <p>As a Clinical Trials Operational Lead you will be responsible for the development and oversight of the growing portfolio of the Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology (EMR) group&#8217;s trials portfolio. You will lead and motivate a team of trial co-ordinators/managers and trial administrative staff responsible for the day-to-day conduct of complex trials including CTIMPs and regulated device trials. You will work with Chief Investigators, statisticians and other key collaborators to develop and submit outline and full research proposals for submission to national funding committees (e.g. HTA, MRC, EME, Wellcome) and collaborating commercial partners.</p><br> <p>To support early phase clinical trials, a new clinical trial facility is being created on the Churchill Hospital site. This new facility will provide high quality facilities for the conduct of early phase clinical trials across disciplines. As this new facility is formed you will be expected to contribute to the development of policies, procedures, and ways of working that ensure efficient partnership between OCTRU and the trial facility with the highest standards of quality and subject safety.</p><br> <p>You will hold a degree in a relevant biomedical or associated subject, with demonstrable experience of coordinating clinical trials. Experience of line managing clinical and non-clinical trial staff, including providing training on clinical research topics as well as an in-depth working knowledge of existing UK clinical research structures, GCP and regulatory and ethical systems are essential. Experience of CTIMP trials, experience of clinical research in rheumatology and/or inflammatory conditions and working knowledge of clinical research structures, ethical and regulatory systems in EU Member States are desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 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 Friday 26 July 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 6 August 2019.</p> </div>

Clinical Trial Manager

Closes: July 31, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trial Manager to join the Oxford Trauma group at the Kadoorie Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), to be based at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.</p><br> <p>As a Clinical Trial Manager you will take overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of one or more clinical trials. You will identify, recruit and support participating sites; conduct site set-up, delivering trial specific training, track progress at each site and attend regular monitoring visits as appropriate. You will work alongside the Senior Trial Manager to prepare and deliver progress reports to the management team and funder as well as annual reports to the Oversight committees, Sponsor and Ethics Committee.</p><br> <p>You will hold a degree in a biomedical or associated subject, or other relevant qualification, or proven experience in clinical research. Understanding of clinical research methodology, good clinical practice and the research governance framework as well as an experience and understanding of techniques for the management of medical research information e.g. data coding, entry validation and reporting are essential. Previous experience as a trial coordinator/manager and experience of overseeing the conduct of large clinical trials and working to a high standard of Good Clinical Practice would be desirable.</p><br> <p>This is a full-time (part time considered, 0.8FTE minimum), fixed-term appointment until 31 October 2022. The post is available from 1 November 2019 or soon thereafter.</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 applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 31 July 2019.</p> </div>