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University Academic Fellowship


University Academic Fellowship: Clinical Trials Research in Musculoskeletal Disease, Institute of Clinical Trials Research, University of Leeds

Grade: Grade 8

Duration: 5 years

Salary:  £38,511 to £45,954

Closing Date:  Sunday 16 November 2014


The University of Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) is looking to appoint an academic fellow to develop and lead a portfolio of clinical trials research and novel methodologies within musculoskeletal disease (MSK).

eRapid Trial featured in the Times Higher Education

14th July 2014

The eRapid cancer methodology trial was listed as one of “20 new ideas from UK Universities that will change the world” in the Times Higher Education. For more information please see

University to host centre for cancer clinical trials

25th June 2014

Cancer patients across Yorkshire will soon have better access to pioneering treatments following the establishment of a new clinical trials centre at the University of Leeds.

The Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre for Early Phase Clinical Trials, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, will provide more opportunities for Yorkshire-based patients to participate in innovative studies.

For more details see:

Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre for Early Phase Clinical Trials in the Yorkshire Post

25th June 2014

Please see the feature on the Yorkshire Post Website about the new YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre for Early Phase Clinical Trials:


EPIC trial logo06th June 2014

The Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research is pleased to announce that June sees the much-anticipated start of recruitment of care homes to the first UK-based trial assessing the effectiveness of Dementia Care MappingTM

Improvement in care quality and staff knowledge and skills is identified within the National Dementia Strategy for England and constitutes a Ministerial Advisory Group on Dementia Research (MAGDR) priority. The trial, known as DCM EPIC, is one of only 21 research projects, successfully sharing in £22 million of NIHR funding for dementia research, announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in December 2012.