Clinical Trials Research

The Clinical Trials theme is looking to appoint University Academic Fellows to lead groups of multidisciplinary researchers to drive the development of a portfolio of clinical trials research within musculoskeletal disease or stroke, in collaboration with internationally excellent clinical collaborators. Research areas include new approaches to design, delivery or analysis of innovative and complex early to late phase multi-centre clinical trials, including trials investigating stratified treatment regimens, dynamic treatment strategies or complex interventions. The Fellows will also lead delivery of a clinical trials module on a range of postgraduate taught courses. These applied statisticians/health researchers/clinical trial methodologists will be supported within a vibrant environment either in Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research or Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research is an international leader in the design and conduct of complex clinical trials with approximately 100 trials currently underway, from first in man evaluations through to large international evaluations. The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences is an internationally recognised centre for stroke research, with an extensive portfolio of important, high impact, clinical studies utilising a range of mixed methods.

You must be highly motivated, with a clear vision of how to develop their research ideas into a sustainable portfolio to support their academic career. You will also have a proven track record within the field of clinical trials research with a clear ability to deliver research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Applications are welcomed from clinically and non-clinically qualified applicants.

If you are clinically qualified these Fellowships provide an opportunity to develop on your existing academic experience and establish a clinical academic career.  The nature of individual clinical / academic workload profiles will be determined by your current level of specialist training and agreement with our local NHS organisations, with whom we work in close partnership. We actively encourage applications from specialty trainee level to those who already hold specialist registration.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For clinical academic posts remuneration will be on the appropriate clinical academic scale (dependent upon individual clinical experience / qualification and therefore the level of Honorary Clinical Contract). Details of University Clinical salary scales can be found at

For informal enquiries about the roles please contact Professor Julia Brown, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1499, email:

For general enquiries, please contact Tom St David-Smith, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8759, email:

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