Clinical Research Fellow in Scleroderma

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090263 (Ref.No. MHLRM1173)
Posted: December 7, 2021

Job Description

Are you medically qualified and ambitious with an interest in translational research in Rheumatology? Do you have experience of working in Scleroderma and Connective Tissue Diseases? Do you want to further your career by working in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will support and undertake research in Scleroderma. Your research will focus on translational studies from the observational study STRIKE (Stratification for risk of progression in Scleroderma) to understand mechanisms of disease progression.  You will lead your own studies in this area, including methods development and clinical studies and contribute to the work of the research group as a whole. 

During your employment you may also work towards a PhD at the University of Leeds.  This is an exciting opportunity if you are a Rheumatologist or Rheumatologist trainee, especially if you are aiming to sub specialise in Connective Tissue Diseases or pursue an academic career. You will be medically qualified with MRCP or equivalent and full GMC registration.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Francesco Del Galdo

Email: [email protected]


Further Information

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the School of Medicine we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award.   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.

Location:  Leeds - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Section:  Section of Clinical & Translational Rheumatology
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  £34,563 to £56,077 p.a.
Working Time:  100% at 37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months due to external grant income)
Release Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 15 December 2021
Reference:  MHLRM1173

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.