Clinical Research Associate

London (South), London (Greater) (GB)
Clinical Research Associate Grade, £35,383 - £46,274 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
19 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The successful candidates will play a key role in innovative studies investigating new approaches to treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They will join Prof Oliver Howes' research group. This is based at the Institute of Psychiatry and MRC LMS, two of the leading clinical research centres in the world.

The studies involve the collection of clinical, proteomic, immune and multimodal neuroimaging (MRI & PET & MEG) data and clinical assessment to determine response to treatment in patients. One of the studies involves a clinical trial of a new treatment approach to target psychosis, whilst the other involves experimental medicine studies of a novel treatment approach for negative symptoms.

Working closely with the Lead Investigators, the successful candidate will ensure the successful conduct and completion of the research programme. He/she will contribute to the collection and analysis of data, and play a key role in the assessment and monitoring of patients, which will constitute clinical sessions and may count towards training. He/she will also work closely with other research staff in the project and foster effective collaborative working relationships with the local early intervention services for psychosis. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to develop their own research interests.

The group conducts research into the role and interactions of a number of brain systems in processes relevant to mental disorders and their treatment, and the post-holder may also contribute to these studies as well.

The post would be ideal for a clinician with an interest in cutting edge neuroimaging and psychopharmacology. There is potential to develop a project for an MD/ PhD for a suitable candidate.

This post would suit a foundation, core or early speciality trainee with an interest in clinical research. Start date is likely to be spring or summer 2020 but there is some flexibility.

These posts will be a fixed-term contract one for 1 year and the other for up to 3 years.

The selection process will include a panel interview and an assessment.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Anai Sarkis on  

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.