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The role

We have an exciting oppourtunity for a Clinical Research Associate hosted at Newcastle University’s Population Health Sciences Institute. You willl be working with Dr. Eugene Tang (NIHR Clinical Lecturer). It is anticipated that this role will provide an excellent platform for the successful candidate to be mentored and receive support from an experienced academic General Practitioner with the aim of developing the candidates research interests, experiences and skills.

Hosted by Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy, (the career development arm of Newcastle’s Academic Health Science Centre), the Academic Primary and Community Care Unit (APCCU) is a newly developed virtual unit which aims to bring together leading experts within primary and community care systems to build capacity in academic primary care within the region. You will be working with members of APCCU in order to develop the unit further alongside developing your own clinical academic career. The overall intended outcome at the end of this role will be a competitive application to a national fellowship programme from e.g. NIHR.

This post is part time 0.4 FTE and tenible for 12 months

For further information please contact Dr Eugene Tang

Key accountabilities

  • Work in collaboration with team members to develop the APCCU
  • Willingness to engage with influential bodies including for example NHIP Academy, the LCRN/LRDN, Newcastle University societies (Academic Medicine and GP Societies), various GP training programmes in the region, regional HEIs, NMAHPs across the region, pharmacy research departments and other interested individuals/bodies.
  • Work to deadlines and manage clinical and academic components successfully
  • Willingness to present progress at dissemination events such as conferences, seminars etc
  • Be prepared to contribute to events celebrating the public engagement of science/social sciences/humanities.
  • A view to the development of a career in academic primary care via relevant career development opportunities for example a NIHR fellowship or similar

The person

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • A clinically active General Practitioner
  • Evidence of an interest and experience in medical research
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Good level of analytical skills and the ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and through the written word
  • The ability to use personal initiative and creativity to solve research problems
  • Ability to extract and interpret complex medical information from medical records


  • Expertise in statistical analyses
  • Publications in good quality peer reviewed journals (or evidence of manuscripts in preparation, submission or review)
  • Experience of human based research studies (either clinical or non-clinical)

Attributes and behaviour

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Willing to take on extra tasks and support other projects where appropriate
  • Highly organised


  • Medical degree e.g. MB BS or equivalent
  • GMC Registration with License to practice in the UK
  • General Practitioner


  • Previous research degree (eg PhD, MD, MRes) or involvement in research publications

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC. We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.