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Job Opportunity  for Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland

With more than 12,000 employees representing 180 professions, the Geneva University hospitals are a reference institution at the national and international level.

Attached to the Department of Medicine, the Division of Rheumatology provides medical care for patients with auto-immune, inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system and includes a multidisciplinary clinical research team.

Under the supervision of Prof. Axel Finckh, the clinical research team is looking for a motivated clinical research fellow for an international European pharmaco-epidemiological research project. You will write a statistical analysis plan, analyse the data, write pharmaco-epidemiological analysis reports and scientific articles, in collaboration with the research group, participate in the department's research projects. It may be possible to develop an independent line of research and/or to discuss carrying out an MD or MD-PhD.

Qualifications: You have a medical diploma or a title deemed equivalent, you have an interest in clinical research in the field of rheumato-immunology and you are fluent in scientific English. You have an interest in biostatistics and are comfortable with statistical tools such as R, STATA. You have the ability to work independently and to write articles and communicate with other researchers. Formal training in epidemiology and knowledge of French are desirable.

Additional information:

  • Start date: as soon as possible.
  • Rate of employment: 80% to 100%.
  • Contract: 12-month renewable fixed-term contract under private law
  • Application deadline: 21.04.2021
  • Enquiry: Professor Axel FINCKH, Deputy head of the division of Rheumatology and head of the clinical research unit,

Your application must include a letter of motivation, your curriculum vitae, copies of the diplomas and certificates required for the post and the last two work certificates if applicable.



Job Opportunity for Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK

Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology to join Professor Peter Taylor at the Nuffield Department of Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based in the Botnar Research Center, University of Oxford, UK.

The role of Clinical Research Fellow is dedicated to the delivery of clinical research studies in rheumatic disease under the supervision of Professor Peter Taylor, the Director of the NIHR / NDORMS Clinical Trials Unit. As a Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology you will assist in the day-to-day execution of various clinical studies in musculoskeletal disease currently recruiting through the CTU including the organization and delivery of a funded single-center observational, clinical study into the pathogenesis and progression of rheumatoid arthritis. You would be encouraged to develop an area of ​​your own interest during the post, with potential to work toward a higher degree (DPhil or MSc), subject to funding being acquired.

You will have a full General Medical Council registration and you will have demonstrable understanding of data protection and other statutory requirements and professional guidelines, such as “ICH Good Clinical Practice” guidelines. An ability to work effectively as a part of the team as well as independently are essential for this post as well as excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to be comfortable and confident interacting with patients in a research study, team members, administrative staff, and the broader research community is also essential. Demonstrable knowledge and experience of rheumatology, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and Rheumatology Specialist Registrar Grade are desirable.

Deadline: April 12th

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Opportunity to work as senior biostatistician within a multidisciplinary team at the Division of Rheumatology of the Medical University of Vienna


The Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna performs basic, clinical and translational research in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease. As a EULAR Center of Excellence our division is regarded as one of the leading centers in rheumatology research. Applied science focuses on determination of causes of inflammatory rheumatic conditions, developing treatment strategies and predicting treatment response by linking data from longitudinal clinical and trial databases with genetic, molecular and biological biomarkers.

We offer the opportunity to work in dynamic team consisting of highly motivated people of different scientific background including biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, basic scientist and medical doctors. The heterogeneity of our team provides an inspiring scientific setting.


We are currently looking to permanently expand our team at the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna with a Senior Postdoctoral Biostatistician with research interest in the rheumatology research field.

This role is an exciting opportunity to make substantial contributions to clinical and translational academic research and to collaborate with national and international partners. The applicant is expected to be engaged in a variety of research activities, including development of study design and analysis of clinical and translational studies, handling of large scale datasets of heterogeneous, multidimensional data sources, and others. Candidates are encouraged to establish an innovative and well-funded research group that is open to interdisciplinary collaboration.

The initial contract will be limited to a two year period with a possibility of a permanent position including a full academic career and Associate Professorship.


The ideal candidate should have a PhD with educational background in Biostatistics, (Pharmaco-) Epidemiology or related disciplines with experience in handling big data and perform longitudinal data analyses . Documented programming skills in statistic programs such as SAS, Python, or R are required.

Previous research experience in network analyses and clustering methods are advantageous. Candidates should demonstrate a strong motivation to engage in the rheumatology research field, introduce innovative statistical thinking and methodology and should have at least one publication as a first author.

Experience in grant writing is advantageous. The appointee is supposed to supervise Junior Biostatisticians and consult research assistants, other research staff or postgraduate students. Therefore excellent communication skills and fluent English language are required.


Interested candidates should send their application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of peer-reviewed publications, a brief synopsis of their previous research area, letter of recommendation) as a single-pdf to

Application deadline: March 31st 2021


Clinical fellowship with Prof Peter Taylor at University of Oxford.

Experience with performing synovial biopsies is desired but not essential. This is a fixed term one year post with the expectation that the person would consider registering for a higher degree and getting funding for that during the post. Please contact Dr Shirish Dubey on if interested for more information.

Rheumatology part-time Fellow Position, Bichat Hospital, Université de Paris, Paris, France

A 6-month clinical fellow position in Rheumatology is opening in Rheumatology Department, Bichat Hospital, from March to September 2021 - working part time.
We are a team of 4 senior rheumatologists, 2 fellows and 5 residents.
The department has several areas of expertise: rheumatic inflammatory diseases (eg rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and connective tissue diseases), crystal arthropathy (eg gout and chondrocalcinosis) and bone diseases (eg osteoporosis).
Research programs are ongoing, particularly in the field of interstitial-lung disease related to rheumatoid arthritis.

Candidates will be fully involved in the clinical activities (eg inpatients and outpatients care, multidisciplinary meetings) of the department; for this, candidates should be fluent in French. Candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in all the multidisciplinary meetings, and to initiate a clinical research project.

For further information, please contact