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Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit - Cancer Theme Portfolio Manager

An exciting role has opened in the Cancer Team of the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit. If you are looking for a new challenge then come and join one of the best research institutions in Europe to make a difference to people with cancer, through research.

The post holder will work in partnership with the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) Director, the CCTC Director of Operations and the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) Operations Director to lead the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU)-Cancer Theme, ensuring the design, set up and coordination of high quality, investigator initiated trials (IITs) and translational research studies.

Operationally, you will have oversight of the team's budget and workforce, ensuring that staff follow relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies and regulations.

The key functions of this role are;

-Lead the design, set up and coordination of high quality, IITs and translation research studies.

-Advise researchers on trial design, feasibility, trial management costs and approvals processes.

-Recruit and line manage a multidisciplinary team, including conducting appraisals, dealing with disciplinary issues, training and career development.

-Maintain oversight of trial coordination for all trials within the cancer theme (CTIMP and non CTIMP).

-Deputise for the CCTC Business & Operations Manager where required.

-Be an active member of the CCTC and CCTU Senior Management teams.

Our current portfolio of 30 Cambridge University Hospitals sponsored trials includes Phase I-IV studies and biomarker studies. These studies encompass both single centre, feasibility studies and large, multi-centre trials.
As you will lead a team of 25 staff responsible for statistics, trial coordination and data/sample management, experience in line management and excellent communications skills are essential. In addition, demonstrable practical knowledge of the regulatory requirements for the conduct of CTIMPs is required.

The CCTC (Director: Professor Duncan Jodrell) benefits from funding from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Centre, Cancer Research UK (Cambridge is designated a CRUK Major Centre) and the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern (Addenbrooke's is a leading contributor to NIHR portfolio studies).

Feel free to contact us for informal enquiries and visits, via Paula Baines on 01223 769750 or

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 9th August 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RD11215 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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