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Research Nurse (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a part time (22 hours per week) Research Nurse to work on a new medical device trial (BEST3), funded by Cancer Research UK, to facilitate the diagnosis of oesophageal pre-cancer in primary care. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of cancer research for patient benefit.

The post holder will be based in Cambridge working within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, focusing on screening for Barrett's Oesophagus and Oesophageal Carcinogenesis with a goal to better understand the molecular pathogenesis of the disease and hence to improve patient management. For more information visit

The role is an active nursing role with direct patient contact with particular emphasis on recruitment, sample collection, data entry and study co-ordination. The post holder will work within an established team of clinicians, researchers, research nurses and administrators and will involve some UK travel for which expenses will be reimbursed. The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to help meet the objectives of the study.

The successful candidate must have significant post-registration clinical experience and previous research experience in commercial and/or non-commercial clinical trials. Previous primary care experience is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults' barred list), a health assessment and a security check. This appointment also 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.

Closing date for applications is 31 March 2017. Interviews will be held on 6 April 2017.

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.

Please quote reference SK11666 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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