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Translational Uro-Oncology Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

We are seeking to recruit a full time Translational Research Nurse into the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Urological Malignancies Programme team. This post is to complement the existing urological research nursing team and works closely with the Cambridge Urology Biorepository. The post-holder will work together with the current team to ensure smooth delivery of translational trials in urological research (mainly prostate and renal cancer), and will be expected to be involved in a wide range of research activities from participating in collection of biosamples, recruitment to targeted translational trials, and involvement in novel therapy based window studies. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to work closely with the wider urological team, which covers both benign and cancer themes in a cross-covering and supportive capacity.

The urological research group has a busy portfolio of work and currently employs two other urological Research Nurses, employed via the Trust. In addition, there are two Research Associates who work on the Cambridge Urology Biorepository, a part-time Data Architect, and a Data Manager. The main responsibility is to recruitment of patients to translational trials in uro-oncology as part of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Urological Malignancies Programme, which has prostate and renal cancers as their major organs of interest.

Applicants will need to be a registered nurse, with surgical or oncology urology experience, being highly desirable. In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge of research methodology and an in depth working knowledge of research regulation and independent practice.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate their ability to multi-task, make decisions, organise and prioritise their workload, and will have good IT skills, able to use MS Office applications.

The Uro-Oncology research group is based in the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, which is a component of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, which is renowned nationally and internationally. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre benefits from a major funding commitment from Cancer Research UK, recognising Cambridge's position at the forefront of cancer research.

The University of Cambridge is an exciting, vibrant, research led academic community offering opportunities to work with leading internationally recognised academics whose visions are shaping tomorrows world.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam on

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years 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) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires NMC Registration and 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.

The closing date for applications is the 24th May 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RD12026 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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