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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and 150 bench scientists. The MRC CU's focus is to conduct world-leading research to understand how cancers develop and seeks to translate this knowledge into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment. The unit is a key participant in the Cambridge Cancer Centre, providing an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with Cambridge colleagues in the biological, physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

Applications are invited to apply for a Clinical Research Associate position within an established translational research programme within the MRC Cancer Unit and headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald working with Dr Massimiliano di Pietro. The focus is on novel endoscopic and non-endoscopic tools for the early detection of Barrett's related neoplasia and molecular biomarkers for risk stratification. For more information visit

Applicants need to be clinically qualified with full GMC registration and an Honorary Clinical Contract in place by the start of the appointment and duration of the tenure period. Competence in performing upper GI endoscopy is essential with experience in advanced endoscopic imaging and clinical research being advantageous as well as having excellent communication skills (written and oral).

There will be possibility for the candidate to undergo training in advanced endoscopic therapy modalities for Barrett's related neoplasia (including EMR and RFA), in line with the new British and European Society of Gastroenterology Guidelines for the management of Barrett's oesophagus.

Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 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) and a security check. Applicants need to be clinically qualified with full GMC registration and an Honorary Clinical Contract in place.

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 5th July 2017 with interviews likely to be held on the 17th July 2017.

Please quote reference SK12419 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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