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Study Coordinator (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Study Coordinator to play an important role in supporting the department's research into physical activity promotion. The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge which studies the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and contributes to the prevention of these disorders. The MRC Epidemiology Unit also hosts the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a Centre of Excellence in Public Health Research focusing on developing understanding about the population-level determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviours and on evaluating interventions that impact on these behaviours.

The primary focus of the role will be managing the day to day running of a randomised controlled trial of the GoActive intervention, aiming to promote physical activity among adolescents ( In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing intervention delivery and data collection, as well as managing a team of Research Study Assistants working on the project. The project started in 2016 and has recruited 2680 students across 9 secondary schools in Cambridgeshire. The post will be essential in ensuring the project will continue to deliver on project targets.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual educated to degree level or equivalent. You will ideally have experience of coordinating research studies or clinical trials, preferably in a university or school setting. The position requires excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to engage all stakeholders and to deliver on project milestones at set deadlines. Familiarity with Good Clinical Practice guidelines and the research governance framework is essential. An understanding of project management and experience of working with members of the public would be considered beneficial.

For further information please contact Gwen Brierley, Clinical Research Manager at:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 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 children's barred list) and a health assessment.

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.

The closing date is Sunday 6th August 2017 and interviews will likely take place on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

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

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 quote reference SJ12756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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