University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities


Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

We are looking to appoint a research nurse to join our established team of research nurses to assist with the recruitment of study participants to two new studies - INNODIA EC study and SGA Metformin study.

An 'innovative approach towards understanding and arresting Type 1 diabetes' (INNODIA) is an international consortium under the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) which has been developed to advance how we predict, evaluate and prevent the onset and progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The project seeks to create novel tools, such as biomarkers, disease prediction models and clinical trial paradigms that will pave the way to developing new novel therapeutic options to prevent and cure this disease.

The effect of insulin sensitization on IGF-1 responses to Growth Hormone (GH) treatment in children born small for gestational age (SGA Metformin) aims to determine the effect of insulin sensitization using Metformin over 6 months on Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) responses to growth hormone treatment.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient running of these studies whilst maintaining a high standard of participant care. Main responsibilities include recruitment of patients/study participants and their families, the collection of data, maintenance of case report forms, study databases and investigator site files and co-ordinating activities in other centres.

The post holder must have knowledge of working on clinical trials or other research and experience of working with children and young people. It is essential the post holder can work autonomously and as part of a team.

For informal enquires and further information please contact Catherine Guy by email or telephone 01223 746414.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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 August 2017 with interviews likely to be held on 1st September 2017.

Please quote reference RP12876 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online