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Scientific Study Coordinator (UK Studies) - Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)


*NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate only if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine - further details on appointment to SRA available on request.

We are seeking an experienced Scientific Study Coordinator to apply their skills to the coordination the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit's (CEU) growing portfolio of large-scale epidemiological studies. The CEU collaborates closely with the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to conduct large-scale trials in blood donor populations. For example, the CEU has already conducted the 50,0000 participant INTERVAL study and the 30,000 COMPARE study and is likely to conduct further, larger studies of blood donors scheduled to start at the end of 2017, in addition to sub-studies of INTERVAL and COMPARE.

Working with senior academics at the CEU and senior NHSBT staff, the post-holder will coordinate CEU-led studies embedded within NHSBT systems. The post holder will coordinate all aspects of recruitment to and monitoring of these studies, including: (i) the preparation and submission of documents for ethical review; (ii) the design and implementation of study protocols; (iii) oversight of the recruitment of participants; (iv) ensuring that data and samples are collected and distributed correctly; (v) contributing to the drafting of reports (scientific, administrative and financial) to funding bodies and; (vi) contribution to the drafting of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day coordination of all aspects of CEU-led studies of UK blood donors, including i) recruitment of participants ii) the collection, transport and storage of samples iii) sample analysis iv) data collection and transfer v) monitoring budgets and vi) monitoring study milestones and deadlines.

  • Prepare scientific and administrative documents related to CEU studies, including scientific protocols, ethics reports and correspondence with collaborators.

  • Assist in producing progress updates and reports for funding bodies and the Trial Management, Steering and Data Monitoring Committees. Become a contributing member of the Management and Steering Committees.

  • Assist in the management of the grant budget and resources.

  • Assist in the dissemination of study results by preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals, reports to internal and external regulatory authorities and publications on websites etc. In addition, to prepare abstracts and presentations for conferences.

  • Any other tasks arising on a day-to-day basis that are necessary to ensure the smooth-running of projects and the achievement of project milestones and targets.

Education: Educated to degree level with a BSc in a relevant scientific field (e.g. biological or medical science) and hold a PhD or have equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills: The role will require relevant experience in scientific study coordination and the ability to work independently as well as part of a large team including principal investigators and senior managers, project managers, data managers, administrators and statisticians.

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approx 2 miles south of city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Clarke lmc79@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2020 in the first instance.

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. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 22nd October 2017 with interviews likely to be week commencing 23rd October 2017.

Please quote reference RH13331 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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