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Programme Manager for the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme (Fixed Term)

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is seeking to recruit a Programme Manager to support the Early Detection Programme. This is an exciting new position, and the Programme Manager will work directly with the Programme Director, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, and co-lead Dr Sarah Bohndiek, in managing the programme specific duties and responsibilities. This Programme Manager will also work directly with the CRUK Cambridge Centre administrative office in meeting the strategic goals of the Centre and liaising with the office and other programme and project managers in the Centre.

The Programme Manager will provide assistance with overall Programme strategy: helping draft strategic documents; with grant writing and submission; oversight of website's design and ongoing maintenance; overseeing the co-ordination of the large portfolio of clinical and translational studies; overseeing and organising the annual Visiting Professor and Annual Retreat; liaison of major projects; liaison with Industry; chairing team meetings; contribute to meetings and workshops as part of the Centre Project Management team in order to share best practice.

It would be desirable for applicants to have a relevant post-graduate qualification or equivalent. In addition, they will have organisation skills, management experience, knowledge of governance and regulatory aspects of trial management, and problem solving ability. Applicants should be able to demonstrate verbal and written communication skills, a systematic and rigorous approach to work, and the ability to work in a team.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald via Catherine Atkins, Early Detection of Cancer Administrator and Communications Manager, at:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires 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.

Closing date for applications is the 31st October 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RD13510 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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