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Study Coordinator (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Study Coordinator to join the MRC Epidemiology Unit working on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine, and its research focuses on understanding the causes of obesity and diabetes and developing approaches to their prevention.

The Study Coordinator will work within the Unit's Study Team and be responsible for providing day-to-day management for the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). NDNS provides essential evidence on the diet and nutrition of the UK population to enable Public Health England to identify and address nutritional issues in the population and monitor progress towards public health nutrition objectives. The work primarily focuses on coordinating the Unit's responsibilities on the project and involves leading on governance applications, oversight for biological sampling, and clinical review of results for reporting to participants. The role-holder will also be expected to organise the different oversight committee meetings, prepare standardised reports for these meetings and follow up on actions agreed.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or be qualified through appropriate research experience and have proven communication skills. Experience coordinating research in a health or social research environment will be advantageous. You will be well organised, able to multi-task and work within a team environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a Unit that is at the forefront of international research and generating evidence to inform public health action. You will be able to work with leading University specialists working within a small team of established coordinators.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gwen Brierley (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 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. 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 Sunday 25th February 2018 and interviews will likely be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Please quote reference SJ14730 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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