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Project Manager (Fixed Term)

The Department of Radiology is seeking to a Project Manager.

The role holder will be responsible for project managing a complex clinical research programme, funded by EC Horizon 2020 and GE Healthcare grants. The project involves a unique European randomized phase III trial assessing the effectiveness of a risk-based breast cancer screening strategy, based on a clinical risk score and polymorphisms, as compared to the standard of care in terms of detection of high-risk cancers. The role holder will also run the multi-centre Automated Breast UltraSound (ABUS) ¿ supplemental screening for higher risk women with dense breasts feasibility trial.

This post is central to the project, and the post holder will be key to the effective management and implementation of the project.

The role holder will be expected to have knowledge and first hand practical experience of clinical trials in the UK, regulatory and project management expertise and, preferably, how this applies to imaging studies.

Key requirements will be co-ordinating the work and providing high-level support to different organisations and/or departments involved in the project including setting up, running several clinical research studies/trials, and ensuring compliance with the current research regulatory framework as well as organising project meetings. The role will also involve managing the expenditure of funding and will assist the PI in the prioritisation of tasks within the project and the interaction between the partners within the project.

They will be required to work closely with individuals in the departments of Radiology and Cambridge Breast Unit within the University and Addenbrooke's Hospital, to deliver the research programme. The individual will require excellent communication and organisation skills.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Fiona Gilbert (

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also 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.

Closing date: 2nd April 2018

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 16th April 2018.

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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RQ14851 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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