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Senior Research Study Coordinator (Fixed Term)

The role is within the NIHR BioResource, which currently has in excess of 100,000 volunteers and patients, with the aim to recruit over 200,000 more within the next 5 years.

This position is within the Enrolment team, and the role holder will be responsible for facilitating the timely recruitment of participants with and without health conditions. This will involve day-to-day coordination/administration, database management and contact with patients and clinicians following ethics guidelines and appropriate protocol. The role holder will also undertake general administrative duties for the team as well as support the Research Study Manager as required.

The role holder will coordinate study activities of the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research from its headquarters in Cambridge, and as such report directly to the Research Study Manager. The role of the Senior Research Study Coordinator is to coordinate the administrative and functional set-up, initiation, running, monitoring, and archival of research studies specifically focused on Rare Diseases, but will also assist with recruitment and maintenance of population cohort and common disease recruitment when necessary. The role holder will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate permissions required when setting up a research study and ensuring adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in all research activity whilst working closely with the Research Study Manager (National BioResource Manager) Principal Investigator, and recruiting NHS Trusts.

Following appropriate training and dependent on previous experience and skills, the role holder should be willing to undertake extended roles such as obtaining informed consent and be may involve in obtaining biological samples for research.

The role holder will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, ideally in a relevant subject e.g. biomedical science, genetics, clinical research etc. Knowledge and understanding of the principals of Good Clinical Practice and Research Governance Framework along with excellent IT skills, strong organisation skills and a good understanding of research methodology are essential

The post is full-time and we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

This role requires a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

The funds for these posts are available until 31st March 2022

Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Hannah Stark, NIHR BioResource National Manager ¿

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: 23 March 2018

Interview Date: TBC but likely week commencing 2nd April 2018

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

Please quote reference RW14910 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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