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Research Nurse/Midwife (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a research nurse or midwife who wishes to gain experience in clinical research in the field of diabetes and obesity in pregnancy. We are running several exciting studies related to gestational diabetes and metabolism in pregnancy. The main role of the post-holder would be to assist in the set-up and implementation of a new study called DiGest - a dietary intervention in women with gestational diabetes. This study is funded by Diabetes UK and involves four centres within East Anglia.

You will be based at the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where you will join Dr Claire Meek's research team. This is a developing field within the Institute and is supported by excellent clinical and academic links with the Wolfson Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology and the Department of Obstetrics.

The ideal candidate would be a nurse or midwife with some experience of research in the field of midwifery, obstetrics or diabetes. Experience in multicentre clinical trials within a related field would be a distinct advantage. You will be responsible for the recruitment of participants, the accurate recording, extraction, checking and entry of clinical data onto bespoke databases, and will contribute to the co-ordination and monitoring of a number of research studies. You will require a high degree of attention to detail, good communication and organisational skills and be able to work independently. Experience of adult and infant anthropometry, placental tissue sampling and cord blood withdrawal would also be beneficial.

Funds are available for a full-time position but we also welcome applications from candidates who cannot work full-time due to other commitments. This post will require some regional travel. Midwives and adult, paediatric and dual trained nurses are encouraged to apply.

Proposed start date: as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Meek, Metabolic Research Laboratories, Level 4, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Box 289 Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ. Email:

*The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance and a 6 month probationary period will apply.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires NMC Registration and an Honorary Research Contract 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.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th June 2018 and interviews are likely to be held on Thursday 28th June 2018.

Please quote reference RG15681 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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