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Group Research Manager

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~100 bench scientists.

The post holder will be based in Cambridge working within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald. For more information visit

The Fitzgerald Laboratory is a highly diverse multi-disciplinary team which includes nurses, clinicians, statisticians, laboratory scientists, computational biologists, pathologists, data managers and administrators. We have a pragmatic approach to research which comes from a working knowledge of the clinical disease with the aim of translating our research findings into clinical practice.

The main interests of the group focus on the following areas:

  • Understanding the underlying clinical, genetic and cell environmental factors that lead to the conversion of a low-risk pre-malignant state into invasive cancer

  • Finding new diagnostic tools that will identify those patients who are at an increased risk of developing cancer

  • Improving the molecular characterisation of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and identifying novel approaches for tumour classification, monitoring and therapy

Applications are invited for a Group Research Manager to provide support in broad scientific management and coordination for the laboratory and associated staff (up to 20 individuals) on a range of projects within an overall programme on oesophageal cancer. The successful candidate will be skilled in the operational management of research projects and will be expected to interact effectively with a wide range of staff, students and others to ensure the smooth running of the research group. The post-holder will assist in budget management including obtaining competitive quotes and ensuring that up to date technologies are employed. A broad balanced and informed perspective of current scientific issues especially those pertaining directly to the area of oesophageal cancer will be required with an ability to prioritise tasks. The Group Research Manager will assist in writing grant applications, reports to funders as well as writing and submitting papers. The post holder should be prepared to perform practical laboratory tasks if required to assist or meet deadlines.

This is a permanent position available immediately.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

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 Wednesday 27th June 2018 and interviews are likely to be held on week commencing 9th July 2018.

Please quote reference SK15723 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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