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Study Coordinator (Fixed Term)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and its research focuses on understanding the causes of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders, and developing approaches for their prevention

We are seeking to appoint a Study Coordinator for the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) -Norfolk study, a large cohort study primarily looking at the connection between diet, lifestyle factors and cancer and other conditions. EPIC-Norfolk began recruitment in March 1993 and since then there have been multiple health checks and other forms of data collection with participants. The study is transitioning from the Department of Public Health & Primary Care to the MRC Epidemiology Unit, both part of the University of Cambridge. The role of the EPIC-Norfolk study coordinator will be critical in supporting the transfer and for managing the governance and processes for continued data collection in the future.

The post-holder will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the EPIC-Norfolk study. This will include management of study documents, such as protocols and standard operating procedures; leading ethics applications and renewals; contributing to oversight meetings with the PIs and wider EPIC-Europe team; facilitating data collection from secondary sources, such as NHS digital; working with the contracts office on collaboration and data sharing agreements; and coordination of the study's participant advisory panel. The study coordinator will work closely with the Units data management team to enable data sharing and to maintain high data quality.

The role will be based in the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus site, and will be part of a small team of study coordinators at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. In addition to the tasks outlined above, the role will also be involved with other unit activities, such as writing and reviewing unit-wide SOPs and contributing to training on governance-related topics.

For enquiries about the post, please contact Gwen Brierley by email:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service 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.

The closing date is 7 January 2019, with the interview date scheduled for 15 January 2019.

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.

Please quote reference SJ17596 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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