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Research Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Medical Genetics is seeking an individual for the role of Research Administrator within the research group of Prof Eamonn Maher. The position is for 15 hours per week.

This new post will set up a National Registry for Hereditary Kidney Cancers, with the initial focus on von Hippel-Lindau disease, a rare cancer predisposition syndrome affecting several hundred children and adults. The aims of this project are to develop a Patient Registry that would facilitate further research into VHL disease by systematically collecting high quality clinical and epidemiological data. Through this we will be able to improve characterisation and classification of PHTS, identify the most effective clinical care, provide high quality evidence in support of early detection guidelines, treatment recommendations and disease management to monitor outcomes and study best practices in care or treatment.

You will develop a database and analytics platform for collection, storage and analysis of data. You will coordinate networking activities and further develop international collaborations and you will actively engage families affected by VHL disease in the research. Experience of working in an academic or clinical or research environment is essential and project management within the University or NHS is desirable. There is a significant amount of data entry and the successful applicant will be required to work to a high level of accuracy. Applicants should be educated to at least 'A' level or equivalent, be numerate and self-motivated with excellent organisational and IT skills. Experience at establishing and maintaining databases would be advantageous.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 26 February 2021 in the first instance.

This appointment 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.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 3rd March 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please quote reference SS18157 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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