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Projects Co-ordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Radiology with its combination of scientific excellence and access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities is developing novel technologies in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We have extensive research access to two 3-tesla clinical MRI scanners, including a PET/MR. Imaging plays an increasingly important role in our translational priorities of drug development, through 'first-in-man' experimental medicine studies, with parallel studies in pre-clinical models, and in early detection.

The National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) addresses the gaps in translation of imaging biomarkers either as tools for clinical trials or to aid clinical decision making. NCITA brings together seven of the leading cancer imaging centres (Cambridge, Imperial, ICR, KCL, Manchester, Oxford and UCL) through a network of imaging-dedicated cross-institutional infrastructure.

NCTIA will establish a fast and robust cross-institutional pipeline to produce quality assured locked down Imaging Biomarkers: both for drug discovery within pharma clinical trials leading to more efficient development of cancer therapies; and practice changing paradigms within the NHS for areas of unmet clinical need.

The role holder will be responsible for coordinating complex research projects, funded by the NCITA grant. This post is central to the projects, and the post holder will be key to the effective management and implementation of the NCITA projects.

Key requirements will be coordinating the work and providing high-level support to grant holders involved in the project including support for the NCITA repository and other research studies/trials, and ensuring compliance with the current research regulatory framework as well as organising project meetings. They will manage funding expenditure and will assist Prof Evis Sala in the prioritisation of tasks within the project and interaction between the partners within the project.

They will be required to work closely with individuals in the departments of Radiology, CRUK Cambridge Institute and Oncology, within the University and Addenbrooke's Hospital, as well as key contacts at each of the other cancer imaging centres, to deliver the research projects. The individual will require excellent communication and organisation skills.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Evis Sala ( The working pattern for this post is 0.4 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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

Closing date: 10 December 2019

Interview date: likely to be w/c 16 December 2019

Please quote reference RQ21642 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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