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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit has a vacancy for a clinician with specialist oncology training as a Clinical Research Associate to be part of the Cancer Clinical Innovation Group and to support the development of innovative clinical trials in patients with breast cancer, focusing strongly on early breast cancer, and related translational research projects.

This post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual wishing to gain further experience in cancer clinical trials, particularly in, Early Breast Cancer Clinical Trials and Translational Research. The post is only open to medically qualified individuals, who have experience in oncology clinical work and who have or are close to completing their specialist training in medical oncology, and has already been involved in the development and delivery of clinical or translational research, in collaboration with clinical academics and/or industry collaborators.

The successful individual will have a prominent role in the recruitment and care of patients with cancer, participating in the development and delivery of breast cancer clinical trials. They will also have the opportunity to develop expertise in clinical trial design, interpretation and implementation of breast cancer genomics and it applicability into the clinical management of patients. Participation in research active outpatient clinics will also be expected.

A knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is expected and other, trial specific training will be provided. There will also be the opportunity to attend other trial design related training opportunities and also to present clinical data at national and international meetings.

The post will be held in the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, under the direction of Dr Jean Abraham (Academic Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology) and based, with honorary clinical status, at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cancer Directorate and in the Oncology Department.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract, GMC registration, License to Practice and Medical Defence Cover.

This is an integrated appointment between the University and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ("NHS Trust"). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Clinical Contract by the NHS Trust. You should be aware that if your contract with the NHS Trust is terminated your employment with the University will be terminated, and vice versa.

For further information, please contact Dr Jean Abraham ( please copy to cc to Ms Catherine Durance (PA, to Dr Abraham):

The funding supporting this position is available until 31st March 2022 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and a completed Additional Information for Clinical Researchers form 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 receipt of completed applications is 8 November 2020.

Please quote reference RD22672 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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