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RadNet Senior Research Practitioner (Fixed Term)

CRUK Radiation Research Network (RadNet) is a new national network for radiation research, which has been created to grow the CRUK core investment in radiation research, and support discovery and translational research across key scientific and clinical themes. Cambridge, and other RadNet Centres of Excellence, will come together to form a national network that delivers research across a broad range of themes and demonstrate a clear ambition to improve patient outcomes. CRUK RadNet Cambridge is led by Professor Charlotte Coles, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital and Reader in Breast Radiation Oncology.

The Cambridge Centre of Excellence will focus on coordinated high-quality radiation research in order to accelerate new practice into the clinic for patient benefit. We will be working on five closely aligned themes that encompass the breadth and depth in radiation research by spanning from developmental and cancer biology to clinical trials.

The Senior Research Practitioner is a key senior role within the new CRUK RadNet Cambridge Programme. The successful candidate will be the lead practitioner in local RadNet clinical trials and have oversight of wider RadNet collaborative clinical trials. They will be involved in design of new Cambridge-led trial proposals, contribute to the overall strategy of the programme and represent research therapy radiography on the RadNet Steering Committee. Networking with other CRUK RadNet Units/Centres at a high level will be important to facilitate essential collaborative research network as well as being a strong ambassador for research radiographers nationally and internationally.

Important aspects of the role include maintaining clinical credibility in recruiting patients to trials and being able to review radiotherapy related and early and late side-effects within the clinical trials. Excellent communication across local and national teams will be required to develop complex strategies. Along with line managing other radiographer RadNet research practitioners and to act as a role model and mentor.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced, ground-breaking clinical and translational research team, and would suit someone with a passion for facilitating translation of cutting-edge cancer research into a clinical setting.

The Senior Research Practitioner will be embedded in the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) and will be line managed by the CRUK Senior Research Nurse, Jean Mullin.

The funding for this position is available until 31 October 2024 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged and may be made to Nicky Le Blond, CRUK RadNet Cambridge Programme Manager at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2024 in the first instance.

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

Applicants must be registered with the HCPC and hold a therapy radiographer degree or equivalent.

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Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 July 2020, with interviews scheduled for 11 August 2020.

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.

Please quote reference RD23284 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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