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Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Nurse to join the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Early Detection Programme. The Programme goal is to develop, validate and establish novel highly effective early cancer diagnostic and intervention methodologies. The Research Nurse will perform and manage research studies for the Cambridge International Cancer Early Detection Alliance Member Centre, being responsible for a number of cross-disciplinary research studies. Applicants must have a professional nursing qualification and post-registration research experience in performing clinical studies. The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to help meet the objectives of the Programme. Knowledge of research methodology, ethics and research governance of clinical studies is also essential. Experience in clinical research studies for the early detection of cancer would be an advantage. This post is available from 1 December 2020.

This a full-time position, however applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, MRC Cancer Unit, Email:, Tel: 01223 763287.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 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 children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment.

This appointment requires an Honorary Research Contract. This is an integrated appointment between the University and the relevant NHS Trust/Body ("NHS Trust"). You will therefore also be issued with an Honorary Research 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.

This appointment also requires NMC Registration and a Research Passport application.

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

Closing Date: 4th October 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 RD24093 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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