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Research Nurse [Temporary Cover] (Part Time)

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre (CRUK CC) Ovarian Programme is seeking to recruit a part-time (0.5 FTE) Research Nurse. This is an exciting position focusing on translational research and clinical trials in ovarian cancer. The Research Nurse will work closely with the principal investigator for the respective studies, staff from the ovarian trials team, the biobank, and laboratory staff. An important aspect of the job will be liaising with medical and nursing staff from both gynaecological oncology and other departments within the hospital.

The role responsibilities will include identification and recruitment of eligible patients and healthy donors for tissue donation studies. This will involve discussing the studies with patients and relatives.

  • Sample collection including blood, tissue and plasma
  • Collecting study data, including family history and writing pedigrees.
  • The planning, set-up, and running of local trials.
  • Providing on-going information, support and care to research participants in relation to the study

Applicants must be NMC registered. They should have excellent organisational and communication skills and have a demonstrable ability to work with clinical staff and patients. Experience of gynaecology or oncology is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Marie-Lyne Alcaraz,

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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

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.

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Closing Date: 1st November 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RD24109 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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