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Senior Study Coordinator [Temporary Cover]

Applications are invited for this exciting and challenging position to play a key role in recruiting volunteers to the NIHR BioResource, including the coordination & administration of recruitment activities, database management and liaising with volunteers. The role will focus on research studies based on the general population, but may also assist with recruitment and maintenance of rare and common disease recruitment when necessary.

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice. NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website:

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post, with an understanding of research methodology and good organisational and communications skills, and ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. The post holder will require a Research Passport which will be applied for once an offer has been accepted.

See the Further Particulars link below for full details and Person Specification.

This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week to provide maternity cover for a maximum of 1 year or the return of the post-holder, whichever is the earliest.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre). Work - life balance is important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are open to discussion on flexible working.

For informal queries about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Lindsey Berends, Research Volunteer Recruitment Manager at

This appointment requires 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: 1 July 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 19 July 2021

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 RW26933 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.

Further information

Apply online