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Research Support Assistant (Fixed Term)

NIHR BioResource for Translational Research is seeking a Research Support Assistant to provide administrative and organisational support to the NIHR BioResource Clinical Team in order to ensure successful volunteer recruitment and recall for a variety of research projects.

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:

The role holder will support the NIHR BioResource Clinical Team with the day-to-day running of the Clinical Research Unit under the supervision of the Senior Research Nurse in order to ensure that the unit is fully operational, up-to-date and meets all requirements of a CUH clinical area.

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post, including:

  • Experience in an administrative role, with good Word and Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to greet volunteers and answer questions from research volunteers as required
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and attention to detail

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

This appointment is full-time, 36.5 hours per week. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working of no less than 4 days a week (80% FTE)

NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of a 5-year funding cycle. The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2022 in the first instance. It is likely that the NIHR BioResource will continue to be funded by NIHR beyond this date, with an extension grant providing funding until 30 November 2024, with a further extension of 5 years dependent on available funding.

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 Daniela Caputo, Senior Research Nurse on 01223 746658 or at

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

Closing Date: 16 August 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 30 August 2021

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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 RW27362 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

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