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Research Nurse, NIHR BioResource (Fixed Term)

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research ("NIHR BioResource") is recruiting a Research Nurse to expand our clinical team. The main aspects of the role include coordinating a variety of local and national recall studies interested in studying the links between genes, health, disease and the environment and supporting the recruitment of volunteers to the NIHR BioResource Research Tissue Bank and the NIHR BioResource for Rare Diseases. 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.

We have over 200,000 consented volunteers, from the general population and patients with common and rare diseases, who are willing to be recalled according to their genotype and/or phenotype to participate in academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies. Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website:

Applicants must hold a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and have significant post registration experience. Applications from both Adult (RN1, RNA, RN7) and Registered Child Nurses (RN8, RNC) will be considered. The ability to demonstrate competency in venepuncture and previous experience of research studies/clinical trials is highly desirable.

Excellent communication and organisation skills are required as the successful applicant will be expected to liaise with a number of healthcare professionals and clinics across the Addenbrooke's Hospital site and beyond. Applicants should have experience of working autonomously, dealing with members of the public and a willingness to work as part of a team. The use of a car is desirable as you will be required to travel, often early in the morning, and undertake off-site visits to locations which may have limited or no public transport services; a flexible approach to working hours and duties is essential.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

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Closing Date: 4th December 2022 Interview Date: Week commencing 12th December

For informal queries about the vacancy please contact Barbara Graves at

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 additional documents that 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 RW34290 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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