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Study/Trial Coordinator (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a highly motivated Study/Trial Coordinator to join our team in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. This position is part of CanRisk, an exciting programme of work focusing on the development of user-friendly cancer risk prediction tools (see for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer funded by Cancer Research UK.

This post will form a key part of the team who will be responsible for co-ordinating two large clinical studies within the CanRisk programme. The first is a feasibility study in primary care that looks to offer breast cancer risk assessments to women in the general population, via their GP. The second is a randomised controlled trial in clinical genetics services which looks to trial a new clinical pathway which gives an up-front comprehensive risk assessment.

The post-holder will focus primarily on the recruitment and support of research sites alongside the management and storage of research data. The post holder will also assist with general trial co-ordination tasks within the CanRisk team. On a day to day basis, the role will include the recruitment of sites/patients, data monitoring and entry, and liaison with other members of the research team (including clinical/academic collaborators).

The post-holder will be educated to at least HND/HNC, Level 4/5 vocational qualifications or have equivalent level of practical experience. Excellent organisational and communication skills together with experience of working in an administration environment and ability to use initiative are essential. The post-holder will also have good interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and work effectively as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a competent user of MS Office software (such as Word, Excel and Outlook).
A research passport with the Cambridge University Hospitals will be applied for once the post-holder has commenced in the post.

The funding for this post is available for 2 years from commencement in post.

This position is full time but we also welcome part-time applications for no less than 80% FTE per week.

Location - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Stephanie Archer at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This appointment also requires a Research Passport application

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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.

The closing date for applications is: 25th June 2023

The interview date for the role is: 10th July 2023

Please quote reference SN36635 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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