University of Cambridge

Job Opportunities


Senior Research Nurse (BEST4 Deputy Clinical Coordinator) (Fixed Term)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a research team aiming to achieve earlier diagnosis of oesophageal cancer. The BEST4 platform trial is a National project funded by Cancer Research UK and National Institute for Health Research. It is an extension of our previous work using the Cytosponge test as a pioneering new approach that provides a simple office-based test instead of endoscopy. The overall aim of this trial is to determine whether the Cytosponge test can be used to diagnose cancer of the oesophagus at an earlier stage and reduce the number of deaths from this condition. The Senior Research Nurse will work as part of a team overseeing all clinical activities and providing nursing support for the BEST4 study in collaboration with the Cancer Prevention Trials Unit (CPTU) at King's College London. They will be responsible for managing and coordination of training for nurses in mobile diagnostic units and secondary care sites in the administration of the Cytosponge. They will work alongside the Principal Research Nurse (BEST 4 Clinical Coordinator) and established clinical teams, researchers, research nurses and administrators on document development, recruitment, sample collection, data entry and providing clinical support to ensure swift and high quality follow-up for positive test results as required. Applicants must have a professional nursing qualification and post-registration research experience in performing clinical studies. The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to help meet the objectives of the Project with a willingness to travel to sites. Knowledge of research methodology, ethics and research governance of clinical studies is also essential. Experience in clinical research studies and/ gastroenterology would be an advantage.

This post is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, a security check and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires NMC Registration and 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.

This is an integrated appointment between the University and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ("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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV and a completed Additional Information for Allied Health Professionals form in the Upload section of the online application. 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.

Closing date: 18th June 2023

Date of interview: W/C 3rd July 2023

Please quote reference RD36745 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