Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
16 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Nurse (Fixed Term)
MRC Cancer Unit
Reference: SK14816

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~100 bench scientists.

Applications are invited for a Research Nurse to work as part of an existing, multi-disciplinary team on a trial to investigate the award winning Cytosponge technology to facilitate the diagnosis of oesophageal pre-cancer. The BEST3 trial is funded by Cancer Research UK and the trial is taking place in primary and secondary care. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of cancer research for patient benefit.

The post holder will be based in Cambridge working within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

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The role is an active nursing role with direct patient contact with particular emphasis on recruitment, sample collection, training primary care sites and team working. The post holder will work within an established team of clinicians, researchers, research nurses and administrators and will involve some UK travel for which expenses will be reimbursed.

This post is for one year in the first instance with a latest start date of 1 May 2018 and is a full-time post although part-time hours may be considered for the successful candidate.

The successful candidate must have significant post-registration clinical experience and previous primary care experience is desirable.

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 also requires NMC Registration and a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV 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.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16th March 2018 and interviews will likely be held on week commencing 26th March 2018.

Please quote reference SK14816 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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