Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - MRC Cancer Unit

Applications are invited to apply for a full-time Research Nurse position to work on a new medical device (BEST3) trial funded by Cancer Research UK to facilitate the diagnosis of oesophageal pre-cancer in primary care.

The post holder will be based here in Cambridge working within an established translational research programme headed by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, focusing on screening for Barrett's Oesophagus and Oesophageal Carcinogenesis with a goal to better understand the molecular pathogenesis of the disease and hence to improve patient management. For more information visit

The BEST3 trial will be comparing the Cytosponge-TFF3 test with usual care to facilitate the diagnosis of oesophageal pre-cancer in primary care. This multicentre trial is designed to assess whether systematic, non-endoscopic investigation of patients presenting to their General Practitioner with reflux predominant symptoms is an effective triage test to increase the diagnosis of Barrett's oEsophagus (BE) without unduly burdening the clinical service.

The role is an active nursing role with direct patient contact with particular emphasis on recruitment, sample collection, data entry and study co-ordination. 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. The post holder should demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to help meet the objectives of the study.

The successful candidate must have significant post-registration clinical experience and previous research experience in commercial and/or non-commercial clinical trials. Previous primary care experience is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults' barred list), a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check. This appointment also requires NMC Registration and a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (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.

Interviews are likely to be held on the week commencing Monday 28th November 2016.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SK09268 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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