Research Study Coordinator - Research Assistant

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Medical Genetics

The University of Cambridge seeks a high-calibre Research Study Coordinator to join the MRC funded IMAGINE-ID project. This project aims to understand the relationship of genetic abnormalities to the long term mental health outcomes of those with intellectual disability. This post will form part of the enrolment team and will be based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Addenbrookes Hospital site) in Cambridge but some travel to other centre's may be necessary.

The post-holder will be responsible for recruitment of patients and families into the IMAGINE ID study. This will include identifying eligible families from Regional Genetic Centre's and patient support groups, consenting and discussion with families about data collection. They will work within agreed protocols and maintain research master files. The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Research Study Manager, Principal Investigators, Clinicians, Patients and Families to facilitate the recruitment of patients across designated NHS sites. The successful candidate will have full working knowledge and past experience of study management.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with prior experience of recruitment to research studies and/or research administration, preferably within the NHS or an academic institution. The post holder will have a relevant biological sciences degree or equivalent experience will be considered. Previous experience of research coordination would be preferred but is not essential.

This is a key role within the Research Study team, and the post holder will be responsible for facilitating the timely recruitment of patients. This builds on our previous expertise leading research studies with families with children with intellectual disability. This will involve day-to-day coordination/administration, database management and contact with patients and clinicians following ethics guidelines and appropriate protocol. He/she will also undertake general administrative duties for the team as well as support the Research Study Manager as required. Applicants must be well organised, possess strong communication skills, have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and maintain a compassionate understanding when dealing with patients and families.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 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 children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires 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.

For informal enquiries about this position please contact Professor Lucy Raymond on

Please quote reference SE10750 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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The full incremental salary range for the position is advertised in order to demonstrate the progression of the Grade. In the majority of case appointments will be made at the Grade minimum: only in very specific circumstances can a higher salary be offered.

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