Scientific Study Coordinator (International Studies) - Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Salary: Research Associate - £31,604 - £38,833 & Senior Research Associate - £39,992 - £50,618

*NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate only if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine - further details on appointment to SRA available on request.

We are seeking an experienced Scientific Study Coordinator to apply their skills to the coordination the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit's (CEU) growing portfolio of large-scale epidemiological studies. The CEU currently conducts global health studies in Bangladesh (BRAVE, BELIEVE), Malaysia (MAVERIK) and Sri Lanka (SHINES) in which large population cohorts are recruited to allow the study of key questions relating to public health in these areas. The CEU's portfolio of global health studies is expanding and it is expected that additional studies will emerge in the near future.

Working with senior academics at the CEU and international colleagues, the post-holder will coordinate the CEU's portfolio of international studies. The post holder will coordinate all aspects of recruitment to and monitoring of these studies, including: (i) the preparation and submission of documents for ethical review; (ii) the design and implementation of study protocols; (iii) oversight of the recruitment of participants; (iv) ensuring that data and samples are collected and distributed correctly; (v) contributing to the drafting of reports (scientific, administrative and financial) to funding bodies and; (vi) contribution to the drafting of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day coordination of all aspects of CEU-led international studies.
  • Preparation of scientific and administrative documents.
  • Assist in producing progress updates and reports for funding bodies and the Trial Management, Steering and Data Monitoring Committees. Assist in management of grant budget and resources.
  • Assist in the dissemination of study results by preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals, reports to internal and external regulatory authorities and publications on websites etc.

Education: Educated to degree level with a BSc in a relevant scientific field (e.g. biological or medical science) and hold a PhD or have equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills: The role will require relevant experience in scientific study coordination and the ability to work independently as well as part of a large team including principal investigators and senior managers, project managers, data managers, administrators and statisticians. 

Funds available until 31st October 2020

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

Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Clarke

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.

Interview Date: W/C 23rd October 2017

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and 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 quote reference RH13334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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