Scientific Study Coordinator (CAPABLE Study) - Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

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 post-holder will assist in the coordination of CAPABLE, a programme of research in South Asia led by the CEU. A primary aim of CAPABLE is to build a research platform through the creation of a cohort of up to 100,000 Bangladeshi participants across urban, rural and urban slum settings, which will enable study of the social, environmental and behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases.

The post-holder will coordinate all aspects of recruitment to these studies and will be expected to assist in the management of budget (£8M) and resources for the CAPABLE programme. Close collaboration between the post-holder and a broad range of colleagues in Bangladesh and the UK will be critical to the success of CAPABLE.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day coordination of all aspects studies within the CAPABLE programme.
  • Prepare scientific and administrative documents related to CEU studies.
  • Assist in producing progress updates and reports for funding bodies and the Trials Management, Steering and Data Monitoring Committees.
  • Assist in the management of the grant budget (£8M) 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. In addition, to prepare abstracts and presentations for conferences.
  • Any other tasks arising on a day-to-day basis that are necessary to ensure the smooth-running of projects and the achievement of project milestones and targets.

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. 

The funds available until 31st October 2020

Informal enquiries can be made to Liza Clarke

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.

Interview Date: Week commencing 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.

Please quote reference RH13336 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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