Research Nurse: Genomic Medicine Centre

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Applications are invited for a Research Nurse to join the Genomic Medicine Centre team to support the enrolment of patients and their families to the 100,000 Genomes project.

The East of England Genomic Medicine Centre is delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project across East Anglia and East Midlands. The 100,000 Genomes Project is an exciting scientific and medical programme. It has the scope to revolutionise treatment and prevention by developing genomic diagnostics, meaning that the NHS can offer more targeted tests, drugs and care for patients. It also supports the government's aspiration to become a world-leader in the practical applications of genomic technologies and aligns with NHS England's ambition to ramp up the scale and pace of change to deliver better outcomes for patients.  We are looking for a research nurse to help support and drive the recruitment of NHS patients with Rare Diseases and Cancer at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Applicants must hold a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and have significant post registration experience. Applications from both Adult (RN1, RNA, RN7) and Paediatric nurses (RN8, RNC) as well as midwives will be considered. The ability to demonstrate competency in venepuncture and previous experience of research studies/clinical trials is highly desirable. Knowledge of genetics is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

Excellent communication and organisation skills are required as the successful applicant will be expected to liaise with a number of healthcare professionals and clinics across the Addenbrooke's Hospital site. Applicants should have experience of working autonomously, dealing with NHS patients and a willingness to work as part of a team. You may occasionally be required to travel, and undertake off-site visits; a flexible approach to working hours and duties is highly desirable. *Although this is a full time post, applications for part time hours will be considered. Applications will also be considered for secondment.*

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 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 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.

Informal enquiries about this vacancy can be directed to Karola Rehnström, East of England Genomic Medicine Centre Programme Lead at

Please quote reference SE14518 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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