NIHR BioResource Manager (Temporary Cover/Maternity Cover)

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, NIHR BioResource Research Group

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research provides the major nationally accessible resource of 100,000 volunteers from the general population, patients with common disease and rare diseases, all of whom are willing to participate in and support medical and experimental research. Recruits will have consented to be recalled according to their genotype and/or phenotype for academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies.

The project aims to provide a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for characterising the benefits and limitations of emerging therapies, adding another 250,000 volunteers by the end of March 2022. This will lead towards future trials that incorporate disease mechanistic knowledge and studies and that are personalising therapies based on stratifying patients/individuals at risk of disease by disease-associated phenotypes.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource can be found on our website,

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research requires a National BioResource Manager to lead and manage a team to recruit and recall healthy volunteers and patients for health and medical research. The role holder will lead a team to facilitate local recruitment working alongside the Cambridge BioResource Manager, but will also be responsible for coordinating the efforts of the local BioResources, and ensuring that recruitment targets are met. The role involves engagement with a wide range of internal and external staff, for example staff members from all BioResources that make-up the NIHR BioResource, as well as researchers applying to use the National NIHR BioResource for Stage 2 studies (data/sample/recall), therefore the role holder must possess excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate must be educated to degree level (ideally in a relevant subject eg biomedical science, genetics, clinical research etc) or have equivalent qualifications or experience and will have experience of managing a busy team, being able to empower staff members to perform well. The role holder will have knowledge of ethical and regulatory issues related to health/medical research. The role holder should have experience project managing. They must have experience of data management and excellent IT skills, with exceptional attention to detail. They must be able to prioritise their workload, delegate tasks to other staff members, respond rapidly to colleagues, and have experience talking to patients/volunteers/members of the public.

This position is to cover maternity leave for a maximum of 1 year or the return of the post-holder, whichever is the earliest.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Works primarily in an office on the Addenbrooke's Cambridge Biomedical Campus, (approx 2 miles south of city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Sofie Ashford, Senior Study Coordinator,

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Closing date: 17th June 2018

Interview Date: w/c 25th June 2018

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application.

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

Please quote reference RW15621 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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