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Governance and Ethics Assistant (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,728 to £29,799
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 9th September 2018
Job Ref: RH16407

NIHR BioResource for Translational Research seek a Governance and Ethics Coordinator to assist with a wide range of tasks around ensuring that correct governance and ethics is adhered to in relation to the NIHR BioResource.

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 post-holder will write information sheets and consent forms for studies, make amendments of REC- approved documents and submit substantial and minor amendments.

The role holder may open studies at new NHS Trusts, or add different research projects and/or researchers to Trusts that are already running the study. The role holder will provide advice to researchers wishing to submit applications to use the NIHR BioResource, and may prepare template wording for their submissions.

This post-holder will assist in ensuring that all NIHR BioResource activities are undertaken in accordance with the requirements of EU and UK Statutory requirements and principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Applicants should be educated to degree level or have equivalent qualifications, or have relevant experience relating to the post.  Experience in writing and submitting NHS ethics applications and amendments for research studies along with knowledge of Information Governance, Good Clinical Practice and the General Data Protection Regulation is essential to this role.  Excellent planning, organisational and attention to detail as well as interpersonal & communication skills with experience in an administrative role, document control and an experienced user of Microsoft Office is a requirement for this role.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will require a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a Research Passport.  The nature of this role means that the successful candidate will also need to undergo a health assessment.

The funds for these posts are available until 31st March 2022.

Barton House, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made via e-mail to Dr Sofia Papadia (

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

Closing date:  9th September 2018

Interview Date: Week commencing 24th September 2018

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form. 

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 RH16407 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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