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Senior Trials Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Oncology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £37,467 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021
Job Ref: RD27601

The Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit (CBURU) is a purpose-built research facility attached to the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CBCRU is led by the Unit Director, Prof Jean Abraham (Academic Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology) and managed by a steering committee currently comprising the Prof Abraham, other Consultant Oncologists and the CRUK Cambridge Centre Breast Cancer Programme Manager. We specialise in developing & delivering cutting-edge translational research studies, such as the Personalised Breast Cancer Program, which gives our patients and their clinicians access to potentially treatment-changing genomic information in a clinically relevant timeframe. Genomic results are reviewed in our pioneering Oncogenomic Review Board multidisciplinary team meetings, which bring together clinical teams, scientists, bioinformaticians, Industrial partners and NHS Genetic Services. The CBCRU is a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment in which to conduct ground-breaking, impactful research that improves breast cancer patient outcomes.

The CBCRU currently has a vacancy for a Senior Trials Co-ordinator to be part of the Cancer Clinical Innovation Group (CCIG). The senior trials co-ordinator will assist Prof Abraham in the management of the CCIG, and support the development of new neoadjuvant, window, pre- and post-neoadjuvant and adjuvant studies within the Early Breast Cancer setting. This post represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinical trial co-ordinator to lead a new team in an exciting research field.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing novel clinical and translational trial protocols, completing ethical and regulatory documentation, and managing sample workflows both internally and from other sites. Furthermore, the senior trials co-ordinator will ensure timely delivery of results to clinicians and patients, and be responsible for delivering reports/data for projects and for funding/grant submissions.  The senior trials-coordinator will line-manage a junior co-ordinator and provide guidance to other junior team members. Importantly, the role-holder will be responsible for anticipating and identifying potential barriers to the smooth-running of new and existing projects, and help to troubleshoot/resolve any issues.

The CCIG and the senior trials co-ordinator will be based within the CBCRU. The senior trials co-ordinator will work closely with the Translational Team, and on the agreement of Prof Abraham, may provide cross-cover to the PBCP project as required (including some patient-facing activities). The role-holder will also work closely with the NHS Clinical Trials Team running the PARTNER triple negative breast cancer trial and may provide coordination cross-cover to this team, on the agreement of Prof Abraham.

The post will be held in the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, under the direction of Prof Abraham, and based in the University of Cambridge Department of Oncology.

For further information, please contact Prof Jean Abraham ( and Dr Joanna Worley ( with copy cc to Ms Catherine Durance (PA to Prof Abraham):

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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

Closing Date: 7 November 2021 Interview Date: 22 November 2021

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