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Assistant Study Manager

The Institute of Cancer Research - Clinical Studies: Medicine Drug Development Unit (de Bono)

Location: Sutton
Salary: £26,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021

Length of Contract: 12 months

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description  

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Assistant Study Manager to work within the Drug Development Unit (DDU), which undertakes industry-sponsored early phase clinical trials of new anticancer drugs. We are a world class clinical trials unit with a dedicated ward within the Royal Marsden Hospital for the development of novel cancer therapeutics, which we believe will improve the care of cancer patients. 

The post holders will be educated to at least degree level in health sciences/nursing, with experience of working in phase I oncology clinical trials, preferably with experience of having contact with patients with terminal disease. They must have excellent communication and customer service skills to ensure highly effective and appropriate communication both with patients and their families/carers, members of the multidisciplinary research team and with external partners. They must have a sound working knowledge of the regulatory framework underpinning UK Clinical Trials and the implementation of clinical trial protocols in accordance ICH GCP within an investigator site.

The post holder must be highly organised and able to assist our Study Management team with managing several highly complex studies at a time, planning their work and competing priorities around a busy clinical unit. They should be logical and methodical, possess strong problem solving skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office applications.

The appointment is for a 12 month fixed term contract, on the Research Management grade. This post also benefits from generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme. 

To apply please submit the online application, attaching your CV with the supporting statement (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your research experience and incl. the names and addresses of at least two referees).

For more details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close the advert before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. Therefore we advise you to submit your application, as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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