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Senior Scientific Study Coordinator

University of Cambridge - Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU)

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 6th July 2022
Job Ref: RH31871

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU), is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary group for the study of the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease. It is part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care (DPHPC), one of Europe’s leading academic departments of population health sciences.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to help coordinate our portfolio of Global Health studies, which aim to investigate risk factors for non-communicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular and metabolic diseases) in South Asia. Our Global Health studies portfolio includes: BELIEVE (a 75,000-participant household-survey based in Bangladesh); BRAVE (a 16,000-particiapants case-control study of myocardial infarction in Bangladesh); MAVERIK (a 5,000-participants case-control study of myocardial infarction in Malaysia); and SHINES (a 7,000 cross-sectional survey in Sri-Lanka). More information on http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/ceu/translational-epidemiology/global-health-studies/

The role-holder will lead on planning and monitoring study progress; anticipate and identify challenges and risks and where possible resolve these; develop and ensure implementation of good practice; draft, prepare and archive project documentation (including ethics applications); prepare reports to a high standard; coordinate and record meetings with stakeholders; and support new applications for funding. They will ensure that study tasks are identified, understood and delivered effectively and efficiently in a timely manner, with clarity about who is responsible and accountable for each task.

The role-holder will initially focus on the portfolio of global health research studies in South Asia, but could eventually support other CEU studies.

The post-holder will report to the Deputy Manager of Operations, and work closely with the studies’ PIs in an interdisciplinary team with colleagues and several partner institutions in South Asia. The post-holder should ideally have a scientific study coordinator or project management background in research projects, an interest in global health research and experience in designing, implementing and coordination of large scale projects. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to the scientific, operational and coordinating aspects of an international health project.

Education: degree in a relevant subject or qualified through appropriate research experience

Experience and Skills: demonstrable strong organisation, project management, and communication skills.

This position is full-time and available immediately. Funding is available until 28 February 2025 in the first instance, but could possibly be extended.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Tamara Sabri on ts860@medschl.cam.ac.uk 

Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge, CB1 8RN

Closing date: 6th July 2022

Interview dates: Week commencing 11th July 2022

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

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