Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK


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Clinical Research Associate (Fixed Term)

This post represents an excellent opportunity for an individual wishing to gain further experience in cancer clinical trials with a dedicated focus on the PIONEER clinical trial. PIONEER is a pre-operative window-of-opportunity study for breast cancer patients, testing whether the addition of a progesterone receptor agonist can modulate and improve the molecular and cellular response to anti-oestrogen therapy, in collaboration with the lab of Jason Carroll at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. The post is ideally suited to a clinician who has either completed or is close to completing their specialist training in medical oncology, and has already been involved in the development and delivery of clinical or translational research, in collaboration with clinical academics and/or industry collaborators.

The successful individual will have a prominent role in the recruitment and care of patients with cancer, participating in clinical trials. Participation in research active outpatient clinics will also be expected, efforts will be made to ensure clinics match existing, or develop, the specialist interests of the successful candidate. A knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is expected and other, trial specific training will be provided. There will also be the opportunity to attend other trial design related training opportunities and also to present clinical data at national and international meetings.

The post will be held in the Department of Oncology, under the direction of Dr. Richard Baird (Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist, and Chief Investigator of the PIONEER clinical trial) and based, with honorary clinical contract status, in the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit in the Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) Cancer Directorate.

The funds for this post are available for one year in the first instance. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Richard Baird via e-mail on richard.baird [at] medschl[.]cam[.]

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires an Honorary Clinical Contract.

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The closing date is 23 June 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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

Please quote reference RD19219 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information


Department of Oncology








21 May 2019

Closing date

23 June 2019
In your application, please refer to
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