Research Nurse (Part Time, Fixed Term)

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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Date: 2 weeks ago

Are you a nurse experienced in research, considering a change of speciality or would you like a more patient-facing research role?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Nurse with appropriate clinical experience to join our research team. You will be passionate about research, have good organisational skills, a flexible approach to work and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Experience of research and/or clinical trials would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting expectant mothers, taking cord blood after delivery and blood from other donors. They will be a good communicator and ambassador for research in clinical settings.

The post holder will be part of the Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank, a research facility supporting clinical trials and providing valuable tissue for basic and translational research. The post holder will be part of a dynamic team working primarily to support local researchers and their collaborators. The ability to build good relationships with all our partners is essential.

The University of Cambridge Department of Haematology is located at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. It has laboratories in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, NHS National Blood and Transplant Blood Centre and the Sanger Institute. The Head of Department is Professor Tony Green.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 13 June 2021 in the first instance, with possibility of extension. The post is University Grade 7 which is equivalent to NHS band 6.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Part-time: The post is 0.75FTE, we welcome applications from individuals looking for a flexible working pattern, but working Monday-Friday. Please state preference in application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is 26 July 2020. The interview date for the role will be arranged at a later stage but are likely to take place between week commencing 10th August to 21st August.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Joanna Baxter, Senior Research Associate on

Please quote reference RB23319 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.

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