Postdoc Position in Scientific Study Coordinator

A new postdoc position in medical sciences is available at University of Cambridge. Applications should be sent before November 07, 2018.

We are seeking a Scientific Study Coordinator to apply their skills to the coordination the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit’s (CEU) growing portfolio of large-scale epidemiological studies. The CEU currently conducts global health studies in Bangladesh (BRAVE, BELIEVE), Malaysia (MAVERIK) and Sri Lanka (SHINES) in which large population cohorts are recruited to allow the study of key questions relating to public health in these areas. The CEU’s portfolio of global health studies is expanding and it is expected that additional studies will emerge in the near future.

Working with senior academics at the CEU and international colleagues, the post-holder will coordinate the CEU’s portfolio of international studies. The post holder will be a key appointment in the development of these studies, including: (i) the preparation and submission of documents for ethical review; (ii) the design and implementation of scientific methods; (iii) quantitative research data analysis and interpretation of findings; (iv) literature and database searches ; (v) contribution to the drafting of reports (scientific, administrative and financial) and; (vi) contribution to the drafting of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; (vii) monitoring and evaluation of the studies; (viii) assistance in budget management and resources; (ix) assistance in the preparation of funding proposals.

Education: Educated to degree level with a BSc in a relevant scientific field (e.g. biological or medical science) and hold a PhD or have relevant equivalent experience*.

*Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience is recognised), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded or submitted appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded. If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master’s) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills: The role will require relevant experience in scientific study coordination and the ability to work independently as well as part of a large team including principal investigators and senior managers, project managers, data managers, administrators and statisticians.

The funds available until 31st October 2020

Informal enquiries can be made to Ank Michielsen

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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