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Job id: 090930. Salary: £37,332 - £38,966 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 11 June 2024. Closing date: 01 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Contact details: Professor Mieke Van Hemelrijck.

Location: Guy’s Campus. Category: Research.

About us

The Translational Oncology and Urology Research (TOUR) team aims to turn science into better healthcare by translating uro-oncology research into medical practice. TOUR is led by Professor Mieke Van Hemelrijck, bringing together a team of quantitative and qualitative researchers, clinicians, students, research nurses, trial coordinators, and database managers who are active across the field of translational research.

The translational research work of the group encompasses a heterogeneous set of activities with clinical cancer epidemiology at the core. Their unique multidisciplinary expertise and collaborations provide a methodology for researching prevention, early diagnosis and detection, treatment outcomes, and living with and beyond cancer. Their work shows how we need clinical epidemiology throughout the entire cancer patient pathway.

Moreover, Prof Van Hemelrijck leads Guy’s Cancer Real World Evidence (RWE) together with Dr Anne Riggfrom Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The programme aims to amplify Guy’s Cancer RWE data science capability and allow progress answering challenging cancer research questions. Guy’s Cancer RWE will drive world class patient centred research.

The TOUR team is also part of the Centre for Cancer Society and Public Health which includes five other research groups and jointly focuses on research related to the control of risk-factors and the prevention of cancer, the early diagnosis and detection of cancer and pre-cancer, patients’ experiences of treatment and care and inequalities in their prognosis, treatment, and survival.

About the role

The post holder will assist the TOUR team and their clinical colleagues at Guy’s Cancer with managing their research portfolio, specifically for Guy’s Cancer Real World Evidence (RWE) Programme. Within that programme, the post holder will be responsible for the setup and management of a new database for cellular therapies. 

The successful applicant will thus have the opportunity to contribute positively to a range of administrative activities relating to RWE research portfolio, ensuring smooth running of the team. The post holder will contribute to the overall operational organisation of TOUR.

The successful applicant will collaborate closely with personnel at Guy’s Cancer to create a secure, comprehensive research platform for our cancer population.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract for 24 months.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Bachelor degree in cancer field or related
  2. Knowledge of the clinical research process, research governance and GDPR guidelines
  3. Highly evolved communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; including written and verbal communication, formal presentations, including to professional / external bodies; dealing with clinical and or sensitive subject matter adjusting style and content to audience appropriately
  4. IT skills with window packages
  5. Ability to prioritise workload and plan ahead
  6. Excellent organizational skills
  7. Ability to interpret, apply and communicate complex information
  8. Confident handling and communication sometimes politically sensitive or contentious information
  9. Ability to work independently
  10. Be able to be flexible with regard to working hours in order to facilitate collection of data/collaborations with clinical colleagues

Desirable criteria

  1. Evidence of experience working within the administrative network of the NHS
  2. Evidence of administrative support in clinical cancer research setting

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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