Senior Study Coordinator

26/01/2020, 23:55

Sutton
Genetics and Epidemiology
Molecular & Population Genetics
Full time
Fixed Term
2 years
35
Salary:£32,000 - 44,400
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

We are seeking a Senior Study Coordinator to work with us on our recently awarded CRUK project: “BRCA-DIRECT: development and piloting of a digital platform to deliver Clinically-Integrated, Clinician-Independent, Rapid, Digital, Genetic Susceptibility Biomarker Testing.” This project is designed to evaluate delivery of genetic testing for the BRCA genes via an App-platform supported by access to a Genetic Counsellor telephone hotline. Although the cost of genetic sequencing has fallen dramatically, access to genetic testing is still highly restricted, in large part due to limitation in the availability of genetic counsellors and genetically-trained doctors. Through this project, led by clinical geneticists, oncologists, breast surgeons and genetic counsellors, we are looking to develop new pathways to genetic testing which will not only facilitate more rapid, high throughput testing accessible to more patients, but will be more patient-centred, allowing them to access and consider important information regarding genetic testing in their own timescales, at their own home.

We are seeking an individual with an exceptional track record in management of NHS-facing research in particular those involving (i) digital technology (ii) (non CTIMP) clinical trials, (iii) genetics and/or oncology and/or cancer prevention. We would anticipate that the successful candidate would have a background in biomedical science or a professional healthcare background as well as a strong interest in cancer prevention, genomics, and health service implementation/transformation.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POST:

To provide coordination for an exciting CRUK-funded study examining delivery of BRCA-genetesting using a digital platform to patients with breast cancer. Working closely with the Chief Investigator, the post holder will manage a wide-range of study logistics including (i) coordination of a software development company and expert clinicians in development and optimisation of the digital platform (ii) delivery of the pilot study (1000 patient) at two centres (Royal Marsden and Manchester) working with local research genetic counsellors (iii) coordination of input from stakeholder groups, including charities, patient support groups, researchers, clinicians and senior members of NHS England and Health Education England. The post holder will also coordinate finances and external communications for the project.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

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Cancer Research UK
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