Study Manager (Maternity Cover)

17/03/2019, 23:55

Clinical Studies
Medicine Drug Development Unit (de Bono)
Full time
Fixed Term
12 months
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 four 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 looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Study Manager to work within the Drug Development Unit (DDU), which undertakes industry-sponsored early phase clinical trials of new anticancer drugs. We are a world class clinical trials unit with a dedicated ward within the Royal Marsden Hospital for the development of novel cancer therapeutics, which we believe will improve the care of cancer patients.

The post holder will be educated to at least degree level in life sciences/nursing, with experience of working in phase I oncology clinical trials, preferably with experience of having contact with patients with terminal disease. They must have excellent communication and customer service skills to ensure highly effective and appropriate communication both with patients and their families/carers, member of the multidisciplinary research team and with external partners. They must have a sound working knowledge of the regulatory framework underpinning UK Clinical Trials and the implementation of clinical trial protocols in accordance ICH GCP within an investigator site.

The post holder must be highly organised and able to manage several highly complex studies at a time, planning their work and competing priorities around a busy clinical unit. They should be logical and methodical, possess strong problem solving skills and be proficient in the use of MS Office applications.


The appointment is to provide temporary cover on a fixed term contract for up to one year, on the Higher Scientific Officer.  Please be aware that the appointment could terminate earlier, dependant on the duration of the substantive post holder's absence. This post also benefits from generous annual leave entitlement and a defined benefit pension scheme. 

A CV & covering letter must be submitted online, via the e-recruitment system. Please click on the apply button and follow the instructions. 

Please note that this vacancy may close early, if we receive a lot of applications.  


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

In partnership with

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.