Research Ethics Manager, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

University of Cambridge
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£40,521-£54,395
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Contract Type:fixed-term basis unt
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Research Ethics Manager, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

Internal candidates only

Do you have great communication and organisational skills? Interested in a role which is contributing to changing lives for the better? Looking for your next challenge?

We are recruiting a Research Ethics Manager who can write and submit NHS REC applications and can manage Research Tissue Banks. You will need excellent communication skills across a variety of disciplines and levels as well as substantial experience of ethical and regulatory issues related to health and medical research to succeed in this role.

About NIHR BioResource:

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website https: //

About the job:

The Research Ethics Manager will be Responsible for overseeing the Ethics workstream of the Governance and Ethics team, which includes oversight of all protocols and participant-facing paperwork, and overseeing responses to queries from participating BioResource Centres, Tissue Collection Centres and sites across the country.

The role will oversee management of all NHS Trust/Boards acting as Study sites, BioResource Centres and Tissue Collection centres and instruct coordinators/managers of external NIHR BioResource cohorts on their submissions of amendments and/or development of new workstreams, maintaining oversight of this process.

The role holder will also be required to work closely with Management from the other BioResource Centres and cohorts/programmes to ensure that study recruitment and retention is following the agreed procedures and centres/sites are using correct documentation for the recruitment of participants.

About you:

Ideally you will have:

  • Substantial experience in complying with EU and UK statutory requirements and principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Proven relevant line management experience
  • Outstanding attention to detail, with meticulous document editing/data entry/monitoring skills.
  • What we offer:

    The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, an attractive pension scheme (employer's contribution is up to 14.5%) and 41 days annual holiday (inclusive of public holidays). We encourage career development by providing extensive training & development opportunities.

    This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week; part-time to 80% will be considered. Work ¿ life balance is important, and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including hybrid working.

    Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

    See the Further Information link below for full details and Person Specification.

    We encourage informal queries about the job or the application process - please contact Chloe Caley-Light, Senior Business Administrator, Chloe.Caley- [email protected].

    The post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle. It was announced last year that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding over the next 5 years.

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

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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 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 email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    The closing date for applications is: 19th June 2024

    The interview date for the role is: Shortly after the closing date

    Please quote reference RB41939 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.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Department of Haematology








    5 June 2024

    Closing date

    19 June 2024

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