Research Nurse (Fixed Term)

03 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019

Department/Location: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, NIHR BioResource Research Group

Salary: £32,236-£39,609

Reference: RW17774

Closing date: 31 January 2019

Applications are invited for a Research Nurse to join the NIHR BioResource Cambridge team to support the enrolment of new patients and volunteers to the BioResource, and subsequent experimental medicine research studies and clinical trials being supported by the BioResource.

The NIHR BioResource for Translational Research provides the major nationally-accessible resource of over 100,000 volunteers from the general population and patients with common and rare diseases, all of whom are willing to participate in and support medical and experimental research studies. Volunteers will have consented to be recalled according to their genotype and/or phenotype to participate in academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies. NIHR BioResource aims to provide a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and investigate the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, and will add another 200,000 volunteers by the end of March 2022.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource can be found on our website,

Applicants must hold a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and have significant post registration experience. Applications from both Adult (RN1, RNA, RN7) and Registered Child Nurses (RN8, RNC) will be considered. The ability to demonstrate competency in venepuncture and previous experience of research studies/clinical trials is highly desirable.

Excellent communication and organisation skills are required as the successful applicant will be expected to liaise with a number of healthcare professionals and clinics across the Addenbrooke's Hospital site and beyond. Applicants should have experience of working autonomously, dealing with members of the public and a willingness to work as part of a team. The use of a car is desirable as you will be required to travel, often early in the morning, and undertake off-site visits to locations which may have limited or no public transport services; a flexible approach to working hours and duties is essential.

This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. The nature of this role means that the successful candidate will also need to undergo a health assessment.  Any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon the satisfactory completion of these checks, whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

The post will be full-time.  We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The funds for this post are available until 31st March 2022 in the first instance

Location: Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made to Niko Ovenden, and the Nurse team at

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click Apply Now below.  This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 31st January 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 11th February 2019

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form. 

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RW17774 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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