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Senior Study Coordinator for Data Access, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

Do you thrive on fast-paced work, enjoy coordination, teamwork and creative problem solving? Our work contributes to the understanding and tackling of diseases at an international scale, including COVID-19 and diseases across the globe

We are recruiting a Senior Study Coordinator for Data Access who will play a key role in the NIHR BioResource in managing a rapidly expanding portfolio of data access requests from both the UK and across the world

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:

About the role:

To use the data the BioResource holds, researchers must submit their request for access, including details of their intended research, for approval by the Data Access Committee.

You are responsible for managing this process, from enquiry, through to submission, approval and eventual release of the data.

The role involves day-to-day coordination and administration, database management, liaising and collaborating with worldwide Research and Development departments, clinicians, researchers and senior managers.

Duties include:

  • Primary contact point for data access applicants
  • Establishing and developing key contacts
  • Manage activity on a portfolio of data access applications
  • Generate reports and present on the data access applications portfolio
  • Line management of the administration team

About you:

Ideally you will have

  • Experience in research studies and/or clinical trials
  • Experience of data management and report generation
  • Strong organisational, administrative and communication skills
  • Confidence and ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and using databases
  • Experience of managing and reporting data

What we offer:

The University offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, family friendly policies, a generous pension scheme 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 60% will be considered. Work – life balance is important, and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including hybrid working.

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, and an extension of the employment will be dependent on available funding. It has been announced recently that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding over a 5 year period.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre). Some travel to other NIHR BioResource locations is required

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

We encourage informal queries about the vacancy or the application process – please contact Neil Walker, Clinical and Bioinformatic Statistical Genomics Manager via email

How to apply:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role and person specification, please visit:

Closing date: 2/10/22

Please quote reference RB33107 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Expected salary:

Job date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 03:48:42 GMT

Senior Study Coordinator for Data Access, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

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Senior Study Coordinator for Data Access, NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

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