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Current opportunities to join the Usher Institute.

A summary of current Usher Institute vacancies is provided below. Applications usually close at 5pm on the noted date.

Please note that all Usher Institute vacancies are advertised on the vacancies section of the University of Edinburgh Jobs website, where it is possible to set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.​

Assistant Trial Manager

Closing Date: 05-Feb-2018

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU). Based within the Usher Institute and the University Of Edinburgh, ECTU is a close collaboration between the clinical academic community affiliated to the University and NHS Lothian. ECTU supports the development and delivery of research proposals which answer important questions that will have a bearing on treatment and service delivery within the NHS. ECTU’s aim is to ensure the delivery of high quality regulated and non-regulated randomised controlled trials.

This new post will involve working within the cardiology team on a portfolio of studies and be responsible for supporting the trial managers in their setting up and ongoing management. Tasks will include drafting progress reports, setting up recruiting sites (ethical, R&D and contracts) and dealing with queries. You will have at relevant experience in clinical trials or research co-ordination environment and knowledge of data linkage would be advantageous.

The post is part-time (21 hours per week), and is available for one year in the first instance (subject to on-going research funding).

Line manager: Trial Team Manager

Salary: UE06 £27,285 to £31,604

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Research Nurse

Closing Date: 15-Feb-2018

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a research project within the Usher Institute and the MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Based at the Western General Hospital and the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, the successful applicant will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of patients with symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer in a new research study funded by CRUK. Eligible patients will be identified and recruited from NHS endoscopy units, CT scanning units and colorectal units mainly from the Royal Infirmary (Edinburgh). Some patients will be recruited from the Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) and St John's Hospital (Livingston). The post-holder will be responsible for various aspects of study management including patient recruitment, blood sampling and the collection of study specific information.

Applicants should be a Registered Nurse with relevant post-registration experience in a clinical research environment. You must have a proven ability to work independently and the drive to push projects forward ensuring that relevant guidelines and regulations are adhered to. Attention to detail, excellent communication and organisational skills are essential for this post. In addition, applicants must have their own transport and be prepared to travel within Edinburgh, West Lothian and Dunfermline.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term position from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2020 with the possibility of extending tenure beyond this point.

Line manager: Dr Evropi Theodoratou

Salary: UE06 £27,285 to £31,604

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