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SURECAN Programme Manager - QMUL13735

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: £36,677 - £43,152 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13735
Date posted: 03-Jan-2018
Closing date: 25-Jan-2018

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  • Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who have undergone treatment for cancer?
  • Could you lead a multi-center study?
  • Are you interested in in delivering high quality health services research?

  A multi-centre team led from the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health Barts and The London school of Medicine are developing a tailored, one to one, domiciliary, psychological intervention for people who have undergone successful treatment for cancer but who have low quality of life. The new intervention, SURECAN (SUrvivors’ Rehabilitation Evaluation after CANcer), will be open to people who are within 12 months of treatment and outcomes will be compared to ‘treatment as usual’ by the NHS. We have been funded by NIHR PGfAR to develop and evaluate SURECAN.  

Applications are invited from an experienced health services researcher with project management experience to lead a three-center pilot study followed by a definitive, multi-center, pragmatic clinical trial with full economic evaluation and a parallel process evaluation.   

The post-holder will lead the co-ordination and management on the multi-Centre SURECAN study: overseeing Work stream 2 (which includes a pre-pilot study), Work stream 3 – a three Centre pilot study and pilot process evaluation, and Work stream 4 (contingent on Funders’ approval of work streams 1-3) - a multi-centre, individual patient, randomised controlled trial including a full health economic evaluation and a parallel process evaluation.

Applicants should be educated to masters level (with a doctoral degree desirable), and must have substantial previous experience of the development, conduct and management of clinical trials in health, including multi-centre trials. Experience in preparation of study documents to obtain all research governance and ethics approval is essential. The post-holder will need excellent organisational skills, the ability to problem solve and make decisions at a high level, and the ability to take forward multiple tasks.  Excellent leadership and team working skills are essential. The post holder will be expected to travel extensively between the study sites in London and Sheffield.

The post is full time and fixed term for 24 months, with extension for a further 36 months subject to external funders’ assessment of success of first three work streams of the study (i.e.60 months in total), with an expected start date of 03 April 2018.  Starting salary will be in the range of £36,677 - £43,152 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stephanie Taylor at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2495/2503

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The closing date for applications is 25 January 2018.  Interviews will be held on 30th and 31st January 2018.

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The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.





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