Stratford, Greater London
£19,621 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Student Clinical Study Coordinator


Salary: £19,621 per annum + benefits

Contract: Fixed Term – 52 weeks, full-time

Location: Stratford, London

Application Deadline: Sunday 1st November 2020, 23:55 (please note that we will be shortlisting for this role throughout the advertising period)


Are you an organised individual looking to develop your clinical research experience at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research? Here at Cancer Research UK, our understanding of cancer is increasing at a faster pace than ever before, and more people are surviving thanks to the work we do.


The Centre for Drug Development (CDD) at Cancer Research UK consists of a diverse and experienced office-based team who sponsor and manage high quality early phase clinical trials. We work in collaboration with leading scientists and clinicians around the UK to develop effective new anti-cancer treatments.


Here at the CDD, we’re offering a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience and training within a world class clinical research environment. Our placements will provide you with an exciting opportunity to develop key skills, which will help to open doors to future careers within this industry. During this placement year, the chosen candidates will be provided with training, mentorship and exposure to key roles in drug development and pharmaceutical research.


Our placements last for 52 weeks, with negotiable start dates between July and August 2021.


If you’re a motivated life sciences student, with an interest in drug development and oncology clinical trials, then this is your opportunity to gain invaluable experience working within the pharmaceutical sector.


Please note that this role is office based, not laboratory based.


We expect you to have...

  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

  • good team work skills

  • a keen eye for detail

  • good time management skills

  • a sound knowledge of Microsoft packages.


Please read the following information carefully before completing the form:


If you would like to apply for the placement student scheme, please ensure that you meet the following criteria before completing your application form:

  • You must be in your 2nd year of undergraduate study at university. Please note that applications from graduates and PhD students will NOT be considered for this scheme.

  • You should expect to receive a 2:1 or grade B in your second year results in a biological or biomedical science degree.

  • You should have 3 A levels (or equivalent) grade B and above (preferably one in a biological science).

  • You should be able to commence work between July and August 2021 (the start date is negotiable).

  • You should have the right to live and work in the UK without restriction. We regret that we cannot consider applications from candidates who require a work permit to work in the UK.


If you meet these requirements, we look forward to receiving your application. 


Useful tips for completion of the application form:

  • Read through the whole form first and draft your answers accordingly.

  • Complete all sections - please do not leave any gaps.

  • Check your spelling and grammar.

  • Be concise and focused in your answers.

  • Please ensure your CV is attached with your application, as applications without a CV will not be considered.

  • And finally, don’t forget, it’s important that you tell us how you found out about the scheme.


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday 1st November 2020. Please note that we cannot accept any applications received after this date for whatever reason.


If your application is short listed, you will be invited to attend an Interview at our Head Office in London. This will involve some exercises designed to assess your ability and a face-to-face interview.

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Refreshed on: 17 October 2020
Closing date: 02 November 2020
Job ref: R016355
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