Research Project Officer, Cancer Research United Kingdom

Manchester, United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependant upon experience)
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC), Wilmslow Road
Closing Date : 11/12/2018
Salary : £25,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependant upon experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Academic Staff
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 12 Months (in the first instance)

About The Role:

We are currently looking for a Research Project Officer in the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) Operations team. The aim of this post is to support the MCRC Operations project management team in delivering strategic projects and grant proposals, as well as assisting with other projects and administrative duties as required by the Operations team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team who will support innovative research across the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and Manchester Prostate Cancer Centre programmes.

The position will involve close liaison with a wide range of academic, clinical, managerial and administrative staff throughout The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI) and the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) at The University of Manchester, and as warranted: other research active Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) members in particular Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT); other academic and healthcare institutions (both nationally and internationally); grant funding bodies; and pharmaceutical companies.

About You:

You should have prior experience in an administrative and/or project assistant role. Previous experience working in a clinical/research arena is desirable but not essential.

You should be educated to degree level in a biosciences subject (or equivalent relevant experience).

Key qualities should include independent thinking, ability to work in a team and good communication skills, all of which are needed to efficiently work in a multidisciplinary team.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) in South Manchester and at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)

The MCRC is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust each with their own outstanding individual reputations. MCRC partners are united in a shared vision to develop and implement a personalised medicine strategy and to translate fundamental cancer research into new treatments for the benefit of patients with cancer. Manchester has become one of two CRUK funded Major Centres in the UK (CRUK Manchester Centre), in recognition of our clear vision, our depth and breadth of translational research and our ambitious plans for the future.

This post will be based at the MCRC building in Withington, across from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to Apply?

To apply for this position please visit the following link:

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Pip Peakman


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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