We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join an exciting programme of work (CanRisk – www.canrisk.org ) on the development of cancer risk prediction tools for breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, funded by Cancer Research UK. The main objectives of the programme are:
(1) to develop and validate tools for cancer risk-stratification and prevention that take advantage of discoveries in both cancer genomics and epidemiology; and (2) to enable cancer risk prediction within routine front-line healthcare and to facilitate the identification and management of at-risk individuals and promote cancer prevention and early detection.
The successful applicant will work within a team of researchers at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. They will be responsible for ensuring the smooth, effective and efficient delivery of the project within agreed timelines, within budget and to quality standards, and meeting all relevant governance and reporting requirements.
Responsibilities of the post include:
Applicants for this position should have:
Honours degree in a scientific subject; demonstrable knowledge of project coordination; experience of initiation, management and delivery of complex projects with multiple stakeholders; excellent organisational skills; the ability to produce high quality written reports and documents with excellent quality of expression; to write and compile technical documentation; to plan and prioritise to meet tight deadlines; to work on own initiative without daily supervision; experience of working across complex teams involving multiple stakeholders, internal and external.
See the Further Information link for full details and Person Specification.
The position is full time and funds are available for this post for 3 years from date of appointment in the first instance. Part-time of no less than 80% FTE will be considered.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be made by email to Professor Antonis Antoniou ([email protected])
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