Programme Manager – Cambridge

We are now recruiting a Programme Manager to join the CanTest team, supporting the work of co-lead and Director of Faculty Dr Fiona Walter, based in the Primary Care Unit, part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge.  Working closely with the Exeter based Programme Manager and wider CanTest Management Group, the post holder will be jointly responsible for the strategic delivery of CanTest’s objectives, and have overall responsibility for CanTest finances, faculty and the International School.

The successful applicant will have experience in a research environment, ideally in a biomedical university setting, with strong management skills including demonstrable skills in project and financial planning. High motivation, teamworking skills and the personal qualities to work well with fellow professionals and academics in a multidisciplinary environment are essential.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 17th June 2018, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 27th June 2018.

Please note this is a fixed term post to 31st March 2022.

To find out more and to apply online, visit the job opportunities page on the University of Cambridge website.


International PhD opportunity – Exploring the complex relationships between pre-existing conditions and cancer diagnosis in an ageing population.

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world-class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and research training support grants to the successful applicants. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years).

Supervised by CanTest’s Prof Anne Spencer at the University of Exeter Medical School and Prof Stephen Birch of the University of Queensland Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, this is an exciting multi-disciplinary PhD project exploring the relationship between pre-existing conditions and cancer diagnostics in symptomatic patients in primary care.  The aim being to gain a better understanding of how pre-existing conditions impact on the selection of patients for cancer testing and the cost-effectiveness of testing in this population.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 26 May 2018 (GMT), with interviews taking place between 25 June and 6 July 2018. The start date will be January 2019.

Please note that of the 10 Exeter led projects advertised, we expect that up to 5 studentships will be awarded, and subject to successful scientific peer review, this project would then form part of the CanTest research portfolio.

To find out more and to apply online, visit the award page at the University of Exeter.


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