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University College Cork

Research Assistant-Admin, Cancer Research @ UCC.



Research Assistant-Admin, Cancer Research @ UCC.

12 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-Time Post

Position Summary

The recently funded HRB UCC Cancer Trials Group will bring together cancer clinical trials units at Cork University Hospital (CUH), University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and the long-standing partner unit at the Bons Secours Cork Cancer Centre; in partnership with the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork (CRF-UCC) and University College Cork (UCC). UCC CTG will develop an efficient and coordinated cancer clinical trials infrastructure regionally which can “provide Irish patients access to a diverse portfolio of high- quality, safe and compliant cancer clinical trials”. UCC Cluster Sites have been in operation for close to two decades, serving a geographically diverse population of 1.2 million in the South of Ireland. Our broad portfolio encompasses phase 1-3 therapeutic trials in haematologic/solid malignancies, radiation therapy and surgery; including academic collaborative trials via Cancer Trials Ireland, and industry trials, with a developing portfolio of investigator-initiated trials (IITs).

The post holder will contribute to the data management portfolio of studies taking place in the Cancer Trials Cork Unit at the Cork University Hospital. This role requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, organisation and an awareness of time management.

The Research Assistant is required to manage data in the department of Cancer Trials Cork at CUH. He/she is responsible for the creation, updating, maintenance and validation of clinical study databases, and for the provision of computerised reports of these data. He/she is a key member of the clinical project team and should be able to prioritise and work in line with project management decisions. The responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to manage clinical trials through review, computerisation, cleaning and auditing of clinical data and databases in compliance with standard operating procedures and regulatory agency guidelines. The role of Research Assistant is to ensure the data is accurate and consistent before it is passed on to the study team for analysis which will determine the outcome of the trial.

The current announcement is for 1 position within the department specifically focused on the Radiation Oncology Trials portfolio (collaborating with the Irish Radiation Oncology Group).

Project Title: Cancer Trials Cork @ CUH

Post Duration: 12 Months

Salary: €31,105 - €41,033 p.a. (IUA Research Assistant Salary Scale)

For an information package including further details of the post see https: //

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to: Dr Laia Raigal, Cancer Research at UCC, Email: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https: // Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to [email protected], quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 17th of May, 2024

No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https: // www. and initiative at https: // www. and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.


Contact Person : Dr Laia Raigal Contact Email : [email protected] Job ID : 076871 Contact Number : Close Date : 17-May-2024 12:00

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Research Assistant-Admin, Cancer Research @ UCC.


University College Cork




May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 17, 2024

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