MI/19/07 - MERCADO Centre Manager (as part of the CRUK ICED Alliance)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Deadline: 19 May 2019

•    Full-time

About the role:
An exciting opportunity is currently available for a Centre Manager to join the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) Operations team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing, developing and operationally managing Manchester’s Centre for Early Detection programme: MCRC/Manchester Early Recognition of Cancer and Decision Options (MERCADO), which is part of Cancer Research UK’s International Cancer Early Detection (ICED) Alliance. 

This is an alliance convened to enable collaboration between six world-leading institutions in the UK and USA.

This role will be responsible for the development and delivery of the MERCADO operational framework within the ICED Alliance, for the high-level project management, and implementation of processes relating to the programme. The post holder will be responsible for the project management of the three scientific work packages within the MERCADO programme.

About you:
You should be educated to degree level in a scientific discipline or other relevant subject (or equivalent relevant experience) along with significant experience of working in an academic, industrial, research funding or research management setting.

We are looking for an organised, dynamic and self-motivated individual to lead on the management of this newly established programme within Manchester, and across into our UK/US partner organisations as part of the Alliance.

It is essential that you have significant experience of working within and managing complex multi-partner projects. You will be educated to degree level in a scientific discipline (or have the equivalent relevant work experience).

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk ), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk ), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org ), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are currently situated at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) 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 Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) in Withington, across from The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

How to apply?
To apply for this position please complete an application form along with an equal opportunities form and submit to: jobs@cruk.manchester.ac.uk quoting the reference number above. A cover letter is optional. Please do not forward your CV as this will not be considered as part of your application.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Pip Peakman, email: philippa.peakman@manchester.ac.uk

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