Research Ethics Manager

Job summary

The CRUK Convergence Science Centre is a joint initiative between the Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London, which seeks to bring together cancer researchers and engineers / physical scientists to tackle some of the toughest problems in cancer. To develop any new cancer technology or therapy requires ethics approval where that research involves human participants; their tissue and /or data to ensure that the dignity, rights,...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02112
  • Date posted 29 October 2020
  • Closing date 30 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

The CRUK Convergence Science Centre is a joint initiative between the Institute of Cancer Research and Imperial College London, which seeks to bring together cancer researchers and engineers / physical scientists to tackle some of the toughest problems in cancer. To develop any new cancer technology or therapy requires ethics approval where that research involves human participants; their tissue and /or data to ensure that the dignity, rights, safety and well-being of all participants are the primary consideration of the research project. As Research Ethics Manager, you will support researchers to acquire the necessary ethical approval to facilitate the development of new technologies and methodologies in cancer. This will span a range of research areas including cancer detection and diagnosis, novel therapy development and therapy monitoring devices and technologies.

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide expert support to ensure that potential ethical issues are identified and addressed ahead of submission of proposals. You will support research teams in the submission of ethics applications and addressing feedback from ethics boards. Within the CRUK Convergence Science Centre, ethics support will be required for a broad range of activities including for patient sample and data collection and for the design of interventional clinical studies using novel technologies and therapies. You will also be expected to work closely with patient engagement teams, supporting the collection of appropriate patient / public input into ethics applications prior to submission.

Essential requirements

You will bring a strong understanding of research ethics regulation to be able to advise and support researchers across Imperial and the Institute of Cancer Research in the preparation of research ethics submissions. You will provide expert support for the generation of SOPs and working with Quality Management systems.

You will have experience in clinical and translational research, including clinical trials and biobanking and bring experience of patient engagement and involvement to support the development of research ethics submissions.

Further information

This role is funded by the CRUK Convergence Science Centre on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022, with potential for continuation in line with the renewal of the Centre funding.

Applicants should complete the on-line application form, including the statement about why you are suitable for the role.  

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Jamie Meredith, Director of Operations – j.meredith@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.