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ICR’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit (ICR-CTSU) is offering a placement year training opportunity at its Sutton site in Surrey for an enthusiastic, adaptable, and quick learning individual, currently undertaking a life science undergraduate degree. This an exciting opportunity for students interested in a career within clinical trials to receive training within a clinical research setting.

The successful applicant will work directly with the ICR-CTSU Clinical Trial & Data managers and Trial administrators to support the delivery of a diverse portfolio of phase II/III clinical trials, with a special emphasis in breast, urological and head and neck cancer treatments.

You will receive full training in Good Clinical Practice and experience of working in accordance with UK clinical trials legislation. This will put you ahead of the competition when you graduate if you apply for a role in clinical trials either in academic research or in industry.

You should be a life science student seeking a placement year opportunity in clinical trials. This post will be office based. When applying please provide a supporting statement; together with your CV and the names and addresses of two referees.

Due to the high volumes of applications that we may receive, we reserve the right to close the advert before the published closing date, once we have received a sufficient number of applications. Therefore, we advise that you to submit your application, as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Key requirements

The successful candidate must be studying for an undergraduate degree in life sciences. You should have a high level of computer literacy, a proven ability to use MS office packages and work accurately with attention to detail as well as good written and oral communication skills.

You should be able to use electronic systems for recording and managing information and the ability to adhere to written procedures, work to agreed deadlines and work as part of a team. An interest in cancer research and the ability to work with confidential information is also essential.

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. 

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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