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Project Manager – Minimal Residual Disease Monitoring

  • Salary in the range of £35,800 - £43,500 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/17/03
  • Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2022

They are currently looking for a Project Manager within the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP). The aim of this post is to develop collection of serial blood samples within the community for patients at risk of disease recurrence. The blood samples will be delivered to the Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences (MCCBS) for analysis of liquid biopsies (circulating tumour cells and circulating nucleic acids) in order to test the hypothesis that a liquid biopsy will pick up disease recurrence prior to standard imaging and development of symptoms.

This position will manage all aspects of this project, bringing together a large multidisciplinary team that will include surgeons, radiologists, medical oncologists, statisticians, clinical data managers, pharmacists, experts on medical ethics, translational researchers with liquid biopsy expertise and healthcare cost/benefit economists. The post will focus initially of the design and delivery of two pilot studies in non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma.

The successful applicant should have an undergraduate in Bioscience or related subject (or equivalent relevant experience). The post holder should also have extensive relevant experience of project management in a research environment, alongside experience working with senior scientific or clinical academics.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Caroline Dive email:

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Their aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  their advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry. 

They are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

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The deadline for receipt of applications is: 22nd March 2017

Interviews will take place: 30th March 2017

Start Date

17th February 2017

Closing Date

22nd March 2017