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PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is now CLOSED

Clinical Research Nurse (Job ref: 413-53983-MF)

Closing date: 10 December 2021 23:59

Main area: Oncology

Site: Snr Patient Recruitment Team- Q01551

Town: Manchester

Grade: Band 6

Contract: Fixed term: 2 years

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £32,306 – £39,027 Per annum, pro rota

Job Description

This post presents an exciting opportunity to join the R&I team as a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse. This role forms a key role within the National Cancer imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) multi-institutional programme. The post will be based within the Christie R&I Division and will liaise with colleagues at partner institution sites (Cambridge, Imperial, ICR, KCL, Manchester, Oxford and UCL).

NCITA is a £10M Cancer Research UK (CRUK) project that addresses the gaps in translation of imaging biomarkers either as tools for clinical trials or to aid clinical decision making, by funding infrastructure. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting clinical studies where the research question focuses on imaging, or imaging is required to determine the primary end point. Central to this role is the responsibility of assessing and managing the care pathways for participants in research.

Main Duties

This role is being made available as a 2 year post in the first instance.

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse to join the team and support this exciting programme of work. The post holder will work collaboratively with a wider multi-disciplinary team of consultants, clinical research nurses and clinical trial administrators.

A background in oncology, flexibility in working, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Detailed Job Description and Responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination of a defined group of clinical trials from set up to archiving and meeting agreed patient recruitment targets.
The post holder will also:
Ensure that all research undertaken within the department safeguards the well being of the patients
Ensure that research is conducted within requirements of a multi-regulated clinical research environment.
Facilitate the production of high quality research.
Raise the profile of the clinical research nurse and clinical trials
Demonstrate awareness and contribution to divisional, Trust and national objectives.


Essential criteria

  • Registered General Nurse -Currently registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • First Degree or relevant clinical experience.

Desirable criteria

  • Post-graduate qualification in oncology and/or clinical research
  • GCP/ICH recognised recent training


Essential criteria

  • Experience of oncology nursing.
  • Experience of working autonomously and as part of a Multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence of service improvement.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment.


Essential criteria

  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Advance organisational skills
  • Good written and analytical skills
  • Able to manage work autonomously and manage own workload
  • Demonstrable IT Skills – able to use Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

Desirable criteria

  • Intra-venous access and cannulation skills
  • administration of IV chemotherapy.
  • Good presentation skills.


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of the clinical trial process
  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP
  • Knowledge of research governance framework
  • Knowledge of professional and NHS issues and policy relating to specialist area.

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of Research Ethics Committees
  • Knowledge of the purpose of clinical research.


Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours


Essential criteria

  • Maintain professional development and have an awareness of current nursing issues.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in working hours

Desirable criteria

  • Assertiveness

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

Further Details

To apply click here.

An informal discussion about the post is recommended

Evelyn Dolan

Lead Research Nurse