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Clinical Research Practitioner I

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Research Practitioner to join the Unit for Paediatric & Population-Based Dermatology Research at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.

The candidate will be joining a dynamic, hardworking and supportive group of Clinical Research Practitioners, Research Nurses and clinical investigators.

Main duties of the job

Once trained, the candidate will have responsibility for leading on a portfolio of Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs) and observational research studies.

You will be tasked with liaising with clinical teams to recruit eligible patients, support delivery of clinical interventions and conduct tests according to specific study protocols. You will also be responsible for study follow up, data entry, ensuring patient safety and maintaining high levels of quality assurance. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the set-up of new trials and will be required to work within the multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality clinical research.

About us

The Unit is directed by Professor Carsten Flohr, Consultant and Chair in Dermatology and Population Science. Professor Flohr is also a Research & Development Lead for St John's Institute. Professor Flohr and his team are running a broad portfolio of research studies, including trials with novel systemic medications for severe atopic eczema and psoriasis (biologics and small molecules) and the 'Mind & Skin' consortium, a large group of investigators from across paediatric dermatology, allergy, sleep medicine, brain imaging, neuroimmunology and psychiatry to study how skin inflammation and itching in atopic eczema can lead to systemic inflammation, including in the brain. Professor Flohr's team also leads the UK-Irish Atopic eczema Systemic Therapy Register (A-STAR), a multi-centre observational study of systemic therapies in paediatric and adult atopic eczema (, as well as, an EU-funded project that studies how food allergies develop through the skin (TRANS-FOODS).

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ideal candidates will have worked in an NHS setting and have knowledge of Good Clinical Practice as it relates to research ( Paediatric experience in desirable. They will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They will possess good timekeeping and prioritisation skills and be willing to learn and develop within the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • Degree in life sciences or related field.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • GCP training.


  • Relevant course to clinical area.

Previous experience


  • Experience of working in a relevant research setting.
  • Experience of working on own and in multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of working in a patient/participant facing role with clinical duties.


  • Experience with electronic case report forms and computer packages.
  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience of working on interventional studies or complex/ large scale observational studies.
  • Experience of working with children.

Skills/ Knowledge/ Ability


  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and ability to communicate well (written and verbally).
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and using own initiative.
  • Up-to-date knowledge relevant to clinical research and good clinical practice.
  • Excellent organisational skills for self and others - ability to co-ordinate clinics and participant visits in conjunction with multidisciplinary team.
  • Good knowledge of medical and clinical terminology.
  • Ability to understand and comply with research protocols and departmental procedures, report difficulties and exceptions to senior staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to conduct clinical tasks such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory observations.
  • Ability to develop clinical skills required by the research protocols for example cannulation and serial sampling, processing biologic samples according to protocols and conducting ECG's.
  • IT skills, specifically in database management, Microsoft, Excel and electronic patient records.
  • Ability to work sensitively with patients (across different age groups) and their families.


  • Presentation and teaching skills.
  • Proficient in cannulation and serial sampling.
  • Proficient in conducting ECGs.
  • Ability to assist with financial tracking/invoicing activity.

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