Senior Research Nurse / Practitioner

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
31 May 2023

View more

Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

As a Senior Research Nurse/Research Practitioner you will play an integral role in the delivery of high quality research within oncology. The post holder will be required to work collaboratively with the clinical team and wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload. This will involve the identification, recruitment, education and monitoring of patients participating in research along with the timely collation and documentation of accurate data. The role is patient facing and the post holder may be asked to work on COVID-19 research studies, in addition to trials within the oncology and early phase research portfolios.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing a portfolio of complex clinical trials whereby they can make a valued contribution in assessing and managing the care pathways for patients participating in research. The post requires excellent communication skills, a sound understanding of complex scientific protocols, and the ability to work autonomously.

Prior experience of working in research within an NHS setting is essential for this role and experience in oncology or early phase research is highly desirable. A mature attitude, leadership skills and the ability to use initiative are essential attributes for this role.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder supports the aims of the Trust to improve the speed, quality, and integration of clinical research, through the successful delivery of clinical research in the NHS. They will have expert knowleadge in one or more specialities in the field of clinical research, providing advice, care and support to patients entering clinical trials.
  • The post holder will ensure that any research undertaken safeguards the well-being of research participants and is conducted to ICH Good Clinical Practice.
  • The post holder will take responsibility for the delivery of the clinical research that reflects the patient population, the work and interests of the local clinical teams. They will provide support to colleagues and staff through the research study process; feasibility, through clinical pathways, to study delivery. They will work collaboratively with the wider multidisciplinary team and act as a professional role model, providing clinical care and teaching to staff researchers, research participants and patients.
  • Under the overall direction of the Divisional Director of Research and the Lead Research Nurse/Divisional Research Manager, you will be responsible for the development and management of a large portfolio of studies, requiring you to develop strong and effective working relationships across speciality areas, divisions and organisations.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Health professional registration or first degree in life sciences



  • Relevant clinical experience within research
  • Knowledge of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), its values, aims and structure
  • Experience of working within NHS environment and with service users
  • Experience in managing complex information
  • Competent in storing and retrieving electronic data


  • Experience of supervision of junior staff

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Evidence of Leadership skills
  • Proven ability to function as an autonomous practitioner
  • Proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to educate and support clinical staff in clinical trial methodology
  • Excellent communication skills

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert