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Senior Research Officer (SIROC)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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The SIROC study needs you! This post will allow you to be directly involved in shaping a research study looking at immune system deficiency in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and the wider population. It is suitable for a nurse or graduate with research experience. The post-holder will be expected to organise their own time to fulfil the needs of the study. They will visit clinics throughout Wales to recruit participants , and be involved in all aspects of the study's management, from regulatory processes to data entry.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be managing all aspects of the SIROC study, working in a proactive and autonomous way to ensure the study runs smoothly. They will recruit study participants, giving them a full explanation of the research before receiving their informed consent to participate, then co-ordinating data and blood collection with local clinical teams. They will organise the transfer of samples to UHW Immunology lab for analysis, collect data from participants and record in digital format, and resolve any data queries that may arise. They will liaise with local research and development teams and clinical teams, to ensure the study meets its targets.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

This post is fixed term for 1 year due to funding.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Health related degree/extensive health care experience


  • MSc



  • Experience of undertaking clinical research/extensive clinical experience
  • Significant postgraduate experience
  • Postgraduate experience


  • Experience of immunology conditions

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to respond to change


  • Leadership skills
  • Evidence of service improvement

Personal Qualities


  • Effective communication skills
  • Motivated, proactive, and innovative
  • Caring attitude

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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