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Clinical Trials Lab Officer

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, plus High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Clinical Trials Lab Officer who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

You will join the Trust Research and Development Team based at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood, which is part of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and youwill be supporting the delivery of clinical trials within the Cancer Centre.

You will be responsible for undertaking pre-analytical duties of a Laboratory Officer (i.e. the receipt and preparation of samples prior to processing) in addition to responsibility for the day-to-day running and maintenance of the MVCC Clinical Trials Room and associated areas used for sample processing and dispatch.

You will work closely with medical staff, research nurses, coordinators, site-specific teams and oncology groups.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Manages the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) Clinical Trials Room hereafter 'laboratory', and provides an efficient and effective service to the users according to agreed policies and within available resources .

Provides oversight and expertise regarding sample handling and processing to the MVCC teams who use the laboratory.

Operates and maintains specialised laboratory equipment according to departmental and manufacturers' protocols, troubleshooting as and when required.

Undertakes pre-analytical sample processing for interventional and observational trials, including processing of blood samples.

Assist with providing a full range of research administrative and support services to studies undertaken at MVCC.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • oDegree Level Education in scientific/healthcare related discipline or equivalent Experience

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working under minimal supervision
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory
  • Experience of utilising laboratory equipment
  • Experience of laboratory computing systems



  • Understands the importance and role of audit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on a number of competing tasks at the same time
  • Ability to operate equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines
  • Intermediate keyboard skills, including Microsoft Word, excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative



  • Understanding of Medical Terminology
  • Familiar with Good Clinical Practice and other research regulatory requirement
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point, etc)

Other requirements


  • Able to work flexibly on occasion
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a team and independently
  • Willingness and ability to participate in continuing education in relation to the role
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Road



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