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Clinical Research Practitioner II

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc. HCA
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for candidates interested in building a career in research in one of the biggest haematology and oncology research teams in London. After completing a fully comprehensive induction package you will find yourself leading the co-ordination of an agreed portfolio of clinical trials, assisting in trial set up, identifying patients and discussing trials with them, collecting and reporting data and supporting patients and their carers throughout treatment. Successful candidates will be excellent communicators with an eye for detail and a commitment to improving patient choices, care and outcomes.

We currently have positions available in our Haematology Research Team

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to manage a caseload of participants in a portfolio of clinical research studies. They will have duty of care in supporting them and their families throughout their participation in any research activity, acting as the participants advocate at all times.The role will include identifying suitable patients for clinical trials and to work autonomously within professional practice guidelines and within the Research Governance Framework. The post holder may need to work flexibly across disciplines to ensure the successful working ofthe clinical research projects they are assigned to.Drawing on knowledge and experience they will supervise and mentor other staff, act as line manager for appropriate staff, and actively contribute to evaluation and improvement of the service.The post holder will play a key role in ensuring that any research undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of the patients and is conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trial) Regulations 2004 and Amended Regulations 2006. In conjunction with the other members of the team, they will facilitate the production of good quality of research.

About us

As part of Kings Health Partners, the Oncology and Haematology Clinical Trials (OHCT) team is made up of fifty plus staff members consisting of Research Nurses, Clinical Trial Practitioners, Clinical Trial Coordinators and the Safety & Support Team at Guys' and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.We work closely with the oncology and haematology medical teams to recruit patients to our trials and to ensure patients are monitored closely throughout. We have a large portfolio of Phase II and III trials which are split into teams for specific tumour groups. We also have a team dedicated to early phase trials and run weekly early phase clinics in the ClinicalResearch Facility. We attract commercial and non-commercial trials, ranging from interventional drug or radiotherapy trials to observational studies.Our mission statement is 'Improving treatment choice, clinical care and outcomes for cancer patients through innovation, dedication and excellence in clinical trials'.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Available in the attached Job Description and Person Specification. Any further questions can be referred to the team

Person Specification



  • Theoretical knowledge equivalent to degree/NVQ Level 6 qualification in life sciences or related field
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • GCP training



  • Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with complex and sensitive situations
  • Understanding of clinical research methodology
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multidisciplinary team


  • Proficient with basic laboratory skills



  • Significant experience in clinical research delivery
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience teaching, assessing, supervising others in clinical setting


  • Experience within speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's Hospital



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