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Clinical Trial Pharmacist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has emerged for a passionate, highly motivated, and dynamic pharmacist to join the pharmacy clinical trials team at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

This position will be based in Sutton but will require working at our Chelsea site when necessary, to ensure consistent coverage and maintain the quality and speed of service during absences and annual leave.

Applicants should have previous experience in clinical trials, and a background in oncology or haemato-oncology would be advantageous.

You will be part of a team consisting of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants, who are always striving for excellence in all aspects of our work. We are working collaboratively as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure we always deliver outstanding care to our patients.

Our team continues to support the research strategy of taking personalized cancer treatment to the next level, with approximately 380 active IMP studies and increasingly complex new clinical trials across all specialties, including gene therapies and cellular therapies studies.

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact:

Specialist Pharmacist- Clinical trial:

Hashim Kabash: ext 4157

Pride Mtetwa: ext 4431

To meet the Clinical Trial team and know more about their routine, please visit the link below:

Clinical trials and aseptic team at The Royal Marsden (

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Trials Pharmacist is a position designed to develop pharmacists by enhancing their knowledge and skills, and providing the depth of experience required to progress towards more senior specialised posts in Clinical Trials and in Cancer Pharmacy.

o To contribute to the provision of the pharmacy clinical trials service to the Dispensaries (Chelsea & Sutton), West Wing Clinical Research Centre (WWCRC), Oak ward and day case areas of the Drug Development Unit and the Clinical Trial Dispensary across both sites.o To assist the Clinical Trials Team with any day-to day clinical and dispensing, ward and research day units queries.o Provide clinical trial support and advice to other areas within pharmacy e.g. aseptic service, clinical services and to the research teams.o To support the clinical trial team with clinical trial set-up of new studies, revision of amendments for ongoing studies already open at the trust, to provide continued support for the running and maintenance of current trial activity.o To contribute to the provision of the pharmacy clinical trials service to the individual clinical units, R& D and the Trust.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

a) To provide clinical support to clinical trial teamb) Support education and training with regard to clinical trial dispensing and preparation within pharmacy. Assist in the training of new pharmacists undergoing their accreditation for clinical trial chemotherapy prescription screening and clinical trial final product checking.c) To provide continued support for the clinical trial set-up of new studies presented at the Trial Set Up meeting for the allocated unitd) To provide continued support for the running and maintenance of active studies, including the management of protocol amendmentse) To assist in writing, reviewing and updating pharmacy clinical trial standard operating proceduresf) Ensure that clinical trial services policies and procedures are adhered to and accreditation records and training documents are completed appropriately.

Person Specification



  • GPhC registered Pharmacist
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member of RPS



  • Experience in Hospital Pharmacy experience (including pharmacy ward experience) in an NHS or equivalent setting providing a clinical pharmacy service
  • Experience of delivering clinical pharmacy to a broad range of specialities & ability to provide highly specialist advice
  • Audit, project management of research experience
  • Experience & ability to train/coach other members of staff


  • Experience in Oncology +/- Haemato-Oncology Pharmacy practice
  • Demonstrated skills/knowledge for preparing injections & working in an aseptic environment
  • Clinical Trial experience
  • Working knowledge of GCP



  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation & time management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications eg. Word and Excel.


  • Awareness of current developments in research and pharmacy clinical trials

Personal Qualities


  • Patient focused
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of self and service, including progressive and continuing professional development
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Ability to provide emotional and social support whilst promoting dignity and respect.
  • Commitment to providing a high standard of care.

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Sutton



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