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Senior Clinical Research Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Senior Clinical Research Practitioner- Band 5

Oncology Research

Are you interested in an exciting career in clinical research?

We're looking for a full time Band 5 senior clinical research practitioner to coordinate and deliver clinical research studies at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

If you are committed to providing high quality care to patients and helping them to make the right decisions about their treatment options, with the skills to guide and advise them throughout their research journey, this role could be for you.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can contribute to the development of research within our Oncology Research Team based at Nightingale Centre Wythenshawe Hospital and our study portfolio includes Breast Oncology, Urology Oncology, GI Oncology.

Main duties of the job

You will take a proactive approach in managing clinical research studies including developing study procedures and practice, gaining consent and approvals and recruiting patients, alongside clinical duties including providing the highest quality patient care and collecting and processing samples.

You will be instrumental in implementing study objectives and will provide dedicated support to ensure that studies are delivered to time and target. You will be the main point of contact for study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential. You will be involved in ensuring that research undertaken at MFT safeguards the well-being of patients and is undertaken within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. You will also have opportunities to showcase your work and will always be an ambassador of research at MFT, at internal and external events.

The key focus for this post will be delivering Oncology research studies across both Wythenshawe hospital and Nightingale Centre . You must be willing to travel and be flexible to accommodate the service needs.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree in a science of health related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience in clinica
  • Research Interest


  • ECDL or equivalent research qualification

Training & Experience


  • Substantial experience of working in a clinical or patient facing environment
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines
  • Proven experience of dealing with a busy workload


  • Data management Experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working in the NHS

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness and respect for confidentially
  • Demonstrable IT skills including email and Microsoft office programs (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of patient information systems
  • Ability to demonstrate people management


  • Evidence of IT training
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of information governance
  • Clinical skills, including venepuncture



  • Understanding of Clinical Research
  • Knowledge of ICH- Good Clinical Practice regulations relating to clinical research


  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of trust policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Research Governance Medical knowledge/ terminology specific to the speciality



  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative
  • Able to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Team player
  • Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability to delegate where appropriate
  • Ability to work flexible shift pattern as required
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Conscientious and hard working
  • Ability to work to tight and / or unexpected deadlines
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Willingness to travel across multiple sites as indicated
  • Self-motivated and Innovative


  • Ability to troubleshoot effectively



  • Ability to work unsupervised or part of a team
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the Trust values


  • Awareness of research at MFT

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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