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Applied Health Researcher

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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We are looking for an enthusiastic Applied Health Researcher (nurse or social science researcher) to join our team and support the conduct of our Applied Health Research studies, in particular, 'The HIV-AC Person-centred care' project. This study, using qualitative research methods, aims to develop person-centred models of care for people living with HIV who receive pelvic chemoradiotherapy for anal cancer. The post-holder will recruit and interview people living with HIV and treated for anal cancer, their care-givers and healthcare professionals work closely with the research team to analyse the data and contribute to the co-production of a person-centred model of care. They will also support other Applied Health Research studies.

Main duties of the job

  • Able to work independently in all delegated areas of practice related to Applied Health Research including the conduct of in-depth qualitative research interviews.
  • Able to provide and receive complex information on the rationale, methodology, design, and delivery of Applied Health Research studies.
  • Ability to provide the patient with complex study information clearly and understandable to them, recruit them and provide support before, during and after the research study, ensuring study protocol followed.

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:
  • Ability to take informed consent from patient (parent/guardian, next of kin, as appropriate) ensuring full understanding of the nature of the research, voluntary participation, and freedom to withdraw at any time without prejudice to treatment and care.
  • Will be responsible reporting and recording adverse events or serious adverse events that occur whilst the patient is involved in a research protocol, ensuring information is communicated and escalated appropriately to clinical staff using their judgements to manage risks.
  • Acts as a support for patients and relatives throughout the research and using judgment to refers to other professionals as appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in research or equivalent degree
  • Recent GCP training



  • Experience of working in a research setting
  • Experience of conducting in-depth qualitative interviews
  • Evidence of contribution to publication and report writing
  • Data entry and data management


  • Experience of working in an NHS setting
  • Significant experience of working in clinical disciplines requiring the management of sensitive topics such as cancer, sexual health/HIV

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden



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