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Clinical Trial Coordinator

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per Annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen at The Royal Marsden to work within the Renal, Skin and Melanoma Research Unit as a Clinical Trials Coordinator.

This is a pivotal role and you will be part of a team of qualified and skilled medical and nursing staff, taking part in an exciting range of clinical research studies as well as having a key role as line manager to the administrative trial team.

Ideally with previous clinical research experience and NHS experience, you will work within the guidelines and policies for the conduct of clinical trials, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with the principles of GCP.

The post is based across our London and Sutton location, the successful applicant should have a flexible approach to their duties and the ability to work both as part of the team as well as independently. In addition you will have excellent communication, administrative and IT skills and be supportive and open to new initiatives.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the day-to-day coordination and oversight of allocated clinical trials in the Department.
  • Responsible for the set-up and conduct of allocated clinical trials in accordance with regulatory, sponsor and organisational requirements.
  • Ensure clinical trials within the Unit are conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and Trust SOPs.
  • Review the capacity and resource requirements within the Clinical unit for coordination and administrative management of the allocated trials and to advise the unit head accordingly.
  • To be an active member of the department, providing regular reports on activity within the Department and highlighting areas of concern.

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.
  • Initiate and manage day to day running of allocated trial(s) in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and The Royal Marsden (RM) / Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure trial specific responsibilities delegated by the Sponsor to the Chief Investigator (CI) / Principal Investigator (PI) are carried out in accordance with sponsor contract.
  • Prepare and submit amendments to R& D.
  • Ensure the team is kept regularly informed on the progress of trials.
  • Coordinate relevant reports to the appropriate bodies.

Person Specification

Employee Specification


  • Life sciences (or equivalent) degree or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of clinical trials and regulations governing clinical research
  • Experience of data entry and data management
  • At least 1 year experience of working in a clinical trials setting
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent IT skills including excel and power point
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and manage own workload
  • Ability to interact confidently with experts and non-experts alike
  • Ability to interact confidently with experts and non-experts alike
  • Ability to interact confidently with experts and non-experts alike


  • Recent GCP training
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of working in the field of cancer
  • Willingness to travel within UK and occasionally overseas to attend meetings and conferences
  • Willingness to be flexible around contracted working hours, i.e. to attend research meetings

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital



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