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Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for a self-motivated registered nurse/clinical research practitioner (CRP) to work on clinical research studies within the Early Phase Clinical Trials Team (EPCTT). You will provide care for research patients and will manage, with support, the administration and day to day running of studies, ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.

Previous oncology or clinical trials experience is essential and previous early phase clinical trials experience is highly desirable. You will need the ability to work in a self-directed and flexible manner.

The EPCTT is a multi-disciplinary group of doctors, nurses/CRP's, data mangers and a trial coordinator led by Prof. Duncan Jodrell. The EPCTT's research goals are to optimise the science-led clinical application of novel therapies, including first into man (phase 1) and associated pharmacology studies.

The EPCTT is part of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre (CCTC) and benefits from a major commitment from Cancer Research UK, recognising Cambridge's position at the forefront of cancer research.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Research Nurse/Practitioner will be a member of the Cambridge Cancer Trials Team. You will work closely with the health care teams associated with the multidisciplinary team. The key responsibilities are to help to identify patients eligible for clinical trials provide information and support for patients entering clinical trials co- ordinate trial patient treatment, assessment, follow-up and data collection according to specific clinical trial protocols. This will include close liaison with relevant staff of departments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pharmacy, radiology, outpatients and in- patients, Research & Development and Ethics departments.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

If you require sponsorship for a Visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check you are not applying from a Red list country - Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England - GOV.UK (

Closing date is midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 19 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse or practitioner with a nursing or science related degree
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Post graduate qualification in speciality (research or oncology) or willingness to complete.


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Relevant clinical experience in an oncology and/or clinical research environment e.g. Clinical Trials, participant recruitment and interviewing.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Supervision of junior staff.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Experience of working in the research area advertised.
  • Experience of co-ordinating REC and HRA submissions.



  • Knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK and of research related legislation & regulation.
  • Understand the structure, role & functions of RECs and R& D departments.
  • Understand the requirements of ICH Good Clinical Practice.
  • An understanding and knowledge of the needs of patients with cancer.


  • Possess current GCP Certificate.
  • Understanding of different phases of clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of current therapeutic interventions and their side effects.



  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate good team working and also the ability to work autonomously.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage a complex workload and work to deadlines.
  • Effective organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.


  • Advanced communication course.
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Competent in research/database PC package Capable of writing reports and of presenting research related information to a wide audience.
  • Phlebotomy.
  • Capable of writing reports and of presenting research related information to a wide audience

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, Hills Rd



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