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Research Practitioner Haematology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has a risen for a motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as a Band 5 Research Practitioner , working across our Trust sites.

The post will provide a solid grounding in all areas of Clinical Haematology research and is an ideal opportunity to develop a research career in Haematology.

This role will be working across the Haematology Services and support the delivery of clinical trial opportunities to all of our patient groups.There will be the opportunity to network with key partners including the CRN,CRU and primary care.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to undertake the screening, recruitment, education and monitoring of trial sites / patients and the collection and documentation of accurate data.

This role will also be to support the coordination of trials where appropriate including submission of trials for trust/ethical approval and liaison with trial management units.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist the clinicians in the assessment of patients/volunteers for eligibility for research and monitoring of their condition throughout their participation

To provide on-going advice and information to patients/volunteers with regard to their participation in clinical research in order to facilitate effective informed consent.

To assist with patient visits in accordance with study protocols, including co- ordinating special tests in other departments, collection of data, coding, data entry and patient support

To carry out the collection, processing and shipping of biological specimens according to protocol requirements and follow up appropriately on alert values

To ensure that patient safety is paramount in all procedures that take place for trial purposes

To assist the clinicians to report and record any adverse events as dictated by Trust and Departmental protocols.

To ensure research documentation and record keeping is completed accurately and efficiently in accordance with NMC and EU Directive (ICH GCP) Guidelines

To have computer skills for the handling and management of computerised data

Person Specification



  • Good general education ie. 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (Or equivalent including English Language)
  • Graduate or equivalent level NHS qualification in relevant discipline or equivalent


  • Study days on research



  • Experience of liaison with staff at all levels in the NHS, Universities and Industry
  • Previous research experience and knowledge
  • An awareness of the principles and practice of clinical research and/or clinical trials


  • Clinical experience/qualification in venepuncture, IV cannulation
  • Previous experience in clinical research studies, research projects (protocols and study documentation),
  • Skills in the analysis and interpretation of data



  • An understanding of ethical and quality standards applicable to clinical trials, including EU Directive on ICH GCP requirements


  • An awareness of the Health Service, R& D, the pharmaceutical industry partnership and relevant information sciences
  • An understanding of Research protocols and skills in administration of research and project management.



  • Ability to use a personal computer, (computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks.
  • Ability to prioritise work on own initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy, e.g. in the capture and validation of clinical trial data
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport arrangements to enable you to undertake the job
  • Highly professional approach to work, in particular in dealing with confidential information


  • Skills in handling and management of computerised data (e.g. the abstraction and coding of medical data, computer data entry, statistical analysis, report generation and data validation)

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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