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Data and AI Research Governance Coordinator

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

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust's R& D Department is responsible for the governance of all research studies taking place at Cambridge University Hospitals.

The Data and AI Research Governance Coordinator is responsible for providing expert advice for a portfolio of research involving NHS clinical informatics and AI across a wide range of specialties, throughout the life course of the research project. The post holder will assist with the development of relevant governance processes and ensure that the Trust is fully compliant with the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, UK GDPR and Data Protection Act and any other applicable legislation, framework or national and international guidance.

In addition the post holder will need to be organised, proactive, methodical, able to work autonomously and with a high level of initiative.

We are an inclusive department and offer flexible working arrangements.

Main duties of the job

This post does not involve directly working with clinical data. The role holder will provide advice and support to researchers in all aspects of data and AI research governance, including submitting applications to the Health Research Authority and NHS ethics. Clearly communicate requirements to researchers and ensure researchers correctly complete and submit documentation to the department.

Coordinate the clinical data access committee and adjunct patient panel, providing specialist advice to researchers and colleagues in relation to the review of data and AI projects.

Monitor studies taking place at the Trust, ensuring that researchers are fully compliant with legislation, policies and guidance.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 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.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 1st July 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 15th July 2024.

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

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.



  • Experience of working in a clinical research governance environment (NHS, University or industry))


  • Experience of working with data driven and/or AI research
  • Experience of working with information governance
  • Experience of taking responsibility for negotiating budgets and costings for commercially funded research relating to clinical informatics



  • Knowledge and understanding of research governance and the processes involved in approving projects.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework for research including the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research
  • Understanding of indemnity and insurance issues in research


  • Understanding of the ethical issues in AI and data driven research
  • Knowledge of relevant law and legislation including UK GDPR, the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, Medical Devices Regulations
  • An understanding of issues relating to intellectual property and ensuring Fair Value for the NHS related to data driven research
  • Basic understanding of IT security standards in the NHS
  • Knowledge of commercial organisations and external agencies within research
  • Knowledge and understanding of research funding streams and award bodies



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


  • Post graduate research qualification
  • GCP Trained



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to build working relationships with department colleagues, Trust staff at all levels and external organisations such as the Ethics Committees, Universities, funding bodies, and other NHS Trusts
  • Ability to work under pressure balancing conflicting workloads
  • Ability to work independently with initiative and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to negotiate, acting in a tactful and confident manner to achieve the desired results
  • Ability to make well-reasoned decisions using sound judgement in a complex setting

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Hills road



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