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Specialist Clinical Trials Pharmacist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
My name is Irene and I feel very proud to be one of the Leads of a very friendly and supportive clinical trials team.I am also proud to say that we are a large multicultural team which includes clinical and technical staff. As a team we provide support services to the clinical trial research teams on all of our Trust sites throughout Oxfordshire.

If you have an interest to develop your skills in Clinical Trials, you are interested in cutting edge research and you would like to work with us at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you are the right person for this post.

We are looking to appoint a caring, highly motivated, forward thinking and enthusiastic pharmacist with excellent communication skills to support our friendly Clinical Trials Team in the set up and day to day running of clinical trials to cover the role of Specialist Clinical Trials Pharmacist. The role is based across all sites and in a wide variety of clinical areas. You will be working with many different multi-disciplinary teams to bring research to patients.

The post will allow you to gain experience in Aseptic Preparation of the IMPs in our clinical trials aseptic unit (CTASU) and ATMP Unit.

Applicants with hospital pharmacy or clinical trials experience, but not meeting the full person specification will be considered. If successful the applicant would be appointed to a lower band until the competencies for this post are achieved. All training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

- Co-ordinate and deliver Pharmacy support to Researchers in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Work with the dedicated Clinical Trial Team, to strategically plan the workload for Pharmacy Services for the Trust and ensure operational implementation.- Ensure that Pharmacy procedures relating to clinical trials involving Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP's) are in accordance with appropriate regulations (ICH/GCP, EU Directive 2001/20/EC, FDA, GMP), with Research Governance Framework and Trust Policies.- Provide highly specialised professional expertise to Researchers in the development of clinical trial protocols involving medication and related substances and to provide advice & information regarding the application for Clinical Trial Authorisation (CTA) certification from the MHRA.- Interact with and support Clinical Trial Technicians and Senior Technical Officer.

- Maintain knowledge and expertise to provide releasing support and cover to CTASU and ATMP unit as per rota

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel

Clinical Research at OUH NFT is conducted to the highest standards of excellence and plays a vital role in tackling the biggest healthcare challenges of the 21st century aiming to improve the care we offer to our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a Detailed job description and main responsibilities please refer to the Job Description document attached

Person Specification



  • M Pharm Qualified to masters degree level (4 year MPharm) or equivalent
  • Registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (Great Britain)
  • Wide Hospital Pharmacy experience
  • Problem identification and solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Good team member
  • Good time management and well organised
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills. Good interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Diploma/MSc in Clinical/Hospital Pharmacy or appropriate Research Qualification


  • Previous Clinical Trials or Research experience
  • Aseptic Unit experience
  • Research Ethics experience / training
  • Involvement in developing a service
  • Good IT skills
  • Experience in presenting to a group

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital (cross site as needed)

Churchill Drive, Headington



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