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Clinical Research Coordinator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum or Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The recruitment team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a research-focused, enthusiastic individual to join our R& D Team as a Clinical Research Coordinator.
Main duties
The post holder is responsible for delivering a range of services to the Southampton NIHR Clinical Research Facility including setting up all clinical trials, trial coordination, data management and database training. As well as providing key support with project management within the facility. This pivotal role will also raise the profile of clinical trials within the centre and ensure trials are properly conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), research governance framework and are compliant with the EU Directive for clinical trials

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. The development of our staff is central to the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitating your career progression.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


- Work closely with the relevant R& D teams to ensure clinical research activity within UHS is initiated efficiently.- Ensure workload is carried out in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the UK Policy for Health and Social Care Research and current legislation.- Manage a portfolio of studies at various stages in the approval pipeline, requiring the ability to prioritise and adjust plans according to Divisional and Trust requirements/strategy.- Assist R& D teams with study set-up to ensure accuracy and timeliness and provide the correct level of assistance to achieve this aim, which may vary from team to team.
Experiences / Skills
- Healthcare background- Advanced understanding of Microsoft applications for managing and analysing information, e.g. Word and Excel- Relevant experience in conducting or organising clinical research trials- Awareness of current legislation regarding research governance issues- Motivation for research- Attention to detail- Good organisational skills- Able to work alone or as part of a team- Able to prioritise tasks

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Research background
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft applications for managing and analysing information, e.g. Word and Excel
  • Relevant experience in conducting or organising research
  • Awareness of current legislation regarding research governance issues
  • ICH/GCP Trained


  • Healthcare background
  • Recent NHS experience

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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