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Clinical Research Nurse / Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
We are delighted to invite applications for a Clinical Research Nurse/ Trial Co-ordinator to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive Thoracic Oncology Research team. The post offers a fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated team with an established reputation in the design and delivery of clinical research studies. We seek a resourceful, organised and flexible team player with an eye for detail and exceptional communication skills, who shares our passion for innovation and excellence, with a focus on the early detection of lung cancer.

You will have experience of working in a patient-facing role or demonstrate the skill and empathy to be able to thrive in this environment. Ideally you will have a good understanding of ICH-GCP and experience of caring for patients undergoing investigation or treatment for cancer. However, applications from candidates with relevant knowledge and experience who demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and aptitude to develop personally and professionally in this specialist area will be considered. The post is available for 12 months in the first instance, either as fixed-term contract or an internal secondment opportunity.

The successful candidate will benefit from an individualised orientation programme and access to relevant training, education and mentorship to support their development.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will work closely with colleagues in the Thoracic Oncology Research team, wider R& D department, and clinical multi-disciplinary team to provide efficient and effective co-ordination of clinical research studies. They will contribute to a wide variety of clinical research activity, always practicing in line with ethically approved protocols, regulatory frameworks, ICH-GCP, and local policy and procedure.

The role incorporates identification and recruitment of eligible research participants, collection of high quality clinical, patient-reported and health related quality of life data scheduling patient appointments at designated timepoints maintaining accurate and contemporaneous records and carrying out research-specific assessments and interventions within own scope of practice.

The post-holder will be based at the HLRI on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with a requirement to work across a range of clinical settings at Royal Papworth Hospital.

This is a varied role well-suited to an organised, adaptable candidate who takes pride in their work and enjoys working alongside others to achieve shared goals.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Amanda Stone, Thoracic Oncology Research Team Leader (details below) or the Thoracic Oncology Research team on 01223 638144.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in a relevant science or health care subject or experience in either clinical research or clinical audit at a minimum of NHS Band 4 or above.



  • Experience of working in a health or relevant science related environment, including healthcare research
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Computer literacy with demonstrable experience of Microsoft Windows
  • Excellent accuracy and the ability to pay close attention to detail in written and electronic communication and information storage
  • Ability to communicate complex or sensitive information to colleagues, patients or relatives
  • Ability to plan and organise own work and motivate others


  • Experience of undertaking and proven ability in coordinating research trials
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of interviewing patients
  • Experience of writing standard operating procedures and providing input into developing policies
  • Experience of working in a laboratory setting
  • Assisting in the maintenance of a computer database within a clinical environment
  • Clinical skills -- ECG, venepuncture, blood pressure etc.
  • Basic laboratory skills e.g. use of centrifuge, pipetting, aliquoting
  • Proficient in use of databases/database applications
  • Confident in handling large sets of data
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include diplomacy and sensitivity

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Ability and willingness to handle and process biological samples
  • Willing to work across both R& D sites -- Royal Papworth Hospital & HLRI in clinical, office and laboratory environments
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training required for role e.g. competency training, Research Skills training, Consent training etc.


  • Demonstrable commitment to working as part of a team to achieve shared goals

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Heart and Lung Research Institute

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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