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Research Facilitator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA or PA Pro Rata.
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
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

Skilled and experienced in research support? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Research & Development team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) as a research facilitator and provide expert assistance to investigators in grant costings, study setup and delivery.

You will join a specialised team within the dedicated R& D infrastructure at Southampton General Hospital, liaising closely with a wide range of research investigators and their teams, service support departments, external funders and local regulatory agencies.

This full-time position delivers an expert role, offering skilled support to researchers from conception to completion of clinical research studies, in line with nationally agreed benchmarks for initiation and delivery and UHS research strategic priorities.

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

What youll do

Be responsible for developing grant costings for research projects and personal awards in accordance with submission deadlines and funders guidelines. Support investigators from feasibility through to timely set up and delivery of local, national and international research projects. Ensure that the portfolio of studies is managed in accordance with feasibility, capacity and capability, and meets relevant local and national strategic priorities. Work with clinicians to establish interest and scope for participation in research studies and build local capacity through working to address their support needs and barriers to involvement. Provide expert knowledge to investigators and R& D colleagues on funding information, rules and guidelines.
What were looking for
We need a proactive, confident communicator with a good eye for detail. You will be able to grasp complex financial details relating to clinical research projects and early career researcher personal development. You will work well within a team whilst being able to manage your own time, work independently and take responsibility for meeting deadlines. Ideally, you will have a robust understanding of the systems and processes used to support the delivery of high-quality clinical research. You will have a strong commitment to public service values and working for the benefit of patients and recipients of healthcare.

Person Specification



  • Clinical/scientific degree or equivalent demonstrable experience relevant to the role

knowledge and experience


  • Significant experience of using systems and processes which support the delivery of high-quality clinical care in a clinical research environment
  • Significant experience of cost attribution for clinical research in a healthcare setting and the research grants process
  • Significant experience of the set-up or delivery of clinical research in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience of delivery training
  • Evidence of current and on-going GCP training
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of research governance and quality assurance systems to ensure safe systems for patients
  • An understanding of current R& D issues in the NHS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the role


  • Experience of working in a large teaching hospital or University
  • Experience of the set- Previous experience in using IRAS or NRES databases for R& D applications p or delivery of commercial clinical research
  • Knowledge of EDGE as a RM& G tool

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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