Clinical Studies Officer

Band 5

Main area
Dementia and Mental Health
Band 5
12 Months Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
£21,909 - £28,462 per annum
21/01/2017 23:59

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network is led by a national Coordinating Centre and operates through 15 Local Clinical Research Networks. These local Networks drive clinical research delivery performance across the locality, and champion the role of clinical research in the NHS at every level.

Each Local Clinical Research Network is organised into 6 Divisions, with 30 Specialty Groups aligned within each. Division 4 oversees the specialties of Dementias & Neurodegenerative Disorders (DeNDRoN), Mental Health & Neurology. The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester has an exciting opportunity within Division 4 for a Band 5 Clinical Studies Officer. The post holder will be a key part of the core team helping to develop and support research in the Division. The post will mainly provide support in mental health and so experience in this area would be an advantage but is not essential if the applicant has prior experience of clinical research.

The post holder will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the running of clinical research studies in the Division including setting up and overseeing individual studies plus recruiting and supporting patients participating in network studies. The post holder will liaise with local clinical teams and study sponsors to facilitate the coordination and delivery of study protocols, and will be involved in ensuring that the research undertaken safeguards the well-being of the patients and is conducted within research governance legislation and local policies for research.

The post will be based at Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Oxford Road but will work across the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network footprint, so being a car owner/driver is essential.

We need a capable and confident individual who enjoys a challenge and would welcome the opportunity to help develop research in these disease areas. You will receive full training and support to ensure you acquire a thorough understanding of the management of clinical research.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Angela Aldridge, Lead Clinical Studies Officer
Tel: 0161 701 5602 / 07944 841 840 Email:

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4797