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Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Research & Innovation
Band 6
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
16/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with experience in NHS research or clinical trials coordination to become involved in Paediatric Nephrology clinical research within an excellent and fully embedded research infrastructure.

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has in the last few years developed a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of research and innovation.  This can be attributed to a number of research initiatives and successes for example: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) hosts the Local Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester; the Children's Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) (managed as part of the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility), which has grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most successful CRFs with an extensive portfolio of experimental medicine and other early phase clinical trials.

This role is to assist with the development and management of the Paediatric Nephrology clinical research portfolio. The post holder will support the department in a variety of research and coordination activities and will work closely with the multidisciplinary clinical team within the Children’s Hospital, the R&I Division, and other centres across the UK and internationally, and with a number of different pharmaceutical companies.

The role will be varied but the main focus of the role will include: assisting with preparation/ submission of research grant applications; helping to co-ordinate and deliver aspects of the portfolio of renal studies; financial management of research grants; providing support for data management activities; and in close liaison with the R&I Division, Research Networks and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the NIHR/Wellcome Manchester Children’s Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) to ensure that efficient processes are in place for setting up studies and organising necessary approvals (ethics, HRA, MHRA, research networks etc.) for the Paediatric Nephrology Clinical research; assisting with coordination of meetings in relation to the departments research commitments, deputising when appropriate and with opportunity to conduct research locally where appropriate and required.  

There may be other opportunities to work in different specialty areas or to support different clinicians and the role will afford this flexibility dependent upon workload.

Applicants will have attained a post-graduate degree in a science or health-related discipline OR a post-graduate degree in another field and have experience in research or clinical trial coordination.

You should be highly motivated, and will require excellent interpersonal, IT and organisational skills, as well as a good working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and clinical trials management/ coordination. The post holder will need to be able to work flexibly and independently as well as being a committed team worker

The vision of MFT is to become the leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the NHS. Within this context our aim over the next 5 years is to ensure that MFT is one of the top 5 NHS Trusts for research and innovation in the U.K.  Our capacity for translation of research and innovation into improved patient care will be internationally recognised, both in its own right and in partnership with Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

We have a number of important assets to help us achieve this ambitious goal.

  • Royal Manchester Children's Hospital can trace its foundations back to 1829. Until 2009 children’s services were provided in three different hospitals across the city: Saint Mary’s, Pendlebury & Booth Hall. In 2009 services were successfully moved to the central Oxford Road campus into brand new, state of the art hospitals, co-located with the University of Manchester to create the largest biomedical research campus in Europe
  • The Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre a partnership with the University of Manchester, is one of 12 such elite centres in the UK.
  • The NIHR / Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility, purpose built for experimental medicine research and incorporating an MRI research scanner suite, is one of only 4 in the UK with both adult and paediatric facilities.
  • A Biobanking facility, collecting a range of well phenotyped human tissues for research within MFT and across MAHSC.
  • The largest single site clinical sciences centre in the UK.

These assets, coupled with support from each hospital in the Group and Hospital Research & Innovation Managers provide a first class environment for translational research in a hospital setting.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Sumner, Clinical Trial Manager. Tel: 0161 701 6905

Alison Robinson, Childrens Hospital Research and Innovation Manager on. Tel: 0161 701 2933

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987