Senior Clinical Research Nurse

University College London - UCL-Division of Medicine / Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £42,304 - £49,904 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins (CAAPP), in the Division of Medicine (Royal Free Campus), is one of the world’s leading centres for research into the basic and clinical aspects of this field of biomedicine ( It contains the NHS National Amyloidosis Centre (NAC) and the Wolfson Drug Discovery Unit. The NAC is funded centrally by the Department of Health to provide a diagnostic and management advice service for the national caseload of patients with amyloidosis and hereditary periodic fever syndromes. Headed by Professor Philip Hawkins FMedSci, the NAC is a national referral centre which comprises a multi-disciplinary team, including medical and nursing staff, technicians and clinical scientists.

We seek to appoint a Senior Clinical Research Nurse to participate in the day-to-day management, implementation and facilitation of clinical research within the Centre. This is a new post which has been created to support early phase work and exciting new developments in amyloidosis translational research. The post-holder may expect to have involvement in all stages of the research process, from protocol development, to study approvals and set-up, to data analysis and publication. The post-holder will have the opportunity to play an active part in nurse-led research and clinical projects, and development of nursing services within the Centre. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly and co-operatively within the multidisciplinary team, will supervise and mentor junior staff, and will assist and cover for colleagues where appropriate.

The post presents an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual with significant clinical research experience, looking to embark upon a career within a dynamic multidisciplinary team at an internationally renowned centre of clinical and research excellence.

The funding for the post is available for 1.5 years in the first instance, further funding to support this post maybe available.

As a Registered Nurse with significant clinical research experience, the successful candidate will possess excellent phlebotomy skills, and outstanding interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills. The candidate must be able to work well under pressure, and flexibly and collaboratively within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. He/she must be able to show evidence of problem solving skills and self-directed learning, have a sound knowledge of GCP and the Research Governance Framework. Academic education to degree level is essential, although proven significant clinical research experience may be considered an appropriate substitute. Experience in the disease area is desirable but not essential; experience of IRAS applications and costing clinical trials, knowledge of drug development pathways, and experience of writing for publication are also desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1582783

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. Informal visits to the Centre are encouraged. Questions regarding the post, or requests for informal visits should be addressed to Thirusha Lane: and queries regarding the application process to: Please note that the role is being offered on UCL’s Grade 8, and this is not equivalent to the NHS Band 8.

Closing Date: 23 October 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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