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Research Assistant in Sexual Health

UCL - Health and Medical

Location: London
Salary: £34,502 to £36,348
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 7th February 2023
Job Ref: B02-04549

The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is at the heart of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health, the Institutes vision is for a world where international policy on global health is informed by world class research. IGH aims to support the development of robust solutions to aspects of the world’s major global health challenges through scholarly outputs, education, public engagement, translational research and ultimately by influencing public policy and professional practice.

The Centre for Clinical Research in Infection and Sexual Health, based within the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH), has a research programme covering a range of studies from observational cohort studies to interventional trials for HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. This has been supplemented by several COVID-19 studies including epidemiological treatment studies since the beginning of the pandemic.

We are now seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Assistant to contribute to running studies undertaken by the clinical research group.

The post holder will work closely with the team of principal investigators, study managers, research nurses and clinical fellows. Responsibilities will include participant recruitment and data collection, collation, and submission of participant data, as well as tasks such as processing and preparation of clinical samples in the research laboratory. Appropriate training will be provided

The post will provide a broad experience in clinical research methods and implementation. Clinical research team staff are required to work on site for at least 80% of their time. The post holder will hold an honorary contract with CNWL Trust subject to an enhanced DBS check. The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance but is renewable subject to continued funding confirmation. Study Execution: including

  • The post holder will be required to carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the scope and level of the post This job description is not intended to be exhaustive, and it is likely that duties and responsibilities may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances.
  • Flexible Working Statement: 'We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible'.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff.

Ideal candidates will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have experience of working in a healthcare setting or conducting health-related research and experience of processing clinical specimens in a laboratory. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential as are excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines. Experience/knowledge of medicine or work in HIV, infection or sexual health would be advantageous as would knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice in medical research, regulatory processes and clinical trial management.

  • The advert will close on 07/02/2023 at 23:59 GMT, however we may close applications early if we receive a high volume of applications. Early application submission is recommended.
  • Interview Date(s) TBC
  • A job description and person specification can be accessed.
  • If you have any queries about the role, please contact If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact IGH HR.




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