|Salary:||£39,508 to £47,355|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||27th April 2023|
The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is at the heart of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health, the Institute’s 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.
We are now seeking to appoint a Research Nurse in Sexual Health, HIV and Emerging Infections to support the work of our Centre for Clinical Research in Sexual Health and HIV. The Centre has a research programme covering a wide range of studies from observational cohort studies to interventional trials for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis. Since the beginning of the pandemic the research department has also led, in collaboration with UCLH, a number of COVID-19 studies, including epidemiological and treatment studies. More recently, the department has been involved in research studies on Monkeypox infection.
The postholder will work as part of a team of research nurses, clinicians and non-clinical research associates and will be responsible for patient recruitment in secondary and primary care settings (including non-NHS sites in the community), coordination of care of patients on trials, conducting study assessments, collection and preparation of biological samples, data collection and maintenance of study site files and case report forms.
More generally, the work will take place in a world-class environment, where there is close collaboration between scientists; clinical trialists; and clinical researchers improving patient outcomes at our key partner NHS Trusts: Central and North West London, University College London Hospitals, Royal Free London and The Whittington Hospital.
The post will provide a broad experience of clinical research and offer the postholder opportunity to build their knowledge of sexual health, HIV and emerging infections with relevant training provided as needed for continuous professional development.
Ideal candidates will have an active professional registration as a nurse/midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and practical experience of clinical research or a willingness to learn this. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential. Experience of working with vulnerable people and of working in sexual health, HIV or related specialties would be advantageous and also knowledge of infectious disease, blood-borne viruses and/or sexual health.
The post is funded for 12 months in the first instance and thereafter annually renewable subject to continued funding.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs/details?nPostingId=4298&nPostingTargetId=7967&id=Q1KFK026203F3VBQBLO8M8M07&LG=UK&mask=ext
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