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Research Nurse

University of Birmingham - Cancer Research (UK) Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th January 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: 101004

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263, with potential progression once in post to £46,974

Fixed Term contract up to 2 years

Closing date: 25 February 2024

The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham is one of the largest cancer specialist clinical trials units in the UK. The unit runs both early phase and large randomised phase III/IV trials. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Grade 7 specialist Research Nurse to join our successful early phase oncology trials team and support the delivery of early phase clinical trials, with a focus on Neuro-oncology.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of direct and indirect care and safe nursing practices for a specific group of patients taking part in predominantly phase I/II clinical trials. The post holder will be required to administer novel immunotherapy and cytotoxic agents and for the collection of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics samples. The role will require an expanded practice of clinical research process knowledge. The post holder will work both as a clinical site team member and, as a senior member of staff, contribute to the conduct and coordination of Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) early phase clinical trials. You must be able to use your own initiative, be an effective leader, team player and an excellent communicator. 

Applicants will have a Registered Nursing Qualification and be able to demonstrate a skill within a specialist area of nursing (e.g. oncology/Neuro-oncology). Desirable skills include – ability to perform phlebotomy and cannulation along with delivery to cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy and novel agents.

Informal enquires can be made by email to Cancer Research UK Senior Research Nurse Karen Turner k.turner.1@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the above ‘Apply’ button. Please quote Job Ref 101004 in all enquiries. 

We believe there is no such thing as a 'typical' member of University of Birmingham staff and that diversity in its many forms is a strength that underpins the exchange of ideas, innovation and debate at the heart of University life. We are committed to proactively addressing the barriers experienced by some groups in our community and are proud to hold Athena SWAN, Race Equality Charter and Disability Confident accreditations. We have an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Centre that focuses on continuously improving the University as a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. You can find out more about our work to create a fairer university for everyone on our website. 

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