Clinical Trial Practitioner - Maternity Cover

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Clinical Trial Practitioner (Maternity Cover) to join our team to participate in the planning and management of clinical research studies and clinical trials in Oncology and care for patients recruited for such studies. You will support several different types of studies from blood collection studies to phase 1 clinical trials. We are a small translational research team working at the Charing...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02078
  • Date posted 20 October 2020
  • Closing date 19 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Clinical Trial Practitioner (Maternity Cover) to join our team to participate in the planning and management of clinical research studies and clinical trials in Oncology and care for patients recruited for such studies. You will support several different types of studies from blood collection studies to phase 1 clinical trials.

We are a small translational research team working at the Charing Cross Campus. We’re working on various cancer types including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. We manage a mixed portfolio of tissue collections studies, early phase clinical trials as well as oncology surgical studies. Our portfolio consists of mostly academic studies which we oversee from both the site and Sponsor perspectives.

Our team is energetic and resourceful and are often involved in developing new studies from concept with our clinicians and scientists. We are looking for an individual with a desire to work autonomously with initiative while supporting team members to cover a diverse portfolio of academics oncology studies.  

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will be a mix of both clinical and research responsibilities as outlined below:

Clinical

  • You will support patients receiving a diagnosis of cancer and helping them through a decision-making process concerning their treatment and possible participation on a research study.
  • You will be proficient in taking patient samples, centrifuging and processing samples according to safe lab practice.
  • You will provide teaching sessions and resource files to Trust departments involved in studies.

Research

  • You will be familiar with and keep yourself informed of ICH GCP, EU Directives, Declaration of Helsinki and the Research Governance Framework.
  • You will assist with recruitment of patients by developing and using effective recruitment strategies within the MDT and screening all clinic lists.
  • You will attend clinic visits with trial patients, to ensure assessments/treatments are conducted as per the protocol.
  • You will assist with the preparation and submission of ethics applications for new studies and amendments as well as any SSI forms for local studies.

Essential requirements


  • You will have proven clinical or management experience working in oncology or a similar unit-based environment.

  • You will have previous experience of research, audit and quality initiatives.

  • You will have experience of phlebotomy or willingness to complete training in phlebotomy and you will be expected to undergo any other training as required.

  • You will have the discipline and regard for confidentiality, safety and security at all times.

Further information

The post is full time, fixed term for 12 months from 1st February 2021.

For further information, please contact Ms Kelly Gleason (k.gleason@imperial.ac.uk).

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.