The Department of Research & Innovation (R& I) has an opportunity for a Clinical Research Fellow to work in the dedicated Clinical Research Facility (CRF) located at the Northwick Park Hospital Site in Harrow.
The CRF at the Northwick Park Hospital Site is a specialist, dedicated clinical research outpatient facility, supporting phase II onwards research integrating multiple clinical specialities as a seamless service to support the Trust in its research endeavours. This position is an opportunity for a Clinical Fellow in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) that would be suitable for a doctor who wishes to gain specific experience in clinical trials. The post will enable extensive clinical trial experience working with novel and innovative treatments and therapies.
The post will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of both nursing, allied health professionals, clinical research practitioners/ coordinators and administrative support .The post holder will report to Dr Ashley Whittington, Clinical Lead for the CRF and Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine.
Main duties of the job
Outpatient care of research patients and participants being treated as part of trials performed in the CRF
Co-ordination and execution of trial activities for the CRF, including (but not limited to) obtaining informed consent for patients, checking eligibility of research patients, randomization, study specific investigations, sample collection and handling, data collection, case record folder completion, maintenance of study documentation
The post holder will be expected to actively support and participate in both external and internal clinical research monitoring and audits including any regulatory inspections. The post will involve regular liaison with clinical trial sponsors, contract research organisations (CROs) and attendance at site selection and initiation visits.
Under supervision, to undertake the setting up of clinical trials, including where required protocol design, grant applications, regulatory and ethical submissions, liaison with clinical trials units and preparation of study specific documentation.
The post holder's duties will be primarily located at Northwick Park Hospital but their presence may from time to time be required in other parts of the Trust.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.
Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.
We run major acute services at:
- Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
- St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
- Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
- Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.
We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.
Essential GMC registration Completion of Foundation Competencies or equivalent Experience/Enthusiasm for Clinical Research and Involvement in Clinical Trials Effective team member and good organisational skills. Effective communication skills. Self-starter who completes tasks set by themselves and supervisors
- Flexibility and adaptability
To view the responsibilities in full, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification
- MBBS (or equivalent)
- MRCP UK (or equivalent)
- Completed Foundation Training
- Experience in clinical trials and research
- Experience in the management of acute medical emergencies
- Completed core medical training.
- Experience in urgent public health & vaccine research
Management and Audit
- Awareness of clinical governance
- Personal involvement in audit project(s)
- Principal investigator in research project
- Experience in feasibility and recruitment planning in clinical research
- Involvement and Understanding of the operational functions and management of clinical research facilities
- Keen interest in clinical research and appreciation of major research questions.
- Experience and knowledge of clinical trial methodology including the conduct of early and late phase trials
- Awareness of Research Governance and GCP training
- Knowledge of IRAS and ethics/HRA approval
- Able to speak and write English to fulfil job requirements
- Effective team member with good communication skills.
- Good organisational skills
- Self-starter who completes tasks set by themselves and supervisors
- Flexibility and adaptability
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