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Job summary

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Band 6
Fixed term: 24 months (with likelihood of extension, in line with project funding)
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Part-time considered (min. 28 hours per week))
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital - Division RD
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata
Salary period
16/05/2021 23:59
Interview date

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical Trial Coordinator (Vasculitis)

Band 6

Job overview

You will be responsible for providing research support for studies on a large portfolio of clinical trials and observational/experimental medicine studies within the Vasculitis and Lupus research group, including support in sample coordination for an Urgent Public Health COVID platform trial, TACTIC-R, and day-to-day coordination of a national multi-centre  NIHR-funded vasculitis trial.

Main duties of the job

The key roles of this post are to:

  • Coordinate sample transfer, tracking and storage of samples collected as part of the TACTIC-R UPH COVID trial
  • Conduct day-to-day trial coordination activities for the NIHR-funded vasculitis trial "BIOVAS", including participating site set-up, tracking of recruitment, contributing to preparation of amendments to REC/MHRA, contribute to preparing reports for REC/MHRA/funder, coordinating trial oversight meetings, working closely with Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit
  • Provide administrative support to other studies in the Vasculitis/Lupus research portfolio
  • Be a proactive and integrated member of the Vasculitis research team and wider clinical team.

The key attributes we are looking for are:

  • Prior clinical research experience
  • Experience with handling biological samples
  • Self-starter who can work autonomously and part of a wider team
  • Excellent IT skills (particularly MS office and ability to maintain website pages)




Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £23.00. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary

This vacancy closes on:  14 May 2021 - Midnight

Interviews are due to be held on:  26 May 2021

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree level or equivalent level of knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • • Evidence of post-graduate training in relevant field, and/or continuous • professional development in relevant fields • Evidence of recent GCP training (hold a GCP certificate)


Essential criteria
  • • Experience of working in a clinical research/healthcare environment • Previous experience of handling biological samples (e.g. blood samples) • Previous experience of setting up and/or managing clinical trials
Desirable criteria
  • • Previous multi-centre clinical trials experience


Essential criteria
  • • Clinical trials terminology and documentation • Excellent knowledge of the clinical trials regulatory framework • Knowledge of the Human Tissue Act • An understanding of the research process in the NHS • Knowledge of the requirements of clinical trials during their life-cycle


Essential criteria
  • • Excellent administrative skills including organising and planning • Excellent team-working, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and researchers • Excellent IT skills and ability to use MS office applications (including Excel/Powerpoint/Word) • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and seek input where necessary • Biological sample handling skills • Ability to work independently with initiative and motivate self and others • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Problem solver • Focused, starter-finisher
Desirable criteria
  • • Willing to coach and train others • Excellent presentation skills and willingness to present work at local and national level • Ability to negotiate, acting in a tactful and confident manner to achieve the desired results

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria
  • • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent. • Flexible approach to working and a desire to develop knowledge and career • Can demonstrate autonomous working practices in current post The following hazards are associated with this job role: • Occasional patient contact • Biological sample handling
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Maria King
Job title
Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator
Email address
Telephone number
01223 768317
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