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Research Administrator

Job Reference: 358-1931106-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Diabetes,Leicester General Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

The Leicester Diabetes is a national and internationally renowned diabetes research centre with a very active portfolio of trials ranging from single site academic studies to complex intervention and multi-site CTIMPS. We also lead and host a number of key research initiatives and programmes such as a CLAHRC, BRC, Healthcare Professional Training, the East Midlands BME Centre, and the national DESMOND structured education programme. Our multi-site disciplinary team comprises over 140 researchers, managers, clinicians and academics and our research focus is the screening, prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors. Our work has informed national policy and our implementation programmes have a direct impact on patient health outcomes. We are a dynamic and progressive team who are passionate about our research and how it can benefit not only our local population but for people who have diabetes at a national and international level.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Administrator to work on a study called CODEC – this is a study looking at whether type 2 diabetic patients are morning or evening types of people and how that affects their diabetes. The post holder will support the Trial Manager in all aspects of study delivery including booking participants (via email and phone) for their study measurement sessions, preparing documentation for data collection, inputting of research data, producing appointment/results letters, booking rooms and T/C equipment, minute taking, ordering of supplies and logging study expenditure.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in an administration environment, who is computer literate and has good organisational skills. Experience in a research environment would be advantageous.

The post offers a great opportunity for those who wish to build on their existing experience in research or someone looking to develop their careers in this area.

You will be part of a well-established research team which offers a friendly and supportive work environment and will have access to relevant learning and training opportunities to support your development in post.

This position is fixed term for one year in the first instance and will be offered at 15 hours over two days (2 x 7.5hr days) or three days (3 x 5hr days) on Monday & Tuesday or Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information about this job or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Natasha Wileman, Senior Trials Manager on

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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