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Research Nurse

Job Reference: 918-RN4916

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Clinical Trial Units
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (pro rata for part time)

Research Nurse

Would you like to join a large, enthusiastic Clinical Research team at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) who help to save and improve lives?An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 18 month fixed term position as a Research Nurse in the NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at Cambridge. Secondments will be considered for NHSBT staff wishing to apply for this role.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority and an integral part of the NHS. In addition to providing blood components and donated organs to the NHS.

The NHSBT CTU holds full registration with the UKCRC, and supports the translation of this laboratory research into clinical practice, as well as performing studies that will optimise the use of blood components, or improve the quality of organs for donation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated registered nurse with current NMC registration to work as part of the clinical project team to identify, recruit and support patients throughout their research pathway and to deliver an exciting clinical trial of in-vitro cultured red blood cells (manufactured red cells). This is a phase I, first in human clinical trial to provide proof of concept for red blood cells grown in the lab from stem cells as a novel transfusion product. Ultimately we hope to develop a related product to provide an additional treatment option for patients for whom it is currently difficult to find suitable blood for transfusion.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

The possession of a valid driving licence is essential to allow you to drive in the UK.

The working hours for this role are 22.5 hours/week.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Nina Herbert via email at

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 11th December 2019 (subject to change).

Interviews are scheduled to take place in Cambridge on Monday 13th January 2020 (subject to change).


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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