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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/03/2021.

Research Nurse

Job Reference: 918-RN6981

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Clinical Trial Unit
£31,365 to £37,890

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Nurse to join the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in Cambridge. You will be part of a large, enthusiastic team working alongside the CTU to deliver a world-leading clinical trial of red blood cells grown in the laboratory from blood derived stem cells.

Transfusion requirements are currently difficult to meet for a small number of patients. It is hoped that this Phase I clinical trial will be the first step in the development of a novel transfusion product for these patients, some of whom require regular transfusions throughout life. NHSBT is a Special Health Authority and an integral part of the NHS, helping to save and improve lives by providing a blood and transplantation service to the NHS.

The NHSBT CTU holds full registration with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, and supports the translation of 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 nurse with current NMC registration to work alongside our clinical project team to identify, recruit and support blood donors and clinical trial participants throughout their research pathway and to deliver the study. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

This role includes visiting trial participants in their own homes and therefore the successful candidate will need a full driving licence allowing them to drive in the UK. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided in line with current COVID-19 guidelines.

The working hours for this role are 22.5 hours/week. This post is available on an18 months fixed term position as a Research Nurse in the NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at Cambridge.This vacancy is on a fixed term/ secondment basis. Secondments will be considered for NHSBT staff wishing to apply for this role.

For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Ana Mora on

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 28th March 2021.

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 are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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