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Clinical Research Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-3384975-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Queens Medical Centre
Nottinghamshire RST Hub, Nottingham
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.



Base site Queens Medical Centre

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) East Midlands supports the delivery of high-quality research in the NHS, public health & social care, and other Independent Health Care settings across the East Midlands.

We are committed to providing the supporting infrastructure that allows research to take place in numerous settings across the Health/Public Health & Social Care settings. So that patients, carers and the public can benefit from new treatments and therapies, improved diagnosis and care, and empowered to live healthier lifestyles.

Hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, we work with partners to deliver research across Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. We are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.


Our Flexible workforce supports researchers with a flexible research delivery service to achieve high quality outcomes.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of our CRN East Midlands flexible workforce Research Support Team/ Direct Delivery Team. We are looking for an individual with current clinical research experience, who is keen to gain more experience in conducting research across differing specialties and settings supporting commercial and non commercial clinical research. This post gives an individual the opportunity to support the delivery of clinical research across all specialties within Health, Public Health and Social Care Research.

This post fits into our existing Research Support Team which has a reputation for excellent research delivery and joins us at a very exciting time for the network.

We are seeking to appoint a Band 5 Clinical Research Practitioner, to be part of a small team of research staff in our Nottinghamshire Hub. The post holder will be based at our Queens Medical Centre Office, however extensive travelling across the county will be expected, and some travel across the East Midlands will be required.

This post is a 2 year Fixed Term contract within the NHS; you will be responsible for your own workload and support colleagues to carry out their caseloads of NIHR portfolio clinical research trials/ studies.

To discuss this post further or to arrange an informal visit, please contact -


For further details / informal visits contact:

Susie Butler

Senior Clinical Research Nurse, RST Hub Lead Lincolnshire


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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