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Commercial Research Coordinator

Job Reference: 234-18-C032

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Research and Development department. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and committed individual to expand our high-performing commercial studies team; providing an excellent service to Sponsors, investigators and research teams.

You will need to have an innovative and positive outlook in the face of challenges and be personally committed to the delivery of excellent service. The post holder will be tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective conduct of studies, so that researchers can gather the robust evidence needed to improve treatments for NHS patients. The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

The Commercial Research Co-coordinator has responsibility for developing and facilitating commercially sponsored research being undertaken at NNUH, including commercial research registered on the NIHR Clinical Research Portfolio. They will do this by improving processes and ways of working, building relationships with key staff in companies as well as in NNUH and Clinical Research Network: Eastern (CRNE) and supporting the research team. Administration of the processes will be required at all stages from Expression of Interest to facilitation of Trust Capacity and Capability through to study closure.

In recognition of the growing proportion of research that involves the Trust, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Quadram Institute of Bioscience (QIB), the Commercial Research Coordinator will work closely with research support colleagues in these organisations. As a result, they will need to ensure that commercial research applications and projects are initiated, administered and completed according to the requirements of all organisations. The post holder will also act as a point of contact for researchers to promote their healthcare research to commercial companies and to explore other business opportunities.

The post holder will be responsible for the successful management of the Trust’s commercial research contracts and associated agreements and in liaison with other senior members of the Office will facilitate, develop and support commercial research contract management in the Trust.

Working in partnership with the other Co-coordinators, the post holder will jointly provide a comprehensive co-ordinated service for all research within the Trust, for example by ensuring an integrated system that provides a proportionate approach to risk assessment and management in the conduct of research approved by the Trust.

In collaboration with the Research Grants Co-coordinator, provide line management support for the Research and Study Recruitment Facilitators (Research Facilitators) and supervise their activities in relation to commercial research proposals.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 6th March 2019

Open for applications: 25th January 2019

Close for applications: 17th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Dawson - Research Services Manager

Tel: 01603 647882


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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