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Research Biomedical Scientist / Pathology Trial Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 175-1920-RD1838

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research Staff
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.


Research and Development Directorate 

Research Biomedical Scientist / Pathology Trial Co-ordinator

Research and Development

Band 6

The Royal Papworth Hospital Research & Development (R&D) team, under the auspices of the Clinical R&D Director, comprises; a Senior R&D Manager, Contracts and Finance Manager, Clinical Research Project Managers, Statisticians, Health Economist, Data Management team and experienced Research Nurses and Research Coordinators.  In addition, a dedicated Pathology Research team provides scientific, technical and interpretative support for a wide range of research projects, including the provision of a Research Tissue Bank.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research Biomedical Scientist / Pathology Trial Co-ordinator to join a dynamic, friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team at our new site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The successful candidate will demonstrate drive, vision and ambition to support a high quality, patient focused, efficient and comprehensive scientific and technical research service.  They will work closely with Investigators and the Consultant Pathologist Research Lead in line with research protocols, departmental standard operating procedures, ICH-GCP and, if applicable, their professional regulatory body.

The current focus of this role is co-ordination of a multi-centre clinical research project.  The post holder will contribute to the successful delivery of this, and other NIHR portfolio projects, through effective study coordination and expert sample handling.  As such, we are looking for a resourceful, organised and flexible team player with an accredited biomedical science degree or equivalent approved qualification, or equivalent relevant laboratory experience.   

This is a part-time 25 hours/ week substantive post.  It is envisaged that the post holder will work these hours over 4 days, Monday – Thursday during core service hours 08:00 – 18:00, to be confirmed with the successful applicant on appointment. 

The successful candidate will benefit from an individualised orientation programme and access to relevant training and education to support their professional development. 

If you have the attributes that we are looking for and the drive to make a difference to people’s lives through clinical research then come and join the team!

We welcome telephone enquiries and informal visits to the department – please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information. 

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:


Dr Doris Rassl, Consultant Histopathologist 01223 638110

Amanda Stone, Senior Research Nurse – tel: 01223 639721

Closing Date: 30th June 2019

Interview Date: 15th July 2019


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** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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