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Research Assistant / Administrator

Job Reference: 175-1920-RD1748

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Development
Royal Papworth House, Spitfire Close, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon
£18,813 to £20,795 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.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Research and Development

Research Assistant

Fixed Term Band 3 Full Time / job share considered £18,813 - £20,795 per annum pro rata

Royal Papworth is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital providing a full range of adult services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and respiratory medicine. We are the country’s main heart and lung transplantation centre with an international reputation for innovation and research excellence.

We currently have a vacancy for a research assistant to work within Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration (PTUC). The main duties of the post include; supporting a variety of administrative duties undertaken on a Papworth Sponsored multi centred study looking at patient reported quality of life after routine cardiac surgery. A large portion of this role will involve conducting standardised health related quality of life questionnaires by telephone with patients consented to the study on a daily basis.

Other duties include inputting information onto electronic databases, organising meetings, filing and typing as well as any other office duties in a confidential environment. In addition, the role requires liaising with researchers (internal and external) to obtain necessary documentation and managing correspondence. You will be expected to be able to interact with members of the public, external NHS employees and organisations, and colleagues in a professional manner, communicating confidential information in written, verbal and electronic formats.

This post will be based at Royal Papworth House offices in Huntingdon but on occasion will involve travel to the hospital for meetings.

For an informal discussion regarding the post Clinical Project Manager Christine Mills 01223 639710

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

** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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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