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Clinical Trials Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
12 months (Fixed term (external)/secondment (internal) for 12 months)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital
£22,816 - £24,336 pa
Salary period
31/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

 Corporate Services (Research & Development)

Clinical Trials Assistant                      Band 3

 The Gastroenterology IBD  Clinical Trials Team are looking for a Clinical Trials Assistant to work within the unit to support an increasing portfolio of IBD clinical trials.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be responsible for assisting the IBD clinical research teams with all aspects of administration/coordination relating to clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), standard operating procedures (SOPs) and trust policies.

The post is offered on a 12 month contract (fixed term for external candidates and on a secondment for internal candidates), full time 37.5 hours per week, although part time hours may be considered. The work pattern will be variable between the hours of 8am and 6pm Mon to Fri to meet the needs of the service requirements.


Main duties of the job

Experience of working in this specialty or in clinical research, plus a mature attitude, are essential, as is a minimum of two years' experience of working with patients, or in a patient administration role, in a health care environment.

The post-holder will be required to work with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in the recruitment, screening and care of patients in IBD clinical trials.

The post requires excellent communication skills, a proficiency in Windows operating systems and general use of office suites including word and outlook, a basic understanding of scientific protocols, an ability to prioritise workload and to work independently, unsupervised and flexibly.

The successful applicant will need to be enthusiastic and ready to work actively in supporting an established team of research nurses in recruiting and following up patients who are participating in research trials. Liaison with external research partners such as pharmaceutical companies, research networks and clinical trials units will also be required.

Although the post holder's primary base would be at HRI, there is an expectation that the post holder will be flexible and responsive to the research needs of the organisation and may therefore be required to work in other research areas across the Trust.


Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good level of general education
  • Previous Administrative experience
  • NVQ Level 3 or willingness to undertake
Desirable criteria
  • Familiar with hospital IT systems and records


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Healthcare
  • Proficient in IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Familiar with medical terminology

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Time management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Independent/team working and ability to organise own workload

Other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Flexibility in working hours to meet the service needs

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Prof Sebastian Shaji
Job title
Consultant Gastroenterologist
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