November 12, 2019











Here you will find current job vacancies in clinical research in Scotland.


Various research posts available in Scotland, including the section below, please click here to view.

Paediatric Research Nurse 


Location: Royal Hospital for Sick Children, NHS Lothian

Grade: Band 5  (£24,670 - £30,742)

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 22 Nov 2019



As part of the clinical research team, the post holder will have responsibility for the delivery of direct and indirect care and associated data collection for research studies undertaken in the CRF, in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP).

The post holder will ensure the effective running of research studies on a day-to-day basis.

The post holder has responsibility and accountability for maintaining clinical, staff and research governance.

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from of all sections of society.


This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.



Full Details:Click here to see full details of vacancy - 009370

Senior Research Nurse - Respiratory 


Location: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Grade: Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)

Contract: Fixed Term

Closing date: 25 Nov 2019



Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (CRF) incorporates Clinical Research Facilities at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital the Glasgow Royal Infirmary/Gartnavel General Hospital and the Paediatric Clinical Research Facility at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Jointly they provide a streamlined service to investigators to conduct their clinical research efficiently and safely. We are recruiting an innovative and enthusiastic Senior Clinical Research Nurse to assist us in providing high quality nursing care for patients and volunteers participating in Clinical Research. You will be working within the Clinical Research Facility's Gastrointestinal/hepatology Team. The applicant should be a Registered Nurse although with experience and an interest in Gastrointestinal/hepatology. This is a fixed term post.


You will be trained and supported to coordinate the recruitment, education, monitoring and follow-up of research participants and the collection and documentation of accurate data. You will work collaboratively with Principal and Chief Investigators and the wider multi-disciplinary team in the management of your own caseload of research patients. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Nurse with relevant clinical experience and educated to (or working towards) degree level. Research experience is highly desirable although transferable skills can be demonstrated. You will work to research principles, including confidentiality, randomisation procedures, informed consent and ethical issues, and have an understanding of research within the context of the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice. Attention to detail, strong organisational and communication skills, good IT skills and a methodical approach are key requirements, along with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.


The hours of work are predominantly 8.30am-4.30pm but you will be required to take a flexible approach in order to meet the needs of the research studies, with a requirement to work unsocial hours and weekends as necessary. The ability to regularly travel between all sites within NHS GGC is also essential. You should have the ability to demonstrate competencies in relation to experience with evidence of highly developed clinical and technical skills and experience working in both academic and commercial research is desirable .You should have experience demonstrating the post holders ability to lead a clinical research trial or comparable project e.g. audit or clinical effectiveness, including the management of staff and resources and evidence of continuing personal and professional development, educated to degree level (or working towards). You should have knowledge of current research regulations and governance requirements and experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team with key responsibilities within the team. You should have excellent organisational and time management skills/ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload across different clinical areas and clinical trials to meet project timelines and the ability to learn new skills to meet the requirements of new research projects. You should have the ability to use IT systems proficiently including Microsoft Office , electronic patient management systems and web-based technologies. You should have evidence of highly developed current clinical and technical skills in the clinical setting. 


Informal Contact: Barbara Mclaren, Tel No: 0141 232 7600



Full Details: Click here to see full details of vacancy - 009223



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