Clinical Trial Assistant - Band 3 -

New opportunity for career development

Paediatric Emergency Department

Clinical Trial Assistant, Band 3

12 Month Fixed Term contract in the first instance

 37.5hrs/week (Full Time)

NHS Scotland 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 Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

The Emergency Department at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People has an excellent reputation for research. In order to coordinate and support the expanding portfolio of research, audit and service improvement, the Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE) was formed in 2008 and continues to grow.

We are currently recruiting a Clinical Trial Assistant (CTA) to support a range of research projects. The post will involve recruitment activities such as venepuncture, sample processing, storage and shipment, assisting with the care of research participants, and collecting and managing research data. The scope of studies and projects is expanding, creating an exciting and leading research specialty to work within.

We are looking for an enthusiastic CTA with a genuine interest in clinical research. The successful candidate will need to understand the dynamic and challenging environment of the paediatric ED and how that translates to research activity. The post holder will work alongside other senior research nurses and will be supported by the EMERGE paediatric team.

**Please note we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**   

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. 

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions, please contact...

Caroline Blackstock

Lead Research Nurse

EMERGE, Emergency Department

Tel 0131 242 3867

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