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Job reference: 106959
Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)
Job closing date: 30/06/2022
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 16/06/2022
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Department: Glasgow Childrens Clinical Research Facility

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​​​​​​​Glasgow Clinical Research Facility

Paediatric Senior Research Nurse – Band 6


Secondment or Job-share opportunity

Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is recruiting a Paediatric Senior Research Nurse.  We would like an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative Research Nurse to join our team. They should have research and clinical experience, familiarity with people and resource management, with the ability to work in a research environment.  They will lead a portfolio of research studies within the Children’s Clinical Research Facility based within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and provide senior cover, as required, within the paediatric team in Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (GCRF).  Glasgow CRF supports research in a broad range of clinical specialities providing a service to local Investigators, of any discipline, to conduct their clinical research safely, efficiently, and effectively.  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 required, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification.

Informal enquires are encouraged, please contact  Naomi Hickey, Education & practice development manager - 0141 232 7600 or email

The Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has a worldwide reputation for research. In order to support the expansion of the research portfolio across the facility we continue to develop, working with a variety of specialities to conduct high profile clinical research, it incorporates Clinical Research Facilities at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Paediatric Clinical Research Facility. Jointly they provide a streamlined service to investigators to conduct their clinical research efficiently and safely. The Paediatric portfolio is exciting and diverse, covering the breadth of research activities from registry studies to phase 1 medicinal trials. The post holder will provide regular written and verbal reports on paediatric CRF activity and development to line manager. Where appropriate, the post-holder may also be the lead nurse on an agreed number of studies, commensurate with their own prior level of paediatric and research experience. The post holder will manage resources to support clinical research activity to meet objectives agreed by Glasgow CRF and Research & Innovation (R&I) senior management team. They will liaise with the Scottish Children’s Research Network (Scot CRN), UK wide paediatric CRFs and other UK paediatric research organisations contributing to the development of collaborative working practices. 

Minimal requirements:  

· Registered Nurse (children) with relevant post-registration paediatric experience in the acute care setting.

 · Minimum requirement of first level degree with evidence of continuing personal development.   

· Evidence of highly developed clinical and technical skills.  

· Ability to prioritise own and staff workload to achieve agreed timelines, quality standards and targe s.

 · Ability to use Microsoft Office, research web-based systems and databases proficiently and effectively in the workplace.


· Personal development in research or relevant area, including current working knowledge of GCP, regulatory legislation and research frameworks.

 · Experience in managing clinical research projects including both academic and commercial CTIMPs and non-CTIMP studies

This is a Fixed term post for 12 months.

Informal Contact: Naomi Hickey, Research Nurse Manager, Tel No: 0141 232 7600       

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs

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