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Clinical Trials Pharmacy Technician

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Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£29,057 - £36,134 per annum inclusive
01/08/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Clinical Trial Pharmacy Technician

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Looking for a challenge? Want to be a part of cutting edge research? Want to work for one of the highest recruiting NHS Acute Trusts for clinical trials? Have a desire to make a difference in the next generation of pharmaceuticals and standard of care? Then look no further…

UCLH is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population from the local area and throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. The Trust mission is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research across seven hospitals. As a leading centre for both clinical research and cancer treatment, the Trust is involved in a high volume of clinical trials and is the highest recruiting site within the North Thames Clinical Research Network. Through collaboration with UCLPartners, UCLH has also been awarded Genomics Medicine Centre status to support the delivery of the Prime Minister’s 100,000 Genome Project.

The Pharmacy Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) at UCLH covers activity across all hospital sites (UCH, MacMillan Cancer Centre, Westmoreland Street, NHNN, Mortimer Market, Eastman Dental Hospital, RNTNE and the NIHR/UCLH Clinical Research Facility).

Due to the increase in studies being adopted, an opportunity has arisen for an additional Clinical Trial Pharmacy Technician to join the Pharmacy Clinical Trials team. This post offers an opportunity for a self-motivated individual with proven organisational and good interpersonal skills to work closely with research colleagues in providing the delivery of a consistently high pharmaceutical clinical trials service on behalf of the PCTU.

This post offers an opportunity for a self-motivated individual with proven organisational and good interpersonal skills to work closely with research colleagues in providing the delivery of a consistently high pharmaceutical clinical trials service on behalf of the PCTU. Ideally we are looking for a qualified technician (NVQ level 3) with substantial experience in hospital pharmacy including clinical trials, however are willing to consider pharmacy staff with relevant experience.

A good working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is essential. The post-holder, under the direction of the Principal Pharmacist (Research & Development) and the Pharmacy Clinical Trials Lead Technician will be responsible for the set-up of clinical trials and daily routine duties expected for the pharmacy clinical trial service. An aptitude for project management, good organisational and IT skills are required. Training, education and support to pharmacy staff and other hospital research staff will also be required. The ability to work flexibly, problem solve and work accurately under pressure are essential. UCLH has developed a novel trials database to capture clinical trial documentation electronically. Good IT skills and knowledge of software packages is essential.

Closing date:          Two weeks after advertisement

Interview date:      Two weeks after closing date

We offer our permanent staff an interest free ticket loan, a subsidised social club including gym and swimming facilities, a library for staff to use, free independent and confidential support for all staff and large retail discounts.

For further details and how to apply, please visit the UCLH website

 Our Vision and Values

The Trust is committed to delivering top quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We deliver our vision through values to describe how we serve patients, their families and how we are with colleagues in the Trust and beyond.

We put your safety and wellbeing above everything We offer you the kindness we would want for a loved one We achieve through teamwork We strive to keep improving

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Chi Chung (Principal Pharmacist, Research & Development) on 0203 447 3020 or at chiyee.chung@nhs.net or Holly Wing (Lead Research Technician, Cancer & Early Phase) on 0203 447 3912 or at holly.wing@nhs.net