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Clinical Research Assistant

Band 5

Main area
Corporate Services
Band 5
Fixed Term (until 28/02/2022)
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Warneford Hospital
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum / pro rata
07/06/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Do you have patient-facing experience /experience in healthcare research and want to develop your research skills further? Are you committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults? Are you comfortable in the use of computer technology, have basic keyboard skills and have the ability to communicate well in person and via email? Then come and join our team at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust as a Clinical Research Assistant.

The focus of this role is the coordination and delivery of the TACK Programme in our clinical services across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and parts of Berkshire. The aim of the TACK study is to adapt a novel technology-assisted intervention (DIALOG+) to meet the needs of people with chronic depression and to evaluate the intervention in a multisite cluster randomised controlled trial.

If successful, you will work alongside colleagues across the Trust to identify patients and staff for appropriate research studies and will assist with TACK study procedures as well as the collection and documentation of accurate data. To achieve this, you need a working knowledge of trial protocols and their application in practice, alongside a working knowledge of and compliance with the local, national and international research regulations.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) is a research-active Trust undertaking studies ranging from small educational projects through to very complex and intensive Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) across a variety of disciplines from dementia, mental health, community health, children and young people services.

A requirement of this post is the ability to travel independently on a daily basis, therefore access to a car and full driving licence is essential.

Please note that due to the current government advice related to Covid-19, the Oxford Health Research & Development Department is working remotely (from home) until further notice. If successful, you would receive a full induction into the role, but this would largely be done remotely using eLearning and video technology.

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Applicant requirements

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

Tahnee Marquardt

Phone: 07717696425