Senior Clinical Research Coordinator Grade VI

Location

CHI @ Crumlin

Duration of Post

Fixed Term

Campaign Reference

146729

Closing Date

3rd October 2022

Purpose of the Role:

Clinical research is essential to provide an evidence base for improved medicines and treatment of sick children. It is well accepted internationally that hospitals active in research and innovation are associated with better outcomes for patients and better recruitment and retention of staff. As Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and the leading centre in Ireland for the conduct of clinical trials and studies in children and young adults, CHI has placed excellence in research and innovation as one of its key strategic objectives.

As part of ongoing development at CHI towards the opening of the new Children’s Hospital, a rationalisation and integration of the existing clinical research infrastructure across all sites is being undertaken. Under the leadership of the CHI Director of Research & Innovation, a new Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and Clinical Research Centre (CRC) are being set-up within CHI and will bring all aspects of clinical research infrastructure together under a single governance and management structure. The Clinical Research Centre is the forerunner of the new paediatric Clinical Research Facility (CRF) that will be embedded in the new Children’s Hospital. The CRC is made up of a team of research staff working across CHI sites to support clinical teams in the conduct of clinical trials and other clinical research studies that require specialist expertise and support.

The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator is a key part of this team, working to support Investigators and research teams with clinical research activities. They will coordinate and be a key point of contact for multiple studies. They will work closely with the team of CRC Operations Manager, Project Managers, Research Nurses and Research Coordinators, ensuring that study activities are carried out effectively and in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards.

As a Senior Coordinator, the successful candidate will have an important role in supervising, guiding and mentoring less experienced Research Nurses, Research Coordinators and Research Assistants and provide practical training as required. Throughout the research study lifecycle, they will provide continuity back-up and support as required to ensure the smooth running of research activities from set-up through to closeout, across the portfolio.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly motivated team and a dynamic environment, and to be involved in bringing advancements in health outcomes for children and young adults in Ireland. The role offers opportunities for ongoing professional development and the successful candidate will be provided with training and mentoring specific to their role.

Essential Criteria:

  • BSc in clinical or life science related subject or equivalent third level qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the biomedical or pharmaceutical industry, or a related healthcare environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and of relevant national and international clinical trial regulations.
  • Experience in the preparation of submissions to research ethics committees.
  • Knowledge of electronic data capture systems and the data management process in clinical studies.

How to Apply & Informal Enquiries:

* Please note that you must submit a cover letter with your CV, this forms part of your application and CV’s will not be accepted without a detailed cover letter.

Please click here for a copy of the job description for this post.

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and letter of application is Monday 3rd October by 17:00.  Applications must be completed through the advertised post on CHI.jobs by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.

For informal enquiries for this specialty/department, please contact rio@nchg.ie.

For other queries relating to this recruitment process, please contact: Shane McDonald, Recruitment Officer, Children’s Health Ireland, shane.mcdonald@nchg.ie.

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns