Clinical Trials Grants Officer

Band 6

Main area
Research and Development - Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit
Band 6
Fixed Term for 18 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R&D
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a.
28/06/2018 23:59



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Trials Grants Officer to provide expert advice for investigators wishing to collaborate with CCTU in research projects and trials. You will work closely with investigators and the CCTU senior management team on the development of research projects, offering expert guidance and support to ensure the preparation of strong applications to funding bodies.

You will possess good negotiation skills and will be expected to develop strong relationships with investigators to assist in the preparation of study outlines for submission to funding bodies, taking highly complex scientific language and translating into accessible terms for the funder and ensuring all associated costs are accurately requested. You will develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of appropriate funding streams and their requirements and manage the funding application process from initial analysis of funding through to writing the grant proposal. You will work as part of the wider CCTU team, including providing advice and guidance to new and existing members of the CCTU where appropriate and liaising with the other key stakeholders, such as the Office for Translational Research within the University of Cambridge.

Previous experience of working in a clinical research environment within the NHS, University or pharmaceutical industry is desirable for this post.  Knowledge and understanding of the grant application process is also highly desirable for this position.

Interviews are due to take place on 6th July 2018

Pay award pending from 1st April 2018.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paula Kareclas (Clinical Trials Manager) on 01223 596473 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038