[Job] Research Coordinator - King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are seeking a motivated research nurse/coordinator to support our NeuroHSI and NeuroPPEye project.

CRN King’s Neurosurgery research coordinator

The post will be a Band 6 level Neurosurgery affiliated research nurse/coordinator to work within the neuroscience division at KCH. This is a full-time post, initially until end of August 2023 with a view to be extended by 6 - 12 months. The successful applicant will work across several neurosurgery sub-specialities with a particular focus on neuro-oncology and translational healthcare technology in neurosurgery. The applicate will work on research and clinical trials listed in the Department of Heath national portfolio, principally involving the development and evaluation of advanced smart camera technology for use during surgery. The post holder will work under the supervision of Mr Jonathan Shapey (Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Neurosurgeon), Professor Keyoumars Ashkan (Professor of Neurosurgery) and the management of Alexandra Rizos, Neuroscience Research Manager. Some experience in clinical research and knowledge of good clinical practice would be beneficial.

If you require further information, please contact Alexandra Rizos ([email protected]), Jonathan Shapey ([email protected]) or Sabina Patel ([email protected]).

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating an agreed portfolio of commercial and non-commercial clinical trials at King’s College Hospital, Clinical Neuroscience division. Responsibilities will include helping recruit patients to portfolio adopted non commercial and if required commercial studies, identifying patients through MDT’s/screening notes and increasing referrals through participating local hospitals; collecting data; interviewing; supporting and monitoring patients, applying clinical scales to patients in clinic and data entry. The department is currently running two observational trials evaluating the use of a new advance smart camera system for use during neurosurgery. The post holder will recruit patients to these studies and be involved in follow up and completion of relevant trial specific paperwork.

The post holder will work closely with the Study PIs, Research Manager, medical staff, theatre staff and the Clinical Nurse Specialist Teams at King’s College Hospital.

This post might involve travel between hospitals based in South London (e.g. St Thomas’ hospital) where site set up activities will be carried out and subsequent recruitment to clinical studies and trials. The post holder must be prepared to travel and must have a good knowledge of clinical trial site set up procedures.

Learn more

The full job details and application process can be found at jobs.kch.nhs.uk.

To learn more about the projects this post will support, please visit our neurohsi.uk and neuroppeye.uk pages.

Jonathan Shapey
Jonathan Shapey
Clinical Academic and Consultant Neurosurgeon

Jonathan’s academic interest focuses on the application of medical technology and artificial intelligence to neurosurgery.