Part-time Research Nurse in Osteoarthritis

Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 – £34,189 p.a.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research Nurse to join a research team in the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.

The main objective of this post is to facilitate existing clinical translational projects and studies in the centre as well as the development of new projects, which includes recruitment of patients into clinical studies in order to help understand the mechanisms of the disease and identify new treatments. This will involve identifying eligible patients, providing information on the studies and co-ordinating study visits. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team working between rheumatology, orthopaedics and physiotherapy, with scientific colleagues, trial managers and co-ordinators.

You must be an NMC Registered Nurse with relevant post registration experience demonstrating appropriate competencies for the role. You must be able to work using your own initiative with minimal supervision as well as within a team and have excellent interpersonal skills. Occasional travel to study sites may be required. Experience of working with patients with osteoarthritis or other joint diseases in a clinical or research setting is desirable.

This is a part-time appointment (0.6FTE/22.5 hours per week) for 2 years in the first instance, with the potential for further extension. Flexibility with days worked may be required. Please note that current NHS employees will be able to continue their NHS Pension Scheme membership in this position.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 5: £25,482 - £30,395p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 6 position.

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on the 10th or 13th December.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137839