Careers in research

Have you ever wondered what a career in clinical research might be like? Working in a Clinical Research Facility can give you the opportunity to practice all your nursing clinical skills in a new and exciting context. The role of the Research Nurse combines traditional patient care and nursing duties with the less familiar world of research protocols and cutting edge technologies.

Nurses within the Clinical Research Facility are responsible for the planning and implementation of clinical research trials. Their role involves liaison with Principal Investigators and other members of the multidisciplinary team to develop and manage trial protocols to ensure a high quality of data collection, ensuring participant safety and welfare. They are also responsible for the effective running of the Clinical Research Facility in the absence of their line manager.

A career within clinical research nursing also offers opportunities to train for extended roles which include venepuncture, cannulation and administration of chemotherapy.

As nurses with the WTCRF we can offer you continued professional development and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and high quality clinical research team.

For informal enquiries:


Joanna Gray (Senior Research Sister) or Nicola Anderson (Professional Development Research Nurse)

Tel: 0121 697 8458