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Portfolio Officer (feasibility)

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London, United Kingdom £37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive
Permanent & Full-time NHS_jU4OuAxN7v8K

Portfolio Officer (feasibility)

Job Reference: 309-CB833-TB

Employer: Department: Research and Development Location: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London Salary: £37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Band 6 Portfolio Officer (feasibility)

The UCL/UCLH Joint Research Office (Research and Development) is undergoing an exciting period of expansion and development and is responsible for managing a large, internationally-recognised portfolio of research activity. The focus is on translational and clinical research - taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the clinical setting to directly benefit patient care. The JRO currently manages an extensive portfolio (2000+ studies) of research and this role will involve working with other JRO teams to ensure the highest quality standards are achieved in relation to Research Management and Governance and Feasibility requirements.

The post-holder will be based at the UCL/UCLH Joint Research Office (JRO) and will act as a facilitator in the review of clinical research studies where UCLH is a participating (host) site. The post-holder will ensure Assess, Arrange and Confirm (Feasibility) Assessments for these UCLH Hosted Studies are conducted in line with national and local procedures, expectorations and policies.

The post-holder will work with sponsors, research teams, UCLH clinical Divisions and the Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) on conducting robust feasibility assessments which include:
  • capacity and capability to participate in the study
  • practical arrangements in place to provide the capacity and capability to deliver the study
In addition, the post-holder will act as a point of contact for all clinical research governance queries from investigators, sponsors and research support staff at UCL and UCLH. Expert knowledge of the Research Governance Framework, Health Research Authority, Human Tissue Act, Data Protection and other regulatory and legal requirements relating to research is required.

The post holder will be required to maintain a good working relationship and a high level of customer service with JRO teams and external stakeholders.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Pushpsen Joshi, Research Governance Manager, Joint Research Office via email at

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the 'Further Links' section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the 'Further Links' section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor's contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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