Principal Pharmacist - Clinical Trials and Research Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, currently delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It is the only specialist Biomedical Research Centre for paediatrics, the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. It works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.
The GOSH vision is for research to be an integral part of the working lives of our staff and the patients and families we treat and see. The aim is for research to be integral to what we do and to benefit and not compromise NHS clinical activity. We see a Research Hospital as one where research is integrated fully into its clinical and overall mission and is embedded in the structure, processes and staff of the organisation.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic senior clinical trials pharmacist. The post will provide leadership in ensuring that the pharmacy department supports the trust in the delivery of high quality clinical research and IMP management at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The post-holder will manage an excellent pharmacy clinical trials team and will work very closely with the R&I department and the research teams.
The post holder will lead on:
- Support the R&I strategic plans in achieving the Trust research objectives
- Ensure financial sustainability of trial activity
- IMP Management of all commercial, non-commercial and GOSH sponsored studies
- Ensure timely review and feasibility of all clinical research related study protocols
- Research and audit agendas for the pharmacy department
The successful applicant will provide sound advice to a wide variety of clinical staff and will also engage at senior levels in the Trust and manage a team effectively and collaboratively. There will be a need for excellent communication and organisational skills as the portfolio of the role is large and will in part be delivered through the ability to motivate others as a leader and role model.
With considerable experience of working in a senior role and clinical trials, the post holder will have a clear understanding of the processes, regulations and codes of practice associated with clinical research and the ability to think and act strategically.
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