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Clinical Trials Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
Support Services
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust (UHS) is in the top 10 research active NHS Trusts in the UK. The Pharmacy has a well-established and dedicated team of pharmacy trial experts to support clinical research. The department helps facilitate over 200 clinical trials within the Trust across all clinical specialities.

You will be joining an established team to be one of three band 7 clinical trial pharmacists within the clinical trial team which comprises of 30 dedicated staff; supporting the ongoing portfolio development of clinical trials undertaken within University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. By integrating your work with the cancer care pharmacy, Southampton Clinical Biomedical Research unit and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility you will be able to influence the way clinical trials are conducted, ensuring maximum patient safety and Good Clinical Practice compliance.

Your job will combine supporting oncology and non oncology clinical trials.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To take responsibility for the pharmaceutical aspects of all dispensary, technical services, cancer care and advanced therapy clinical trials undertaken in the Trust.


If you are a pharmacist with excellent communication skills and are self-motivated, innovative and well organized  then we would love to hear from you.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Masters degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registration with GPhC
  • Postgraduate clinical diploma/MSc equivalent or relevant experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
Desirable criteria
  • Research qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice trained


Essential criteria
  • Post qualification experience working as a pharmacist in a clinical environment.
  • Specialised knowledge / experience of Clinical trials
  • Clinical audit experience


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Good interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to adapt and cope with challenges
  • Ability to critically evaluate data
  • Ability to perform literature searches and extract relevant data.
  • Methodical and scientific approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise written and oral reports
  • Good presentation skills
  • Facilitation, tutoring and mentoring skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Self motivated
Desirable criteria
  • Current ICH-GCP Certificate
  • Leadership skills

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work independently and accurately
  • Ability to work well with other staff, of all grades (Team player)
  • player)  Personable and professional with other staff, patients and the public
  • Ability to be seen as appropriate role mode

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Good time management and a flexible, willing attitude to work
  • Can fit well into the office team
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of research.
  • GCP Trained


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liliana Cordeiro
Job title
Head of Clinical Trials
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