Research Pharmacy Assistant

UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Research Pharmacy Assistant


UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: f1d7ff3cea5946c48c9857725940cc31

Full Job Description

The post-holder will be trained to assist the Pharmacy Clinical Trials Unit/Team in the accurate receipt, storage, dispensing and accountability of medicinal products (licensed or investigational) for clinical trial use across the 5 active sites within UCLH where studies are conducted. They will undertake duties as part of the Pharmacy team under the supervision of the Pharmacy Clinical Trial Technicians and or Pharmacists. They will support the Principal Pharmacist (R&D) in meeting objectives towards maintaining and developing the pharmacy clinical trial service across the Trust. They will provide support the Pharmacy Team in the provision of an efficient and high-quality service to UCL Hospitals internal and external customers. The post-holder will be accountable on a day-to-day basis to the Lead Research Technicians., Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.
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.
Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

UCLH is committed to delivering top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world class research. Our Trust values are Safety, Kindness, Improving and Teamwork.
As a research pharmacy assistant, you will be assisting our pharmacy clinical trials team deliver world class research by maintaining the storage and receipt of clinical trials medicines across the Trust. You will assist the Lead Research Technicians and our production colleagues to provide a high-quality dispensary service giving access to new and ground-breaking treatments to patients via study protocols. Together we undertake ground-breaking research across several specialities including cancer, neurology, stroke, rheumatology, and early phase medicine with approximately 300 trials currently open to recruitment involving investigational medicines, known as IMPs.
The Trust has ample opportunities available for career aspirations and in the PCTU we have an education and training lead who will ensure you are on the correct path for your career.
This vacancy would suit a newly qualified graduate or someone with experience in a community healthcare setting who is looking for a team that can provide a high level of mentoring and support on an on-going basis.
Come and join our team if you are looking for a job where you can make a difference to patient care whilst learning about research delivery and digital health.
Working at the Trust will give you 27 days annual leave at the start plus Bank Holidays., University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
+ University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
+ National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
+ Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
+ University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
+ Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
+ University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
+ The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
+ University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.
Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff

  • UCLH top trust to work at in England - for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England - for the second year in a row.

  • UCLH top trust to work at in England - for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
    Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.
    At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
    At UCLH we take equality of opportunity seriously and are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer, with a culture that creates a real sense of belonging and trust. It is our fundamental aim, to recruit, retain and promote a diverse mix of people who are representative of our local communities. Applications are encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to support our world class research, innovation and creativity.
    UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. For more information please go to:
    We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.
    Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage's staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.
    We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.
    We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.