Research Assistant, Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.07.31 Comments 0
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Job: Research Assistant, Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre

Location:  High Holborn, Central London

Salary:       c£25-27k per annum plus benefits

Contract:   Permanent, Full time (flexible hours)

Start:          As soon as possible

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can help us improve the quality of critical care in the UK? Enjoy working across a range of exciting studies? Looking to develop your research skills and knowledge of research methodology? If so, we’re looking for a Research Assistant to join our dynamic research team.

More information:

How to apply

To apply for the role, please email your CV, covering letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to

Closing date: 16 August 2019 at noon with shortlisting for this role taking place as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been identified.


About us:

The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) is a health audit and research charity which aims to improve the quality of critical care through the provision of high quality information to those working in critical care. We do this through our fully registered Clinical Trials Unit (supporting a broad range of externally funded research, including randomised controlled trials, observational and methodological studies) and our comparative national clinical audits. Substantial, multi-year grant funding supports our broad portfolio of national and international collaborative research studies conducted to influence and inform the policy and practice of adult and paediatric emergency and critical care in the UK and globally.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to further develop their skills in research methodology and conduct to join our research team in the Clinical Trials Unit, led by CTU Director, Professor Kathy Rowan, and Head of Research, Paul Mouncey.

You will support Trial Managers and staff in critical care units in the delivery of a range of research studies and clinical trials, initially across our portfolio of paediatric critical care studies. The primary focus will be on two National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment funded randomised clinical trials (RCTs):

  • Oxy-PICU – a pragmatic, multicentre RCT evaluating different levels of oxygen needed for critically ill children; and
  • PICnIC – a multicentre, pilot cluster RCT to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a definitive RCT looking at different infection control strategies.

In this role you will:

  • Support the Trial Manager in ensuring efficiency in the day-to-day delivery of the research studies
  • Build strong working relationships with participating trial sites.
  • Support governance and regulatory applications, including development of essential documentation
  • Support monitoring the progress of the study and seek ways improving performance by working with the research team and study sites
  • Organise and attend internal and external meetings, including producing minutes or reports, as appropriate
  • Conduct patient follow-up questionnaires, including liaison with patients, relatives, and relevant healthcare professionals
  • Maintain an understanding of the remit and status of all current trials be able to assist across the CTU
  • Create and maintain CTU web pages to ensure information is up-to-date and factually correct