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Closing date for applications: 2 June 2023

MAC is a full-service global Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We also own a network of research sites. Our mission is to serve with honesty and integrity to make an outstanding contribution to human health.

We have a fantastic opening for a Senior Oncology Clinical Research Nurse to join a new and developing oncology department at our Manchester site. We are flexible on hours of work, and would consider someone on a part-time, full-time or locum basis, looking for opportunities to upskill and gain experience within a research setting.

The focus of the role will be to play an integral part in the planning and development of a new infrastructure for systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) services across our network of clinical research sites throughout the UK. A suitable candidate will act as both a leader and a clinical educator for members of our clinical teams whilst providing specialist support and training, prioritising patient safety, carrying out clinical trial procedures and participating in the effective running of research studies whilst ensuring adherence to ICH and GCP.

During the departmental set up, you’ll be acting as the company’s subject matter expert (SME) for oncology nursing, creating essential clinical guidelines, standard operating procedures and specialist training materials. You will be the main point of contact for core infrastructure requirements including facilities, equipment, personnel, and clinical capacity.

Day to day activities within the running of clinical trials will involve undertaking nursing procedures according to NMC guidelines and having, both, responsibility and accountability for the planning, organising, and prioritisation of your own workload and that of clinical operations personnel involved.


  • RGN / RMN or

  • BSc Nursing.

  • Current NMC registration.

  • Mentorship programme and/or recognised teaching qualification.

  • Post-graduate qualification in oncology and/or clinical research desirable.

  • Completion of the UKONS SACT Competency Passport is mandatory.

  • Extensive experience of working in oncology nursing and SACT administration required.

  • Experience within the field of clinical trials desirable, with comprehensive knowledge of the clinical trials process and ICH-GCP. This is not mandatory and training for this can be provided to a suitable candidate.


  • Leadership and mentoring responsibilities

  • Clinical infrastructure development

  • Clinical duties and patient safety

  • Patient and customer care

  • Pharmacy – dispensing, administering, handling and storage whilst maintaining accurate records and logs

  • Laboratory – setting up files, record keeping, monitoring and supplying kits

  • Data management

  • Patient recruitment

  • Commercial awareness

  • Professional and self development

  • Compliance with policies, procedures and equality and diversity.


  • Dealing with bodily fluids.

  • Handling of cytotoxic IMP, waste and controlled drugs.

  • Potentially experiencing emotionally distressing circumstances whilst caring for cancer patients in clinical trials.

  • Long periods looking at a computer screen.

  • Meeting deadlines and working within strict timelines.

  • Flexible approach to working hours with a possible requirement to work some unsocial hours to meet the needs of the clinical unit.

  • Ability to travel between sites if required.

  • Ability to travel to national/ international meetings.


  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience

  • Health Insurance

  • Free onsite parking

  • 25 days annual leave (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years service)

  • Your birthday off work

MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to fulfil their full potential. You will be working with an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.

Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications this role may be closed.

Job Description - Senior Oncology Clinical Research Nurse
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