We have a diverse range of roles within our research delivery team, so there are lots of ways to join us, and to gain experience of clinical research:

  • Research Nurse: they lead the set up and delivery of clinical trials. We recruit nurses from a range of clinical backgrounds in mental and physical health. Previous research experience is not always necessary!
  • Clinical Research Practitioner / Officer / Assistant: they won’t necessarily have clinical backgrounds, and may come from previous academic, managerial or administrative roles. They work alongside our research nurses to lead and deliver clinical and non-interventional trials.

All vacancies will be advertised on NHS jobs https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/. Follow us on twitter to find out when we have new vacancies https://twitter.com/MPFTResearch.

Shadow a member of our team

We are always willing to consider requests for shadowing from Trust staff; this is a great way of learning more about the roles of our delivery staff and understanding the benefits of clinical research.


Volunteer with us

We often have staff volunteering with our delivery team for short periods of time, in order to gain experience and insight into the world of research. If you have an interest in a particular specialty we can try to match you with a suitable study to work on. This is a way of gaining valuable skills and is great for your CV.

To discuss any of these opportunities further, please contact Liz Glaves, Research Delivery Manager liz.glaves@mpft.nhs.uk


Research Nurse Role Development Pathway

This is an exciting new initiative which aims to develop band 5 research nurses within the research delivery team, to allow transition into band 6 roles. This pathway recognises the particular and essential skill set which registered nurses bring to clinical research, and aims to aid recruitment and retention of high quality, skilled nursing professionals within MPFT’s delivery team. The pathway focuses on specific criteria relating to experience, training, skills and performance and is being piloted during 2022/23.