Clinical Trial Assistant (Work Placement)

22/01/2019, 23:55

Clinical Studies
Medicine Drug Development Unit (de Bono)
Full time
Fixed Term
12 Months
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.


There are several exciting positions that have arisen within the Drug Development Unit & Prostate Cancer Targeted Therapy Group in the Division of Clinical Studies at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital. We are a rapidly expanding, world class Phase 1 clinical trials unit based within the Royal Marsden Hospital, for the development of novel cancer therapeutics in early phase clinical trials which we believe will improve the care of cancer patients. We are currently seeking several Clinical Trial Assistants within our teams.


The position is suitable for someone who is willing develop their career in clinical trials’ area. The post holder will gain exposure to early phase clinical trial methodologies, trial management processes, and translational aspect of cancer drug development and also gain hands on experience in clinical trial data management & data administration tasks. The post holder will also participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and develop an understanding of intricate clinical trial processes & decision making.

The post holder is responsible for providing administrative support to the Clinical Trial Management Team and supporting the team in the processes of data collection, data collation and maintenance of study specific files in accordance with ICH-GCP.

Applications are invited from University students as part of their work placement programmes. Knowledge of clinical trials or science related qualification is desirable. The successful candidate will be computer literate with the ability to organise their work and time around a dynamic clinical unit.  The position will be offered on a full-time basis with a fixed term of 12 months, and a salary of £14,289 p.a. inclusive.

A covering letter with CV must be submitted online, via the e-recruitment system. Please click on the apply button and follow the instructions.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close the advert before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.  Therefore we advise that you to submit your application, as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th February 2019.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.

In partnership with

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.