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MRN is constantly looking for experienced team members, keen to explore new projects and motivated to embrace new ideas and challenges, in both our UK and US offices. If you are interested in any of these roles please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Kellie Bryant.

Can’t see what you are looking for? If you would like to do something different and innovative and are interested in full time, part time and freelance work, please send a speculative CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience to Kellie Bryant.

All of our current vacancies are below:

Compliance Associate - Milton Keynes

Compliance Associate

Due to growth we are  looking to recruit an experienced Compliance Associate to join our team in Milton Keynes.

If you have experience within a clinical research environment with strong working knowledge of ICH-GCP regulations, this could be an exciting opportunity for you!

The Compliance Associate will be responsible for providing quality assurance/management support to the MRN global and local operational teams as part of the Quality Management department, ensuring that all functions at all locations are working in conformance with MRN’s written policies and procedures. Ensuring full, compliant documentation is present in collaboration with MRN’s specialty groups such as: Nursing, Pharmacy, Vendor Management and Regulatory.

 

Primary Responsibilities include:

Audit and Systems Review

  • Perform regular study reviews (as per the approved schedule) by assessing project files and archives to ensure completeness and compliance with regulations such as GCP, GMP and GDP along with medical and nursing requirements.
  • Host and be the point of contact for customer & vendor audits and regulatory inspections.

 

Communication of Findings

  • Coordinate audit responses, CAPAs (project, vendor & audit), SOP deviations and maintain log of findings.
  • Provide advice and support to the operational teams and functional heads as required. Ensure project learnings, audit findings and issues are integrated into MRN’s Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Collate quality metrics and key performance indicators from the business and report to the Senior Management Team each month. Report quality trends to division heads on a regular basis.
  • Attend Board sub-group meetings to provide Quality Management updates to functional heads, Quality Management Vice President and the Quality Manager/Director.

 

Continuous Improvements/Process Recommendations

  • Regular liaison with the Quality Manager, Training Manager and senior operational managers through the Continuous Improvements meeting, the Quality Board sub-group, meetings and the functional group-quality group meetings.
  •  Regular liaison with functional heads and Quality Manager/Director.
  • Ensure follow up training is arranged based on audit and review findings.
  • Provide input into MRN’s change management and continuous improvement systems.

 

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:

2.1 Hons Degree or equivalent 

Understanding of MRN project and operations’ policies and procedures.

Experience in a clinical research environment with strong working knowledge of ICH-GCP regulations.

Knowledge of the clinical trials regulations, auditing and inspection process.

Confident communication skills both written and verbal, including report writing.

Pays attention to detail. Process focused.  Able to forensically examine documentation for errors and uncover non-compliance.

In return we offer a range of benefits and career progression within a relaxed working environment.

 

 

Project Support Associate - Milton Keynes

Project Support Associate

Due to growth, we are looking to expand our head office team and are currently recruiting for a full time, permanent, Project Support Associate.

Role Objective:

To facilitate the management and delivery of Home Trial Support (HTS) studies and provide administrative support within the Operations division.

Responsibilities and Duties

Study set up

Study documents

Using corporate templates as starting point design key study documents e.g.- SRF, POF, VRF, Drug transportation and shipment form, site to homecare handover form, liaise with customer/sponsor to revise and finalise documents according to agreed study time lines.

Send nurse documents, CVs, training logs, signed delegation logs to site prior to first home visit. Ensure documents received at site in satisfactory condition.

Ongoing study

Acknowledge receipt of referral from site, review information and if complete and accurate, send SRF to MRN nursing administrator/study training. During nurse selection send SRFs updates to study training

-Liaise with site staff to ensure original VRFs received in a timely manner

Study completion

Assist with the return of study equipment and other close out activities

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications:

Degree level or equivalent ideal

Experience:

  • Previous experience working in an office and/or healthcare environment, especially clinical research orientated

Skills & attributes

  • IT skills intermediate understanding of and ability to use Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Excel and MRN systems
  • Knowledge of principles of ICH GCP
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • Desire and ability to acquire new skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and without daily supervision
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and a desire to work as part of a team
  • Act as a positive ambassador of MRN
  • Completion of corporate time sheets, expenses and mandatory training in a timely manner

Benefits

Competitive Salary, Pension, Private Healthcare, Bonus Scheme, Career Development

Project Manager - Milton Keynes

Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our growing and dynamic team at our Head office in Milton Keynes. 

Role Objective:

To deliver MRN projects on time and within budget, and in accordance with international laws and guidelines

Maintain and enhance internal and external relationships with operational and commercial focus

Key responsibilities include:

  • Part of study team to include, Operations, nursing, VCMT, proposals and contracts (P&C), Pharmacy and Quality staff to plan, manage and monitor projects to ensure they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Supported by the PMO provide accurate and timely information to the PMGH, PMDir, clients and sponsors on overall project performance including both financial and operational aspects.
  • Under take activities as described below and participate in specific activities as defined in MRN PRATS project summary.

Additional responsibilities include:

Start up

  • Create a plan for each project for all individual projects to include an assessment of potential risks to the project delivery and a contingency plan. Use tools such as GANTT charts and he service detail check list.
  • Manage and participate in internal and external kick off meetings, with under standing of study objectives and customer requirements
  • Plan nurse training and execution of support documents in association with the Nurse Manager
  • Responsible for the creation and production of site support documents. e.g. VRF, SRF, POF supported by the PSA.
  • In association with VCMT, PMO, PSA and PA set up corporate systems and tools .e.g SMART, TEC, study tracking Project Plan spreadsheet
  • Attend sponsor/client meetings as required, minute meetings.
  • In association with VCMT, and PSA/PA define and procure required for the study.

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Recruitment/ Ongoing studies

  • Use study metrics to track and report activities internally and externally
  • Use operational metrics information to ensure accurate monthly billing to clients/customers
  • Liaise with nursing team to engage suitable nurses to under take visits
  • Ensure study visits take place as scheduled, minimising missed visits due to MRN influenced factors
  • Work with study team to anticipate issues and resolve in a timely manner. Track issues on study log and ensure appropriate dissemination of information to relevant departments.
  • With PSA/PA ensure study documents and emails are filed appropriately
  • Be aware of study income and expenditure to ensure agreed project margins are maintained.
  • Liaise with VCMT and P&C departments to revise study requirements in line with client/sponsor requests resulting from study process and protocol amendments.
  • Study team develop positive relationships with clients, sponsors, vendors and sites

Study completion

  • Ensure all equipment is returned/accounted and other study material destroyed.
  • Study archiving according to MRN and any the sponsor specific requirements
  • Final invoices are generated and presented for payment in a timely manner

General

  • Participate in internal/external audits and external inspections as required, manage study specific aspects of CAPA arising from audits/inspections
  • Participate in MRN non study project groups to deliver continuous improvement
  • Organise, chair and participate in internal and client/sponsor meetings, responsible for meeting minutes and their timely distribution

Person specification:

Qualifications

  • Degree level education, or nursing equivalent, science/medical based subjects preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years (4-5 years desirable) relevant experience to include sponsor/CRO, and or site clinical research experience
  • Proven effectiveness in leading a cross functional teams
  • Proven experience in planning and delivering projects on time and to budget

Technical Skills & attributes

  • Working knowledge of ICH GCP and appropriate regulatory laws and guidelines
  • Understanding of project financial management
  • Ability to multi task, problem solve and prioritise complex workload
  • Computer literate intermediate skills in MS office Excel, Word, Outlook, and MRN systems

Personal attributes

  • Professional and customer focused with positive outlook
  • Flexible with a Can do attitude able to supervise and direct others but also under take hands on tasks when required
  • Able to work with and present top line overview and in depth detail of projects
  • Self driven with respect to professional development, and continuing education
  • Able to acquire basic skills/knowledge from expert departments e.g. nursing, VCMT, pharmacy to allow them to participate in teams as advisors as well as providers
  • The ability to define and document process
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Benefits

Competitive Salary, Pension, Private Healthcare, Bonus Scheme, Career Development

Paediatric Research Nurse (Home Trial Support) - Jasper County, Missouri

Job Description

The Medical Research Network is the leader in the innovative field of providing clinical trial treatment in a patient’s home. We work with nurses around the US to administer study drugs, collect safety bloods and conduct other clinical activities. You will be working on ground breaking trials, which can provide new and improved treatments.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Nurse to join a unique organisation and positively impact patients’ quality of life, increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

MRN offer home visits for patients on a per diem basis whereby the schedules are determined by the clinical trial protocol (for example; weekly, or monthly visits). Patients are referred, and the nurses are allocated to complete visits generally within an hour travel distance.

The clinical trials managed by us are conducted across the world and we require nurses with excellent clinical skills to join our team working at the forefront of clinical research.

Do you have the following skills and experience?

  • Registered Nurse licence
  • At least 2 years’ post registration experience with some community / home care experience preferred
  • Experience in Clinical Research desirable with Knowledge of ICH-GCP desirable (but not essential as training will be given)
  • Ability to communicate manage and book couriers for sample logistics
  • Ability to perform and follow protocol procedures / data collection according
  • Self-Motivated and able to work confidently and decisively without supervision
  • Strong communication skills, including actively listening and communicating sensitively

Clinical Skills:

  • Practiced regularly within the last year with at least one years’ Paediatric experience
  • Ability to record Paediatric vital signs.
  • Ability to carry out Paediatric Venepuncture.
  • Access and care of Paediatric central venous catheters (may include Hickman lines, Broviac or Ports)
  • Qualified in Paediatric emergency first help procedures

Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible
  • Travel Time Paid
  • Training provided online for ICH Good Clinical Practice, and the study specific procedures and support from our Clinical Country Lead to perform the home trial support visits.
  • Equipment provided and sent to you directly.
  • Support of Clinical Country lead during training and ongoing visits

Project Manager - Skokie IL

The Medical Research Network are a Clinical Trial Support Organisation looking to employ a Full Time Project Manager for their Office in Skokie IL

As a Project Manager with the MRN you will deliver projects on time and within budget, and in accordance with international laws and guidelines. Maintain and enhance internal and external relationships with operational and commercial focus.

You need to be professional and customer focused with a positive outlook. Have a flexible ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to supervise and direct others but, also undertake hands on tasks when required.

Responsibilities and Duties

To achieve these objectives a variety of other activities will have to be undertaken.

The PM will have to organise and run internal project meetings as these are the main places during which issues are raised, discussed and resolved.

Attendance and reporting status to external project teams and customer staff, generating relationships with key customer staff – especially PMs - to ensure NM and PMA have access to customer plans and tracking information.

Regular meetings with PMA prior to reporting to VP Nursing & Ops or management team to ensure plans fully updated and reports created.

Regular interaction with other internal groups for the provision of cost information, status of supplier contracts etc.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor of science or liberal arts degree

Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years operations experience
  • At least 4 years project management experience
  • Experience in line management and team leadership roles
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching of staff
  • Working with a wide range of professionals including medical, nursing and management colleagues
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage multidisciplinary teams across functions and international boundaries
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills with the ability to coordinate interactions with both internal and external partners

Benefits

Pension, Private Health Care, Bonus Scheme

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact karen.arber@themrn.co.uk

Home Trials Research Nurse - USA , Various Locations

The Medical Research Network (MRN) is a unique Clinical Trial Support Organisation offering specialised expertise to leading pharmaceutical companies, health organisations and investigators conducting clinical trials across the United Kingdom and the Rest of the World. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced, highly motivated nurses to join a unique organisation that is at the forefront of new strategies for increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

he Medical Research Network is the leader in the innovative field of providing clinical trial treatment in a patient’s home. We work with nurses around the UK to administer study drug, collect safety bloods and conduct other clinical activities. You will be working on ground breaking trials, which can provide new and improved treatments.

This is an excellent opportunity experienced, highly motivated nurses to gain research experience to join a unique organisation and positively impact patients’ quality of life increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

We are looking for Home Trials Research Nurses to join our Home Trials Team. MRN offer home visits for patients on a bank basis determined by the clinical trial protocol (for example; weekly, or monthly visits). When patients are referred to us, and we allocate nurses to complete the visits, ideally within an hour travel distance.

The clinical trials manage by us are conducted across the world and we require nurses with excellent clinical skills within the UK to join our team working at the forefront of clinical research

Do you have the following skills and experience?

  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • At least 2 years’ post registration experience with some community / home care experience. preferred
  • Experience in Clinical Research desirable with Knowledge of ICH-GCP desirable (but not essential as training will be given)
  • You need to be Self-Motivated and able to work confidently and decisively without supervision.
  • You also need to have strong communication skills, including actively listening and communicating sensitively.

Clinical Skills:

  • Practiced regularly within the last year with at least one years’ experience
  • Ability to Venepuncture AND
  • Ability to Cannulate and carry out infusions

Benefits:

  • Great rates of pay – holiday is paid and also travel time (not miles)
  • Flexible
  • Training provided online for ICH Good Clinical Practice, and the study specific procedures and support from our Clinical Country Lead to perform the home trial support visits.
  • Equipment provided and sent to you directly.
  • Support of Clinical Country lead during training and ongoing visits

Please send your CV and please use reference: SF#2672 remember to include your contact details. If you have, any questions please contact Shereen Soames – Talent Resource Advisor Tel: 01908 305 758 or 07384257721, email shereen.soames@themrn.co.uk

Job Type: Contract/PD

Research Nurse - Home Trials - Peterborough, Bedford , Cambridge, Norwich

Location: Peterborough, Bedford , Cambridge, Norwich

Hours: Ad hoc, flexible bank work

MRN REF: W/1208

The Medical Research Network is the leader in the innovative field of providing clinical trial treatment in a patient’s home. We work with nurses around the UK to administer study drug, collect safety bloods and conduct other clinical activities. You will be working on ground breaking trials, which can provide new and improved treatments.

This is an excellent opportunity experienced Adult Nurse to gain research experience and join a unique organisation that positively impact patients’ quality of life increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

We are looking for enthusiastic Nurses to join our Home Trials Team. MRN offer home visits for patients on a bank basis determined by the clinical trial protocol (for example; weekly, or monthly visits). When patients are referred to us, and we allocate nurses to complete the visits, ideally within an hour travel distance.The clinical trials managed by the MRN are conducted across the world and we require nurses with excellent clinical skills within the UK to join our team working at the forefront of clinical research

Role Description:

  • Complete study visits homes in line with study protocol requirements
  • Assist the referring investigator and hospital in the planning of patient care from the hospital to the home as the study protocol requires.
  • Adhere to quality assurance initiatives and clinical SOP’s
  • Maintain stock control ensuring equipment is maintained.
  • Regular liaison with MRN or regional lead nurse on scheduling patient visits.
  • Process biological samples in line with protocol
  • Ensure all relevant information regarding patients/subjects is recorded, reported through the adherence to study schedules, protocols and local clinical practice regulations.
  • Work to a plan of care that best meets the requirement of the patient/study requirements.

Do you have the following skills and experience?

  • NMC Registered Nurse (Essential)
  • At least 2 years’ post registration (Essential)
  • Experience within the community / home care experience (Desirable)
  • Previous Neurology experience (Desirable)
  • Experience in Clinical Research desirable with Knowledge of ICH-GCP (Desirable but training will be given)
  • Self-Motivated and able to work confidently and autonomously. (Essential)
  • You also need to have strong communication skills, including actively listening and communicating sensitively. (Essential)
  • UK Driving Licence is essential and willing to travel within the UK if required (Essential)

All the following Clinical skills are Essential and must have been practiced regularly in the last year with at least two years’ experience.

  • Excellent Cannulation and Phlebotomy skills
  • Experience in administration of intravenous therapies.
  • Experience in the care of IV devices and administration of IV therapies.
  • Experience in preparation and administration of subcutaneous injections

Benefits:

  • Great rates of pay – holiday is paid and hourly rate travel time (not mileage)
  • Flexible working
  • Training provided online for ICH Good Clinical Practice, and the study specific procedures and support from our Clinical Country Lead to perform the home trial support visits.
  • Support of Clinical Country lead during training and ongoing visits

Paediatric Research Nurse (Home Trial Support) - Leeds

 

Hours: Bank

MRN REF: SA2525

The Medical Research Network is the leader in the innovative field of providing clinical trial treatment in a patient’s home. We work with nurses around the UK to administer study drug, collect safety bloods and conduct other clinical activities. You will be working on ground breaking trials, which can provide new and improved treatments.

MRN offer site nurse support and home visits for patients on a bank basis determined by the clinical trial protocol (for example; weekly, or monthly visits). When patients are referred to us, and we allocate nurses to complete the visits, ideally within an hour travel distance.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Nurse with home care experience to join a unique organisation and positively impact patients’ quality of life increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the referring Investigator and hospital study team in planning a smooth transition of study related procedures and tasks from the hospital to the home in accordance with the study protocol.
  • Adhering to Medical Research Network training and project specific protocol training, whilst undertaking Home Trial Support visit duties.
  • Liaison with the vendor Country Lead on scheduling and booking of HTS visits
  • Maintaining standards of professional competence and current nursing practices in accordance with the country specific nursing Code of Practice and ICH-Good Clinical Practice.
  • Completing HTS visits in trial subjects’ homes (or other agreed location) in line with the study and protocol requirements.
  • Completing clinical procedures (such as processing biological samples, investigation medicinal drug preparation/administration (IMP), ECG recording, vital signs recording etc.) in line with the protocol and study requirements
  • Provision of excellent standards of patient care in accordance with study protocol training and country specific requirements.
  • Ensuring that all relevant information regarding trial subjects is recorded and documented.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate all aspects of subject management with the pharmacist, investigator, hospital study team and trial subject.

Clinical Skills and Qualification Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience.
  • Paediatric nurse qualification, OR,Adult nurse with paediatric experience of at least 1 years.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience as a research nurse is desirable, including recent ICH-GCP training.
  • Experience in an acute care setting.
  • Knowledge of nursing provision in the home environment.
  • Experience in administration of intravenous therapies.
  • Experience in the care of Port-A-Caths
  • Be familiar with ICH- GCP principles
  • A current clean driving licence is essential.

Benefits:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • ICH - GCP Training Provided
  • Clinical Research Experience
  • Ability to complete complex data requirements.
  • Rare Disease project trail opportunities.

Please send your CV and please use reference: SA2525 remember to include your contact details. If you have, any questions please contact Shereen Soames – Talent Resource Advisor Tel: 01908 305 758 or 07384257721

Paediatric Nurses to join our Home Trials Support Service - UK

Are you a paediatric nurse looking for a new challenge within an innovative company where you can deliver a holistic, patient centred service?

We are looking for paediatric nurses with a full UK driving licence that have experience within a Paediatric Nursing Setting either in a hospital or community environment.

You will need to have knowledge in the care of IV devices and administration of IV therapies. If you are able to cannulate and also obtain bloods this would be highly beneficial. Familiarity with ICH-GCP principles desirable but training can be given.

This is an autonomous position so you will need to be able to work confidently and decisively without supervision. You also need to have strong communication skills, including actively listening and communicating sensitively

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years’ post registration experience

  • Paediatric Registered Nurse

  • Adult Registered Nurse with at least one year recent experience of working in paediatrics

 

 

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