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Vacancies

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 Caroline Wilkins.

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 Caroline Wilkins.

All of our current vacancies are below:

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 caroline.wilkins@themrn.co.uk

Research Nurses -

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.

With a UK wide network of clinical research  and home trial nurses, a national research database of investigators and research sites, a central pharmacy and the ability to deliver and administer trials medicines within research sites and/or the patient’s home, the benefits from working with the MRN are significant.

We are always looking to recruit experienced Research Nurses for our Clinical Projects.

Candidates should have experience in clinical trials, ICH-GCP, eCRFs

This is an excellent opportunity for experienced, highly motivated nurses who have a strong research background to join a unique organisation that is at the forefront of new strategies for increasing patient recruitment and retention into clinical trials.

Home Trials Research Nurse - Various

We are looking for Home Trials Research Nurses to join our Home Trials Team. You 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.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

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.

Opportunities:

We currently have subjects requiring home infusion visits and injections

Skills and experience:
•Registered Nurse
•At least 2 years’ post registration experience
•Experience in Clinical Research desirable
•Knowledge of ICH-GCP desirable
•Ability to Cannulate, Venepuncture, give injections and carry out infusions essential

Clean driving licence

Please send your CV and please use reference: HTS

We are expecting a high volume of responses for this role, we will be in contact soon.

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

If interested please contact Louise Spencer Nurse Manager louise.spencer@themrn.co.uk

 

Business Development Account Manager - Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

The Medical Research Network is a unique Clinical Trials Support Organisation looking to employ a full time, permanent, Business Development Account Manager. To be based in our head office in Milton Keynes.

We are looking for someone results orientated, innovative, creative, customer and quality focused.

Role Objective:  

To generate new business for the MRN from both new & existing customers, ensuring all opportunities are appropriate handled to maximise win rates, service uptake, revenue and customer retention.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Account Management – both new & existing accounts

  • Maintaining and building relationships

  • Cold calling and networking

  • Input into budgets and proposals

  • Generate new sales leads and opportunities

     

Experience

  • University or college degree in life science, pharmacy, nursing or equivalent relevant discipline.

  • Extensive experience in the drug development industry 4yrs +

  • Prior sales experience 3yrs +

  • Excellent organisational, planning, resource and general management skills

Business Development Account Manager - Chicago

The Medical Research Network is a unique Clinical Trials Support Organisation looking to employ a full time, permanent, Business Development Account Manager. To be based in our office in Skokie IL.

We are looking for someone results orientated, innovative, creative, customer and quality focused.

Role Objective:  

To generate new business for the MRN from both new & existing customers, ensuring all opportunities are appropriate handled to maximise win rates, service uptake, revenue and customer retention.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Account Management – both new & existing accounts

  • Maintaining and building relationships

  • Cold calling and networking

  • Input into budgets and proposals

  • Generate new sales leads and opportunities

     

Experience

  • University or college degree in life science, pharmacy, nursing or equivalent relevant discipline.

  • Extensive experience in the drug development industry 4yrs +

  • Prior sales experience 3yrs +

  • Excellent organisational, planning, resource and general management skills

Vendor Contract Administrator - Milton Keynes

We are looking for a full time, permanent, Vendor Contract Administrator. To be based in our head office in Milton Keynes, Monday to Friday 9-5.

Our ideal candidate will be analytical, numerate, self motivated and have skills in influencing and persuading.

Graduates are welcome to apply.

Role Objective :

The Vendor Contracts Administrator is responsible for supporting the team that is responsible for managing the MRN network of vendors for nursing, pharmacy, couriers, technology and other associated services, then contracting vendors for each MRN project and overseeing the overarching governance of these vendors.

The role will specifically include creation of project documents and filing systems, ensuring all vendor documentation is complete and audit ready and working closely with the MRN project teams to ensure management of equipment

Responsibilities:

  • Document production
  • Vendor Searching
  • Vendor Qualification & Governance
  • Invoicing
  • Equipment Management

Skills Requirement:

  • Highly organized and able to manage workload and priorities effectively
  • Proficient at Word and Excel
  • High attention to detail
  • Open communication

Project Administrator - Milton Keynes

We are currenlty recruiting for an experinced Project Administrator to join our Project Management team at our Head Office. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develope their existing skills whilst supporting the wider team. 

 

The Role:

To facilitate the management and delivery of Home Trial Support (HTS) studies and provide administrative support within the project management operations teams, working closely with project support associates on a variety of studies.

Observe corporate policies for maintaining subject confidentiality

Key responsibilities

Study Specific

Subject/Patient Referral Forms (SRFs/PRFs)/ Physician Order Forms (POFs)

Receive referral (SRF/PRF) from sites

Check SRF/PRF in liaison with PSA/PM for clarity and accuracy

Save original and updated SRF/PRF on SMART, and on MRN network

Receive, and gap check POFs

Check the distance time/mileage on vendor nurse travel forms

Supplies and equipment

Request equipment from VCMT using template form

Issue nursing supplies inc. lab kits, VRFs, track and ensure receipt with nurse

Liaise with VCMT and nurse vendor for the prompt return of nursing equipment once the nurse ceases under taking home visits

Courier

Register site address with World Courier (IMP collection MRN accounts)

Register patient address with world courier (MRN accounts)

Update courier with any changes during the study

Tracking and record keeping

Set up training and document folders for nurses on MRN network

File documents according to MRN agreed procedures and filing conventions

Enter nurse and subject details onto project plan and track pre study milestones to aid successful completion of initial and subsequent home visits

Track all subject home and site visits on project plan

VRFs

-Receive VRFs and other documents from nurse or CL and upload to SMART and/or MRN network as required

-Review VRFs for header check consistency

-Assist PSA with raising and tracking DCFs

Update SMART with deviations from visit plans and schedules

Track travel metrics on project plan, escalate deviations from approval travel to PM

Track visit duration metrics on project plan

Enter issues directly related to responsibilities onto study issue log. With PSA/PM follow up until resolution. E.g. courier fails to deliver nursing supplies

File project documents and other materials/document on MRN server/SMART

SMART system

Allocate all users to SMART, including nurse, site, CRA

Request SMART pen from VCMT and allocate to approved nurses

Any SMART failures/nurse issues reported to SMART vendor and PSA/PM where required for escalation

Revoke nurse access once home visits complete

Supplies and storage

In association with PSAs have over sight of all study supplies and storage areas to order, track, manage and store nursing supplies. Anticipate and resupply nurses as required.

Maintain rolling racking and store room to be well organised and tidy at all times.

Produce picking list for nurse supply requests, assemble and pack supplies. Once supplies checked ship supplies according to dates/times agreed with vendors/nurses.

Lab kits

-Track distribution using accession numbers and monitor expiry dates.

-Record daily (Mon to Fri) temperature in storage areas containing lab kits

-Label lab kits for site/visit requirements,

Arrange for collection and destruction of out of date or returned nurse materials if not handled by vendor.

Support PM/PSA with daily issues regarding studies.

Study close out

Assist PM/PSA with general close out activities

Liaise with VCMT to ensure final equipment return and accountability

Additional responsibilities

Provide general administrative support e.g. taking telephone messages

Participate in Project Management monthly group meetings and internal project team as required to meet the needs of the project.

Train new staff in administration procedures.

Provide back up for nursing admin with study training tasks during periods of absence

Complete corporate time sheets, expenses and mandatory training in a timely manner

Education

Degree level or equivalent ideal

Experience, skills & attributes

Previous experience working in an office and/or healthcare environment

IT skills - basic understanding of and ability to use Adobe Acrobat, MS Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel and MRN systems

Confident telephone manner

Good communication skills- written and verbal

Desire and ability to develop new skills

Able to work on own initiative and with minimal daily supervision

Demonstrates enthusiasm and a desire to work as part of a team

Act as a positive ambassador for MRN

The role is office based Monday to Friday

This job description is a reflection of the current position and may change in detail in the light of subsequent developments.

Project Support Associate - Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

We are looking for a full time, permanent, Project Support Associate. To be based in our head office in Milton Keynes, Monday to Friday 9-5.

Role Objective:

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

Responsibility from study start up to study close 

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

 

For a full Job Description please contact caroline.wilkins@themrn.co.uk

Business Development Inside Sales - Skokie IL

MRN are looking to appoint a vibrant individual to join their newly founded group of inside sales BDE’s. The role is predominantly focussed on cold calling and generating leads to meet the target within the 2018 strategy. Full time, permanent, based in our  office in Skokie IL

You need to have a friendly and tactful personality, be results orientated, customer and quality focused, attention to detail, have good timekeeping and the ability to plan and organise daily activities.

Role Objective: 

To generate leads & opportunities from new customers  

Responsibilities Include: 

Business Development 

  • Support the development of new Key accounts

  • Cold calling & emailing potential clients

  • Conference attendance & support as required

  • Ability to route interested customers to allocated Account Managers

  • Generating Leads for Account Managers 

     

    Experience: 

  • University or college degree

  • Relevant experience in the drug development industry 2yrs + or similar

  • Previous tele-sales experience- desirable                                              

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, highly computer literate

  • Ability to work in a team as well as working alone

 

Please caontact caroline.wilkins@themrn.co.uk or click apply

Project Support Associate - Skokie Illinois

We are looking for a full time, permanent, Project Support Associate. To be based in our office in Skokie Illinois, Monday to Friday 9-5.

Role Objective:

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

 

Responsibility from study start up to study close

 

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

 

For a full Job Description please contact caroline.wilkins@themrn.co.uk

 

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