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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 Emily Sissons.

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 Emily Sissons.

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:

Diploma equivalent level of education

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.

 

 

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 - UK, Various

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

Job Type: Contract/Bank

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

 

 

Executive Assistant - Chicago -USA

The MRN are recruiting for an Executive Assistant to join our growing team based in Skokie IL.

This is a fantastic opportunity that offers variety, a chance to develop and will see you working closely with Senior Managers by providing executive level administrative/HR support.

You will play a key part in the Chicago office and have direct responsibility for the Head of Operations as well as forming close ties with the UK and report into our Company Secretary.

Responsibilities include:

Provide executive level administrative support.

Manage a busy workload, with the ability to prioritise and deliver.

Ability to forward think and offer solutions to problems and options for achieving tasks.

Member of the Corporate Office, supporting the fundamental management of the company.

Manage and maintain Outlook calendars, schedules, appointments and travel arrangements.

Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents.

File and retrieve documents and reference materials.

Arrange and co-ordinate meetings and events.

Organise, attend, record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings.

Monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications.

Liaise with internal staff at all levels / Interact with external clients.

Assist to collate metrics from team members to prepare weekly/monthly reports.

Edit, proof read and format documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, assist to process and track the approval of timesheets.

Assist Human Resources with general HR duties/ requests and arranging interviews inductions for

Assist with knowledge and information gathering for the Board of MRN Inc. and Senior Management.

 

Quality Management

Provide administrative support for the maintenance of physical hard copy Controlled Documents and SOPs. Work to company procedures.

 

Corporate Office Support

Member of the Global Corporate Office team.

Attend team meetings every 3 weeks either via GoToMeeting or face to face (annually).

Attend Executive Assistant meetings every 2 weeks.

Report any observations relating to Health & Safety.

Work with Head of Operations OA and Chief Executive Assistant to plan and organise the Annual Company Meeting.

Other administrative tasks as delegated.

 

Skills Requirement:

Qualified to at least High School Diploma standard or equivalent.

Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

Evidence of ability to manage relationships both internally and externally and at all levels e.g. with colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers etc.

HR experience would be advantageous

High level of proficiency with IT, using Microsoft Office applications and Outlook.

Ability to work independently and proactively.

Experience of working with Salesforce or another CRM ideal, but not essential.

 

Key Competencies:

Ability to prioritise workloads effectively.

Must be organised, work methodically and be able to multi-task. 

High level of discretion, tact and diplomacy.

Friendly, calm and patient with a helpful nature.

Enthusiastic about contributing to the growth of the MRN

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

Training Infusion Nurse - US (Based near any major airlines)

The Medical Research Network offer a Site Nurse Support service which places experienced and trained research nurses and study site co-ordinators (SSCs) into sites to overcome resource constraints. MRN specialize in co-ordinating nursing and project teams that can be used to support multiple sites globally across a clinical trial. Our extensive network of professionals means we can provide resources to sites in over 37 countries.

Role Objective:
To conduct IV Infusion training to nurse and pharmacist peers at Infusion Centers and Specialty Pharmacies across the contiguous United States, per the Sponsor training documents and Prescribing Information label. This role will not include administering the IV Infusion to patients, ONLY training peers on how to prepare and administer the drug.

Responsibilities include:

  • Training Infusion Center and Specialty Pharmacy staff in the safe preparation and administration of an IV infusion treatment that is given within the context of a commercial drug setting
  • Adhering to MRN and Sponsor specific training
  • Maintaining standards of professional competence and current nursing practices in accordance with the country specific nursing Code of Practice
  • Completing educational training at the Infusion Centers and Specialty Pharmacies in line with the MRN and Sponsor requirements
  • Ensuring that all relevant information regarding Infusion Centers and Specialty Pharmacies is recorded and/or reported to staff at MRN and other team members as appropriate
  • Working with the MRN nurse manager to ensure completion of necessary training.
  • Report Infusion Center and Specialty Pharmacy training completion to MRN using a Site Visit Report Form (VRF)
  • Up to 80% travel (i.e. full time 40 hours/week

Specific Job Tasks:

  • Completing necessary MRN and Sponsor training prior to training peers at the Infusion Centers and Specialty Pharmacies
  • Scheduling training visits with Infusion Centers/Specialty Pharmacies and Business Account Executives (aka, Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives)
  • Coordinating own travel (flight, hotel) with the support of MRN staff
  • Train on preparation and IV administration of a commercial medication o You will not be administering the actual IV Infusion, only conducting training on how to do it
  • Timely completion and submission of Site Visit Report Form (SVRF) which includes information about what took place during your training visit
  • Report AE/SAE

Skills Requirement:

  • Registered General Nurses (RNs or NPs) with at least 3 years post registration experience, including working in an acute setting
  • Infusion experience essential (monoclonal antibody infusion experience desirable)
  • Comfortable training nurse and pharmacist peers on medication prep and IV Infusion

The ideal candidate must be flexible and open to travel at very short notice.If you are located by any major airports such as Atlanta, Houston,Charlotte, Denver,Minneapolis,Salt Lake City this would advantageous due to the nature of this role.We are looking for an immediate start, if this role is something that may be of interest we would be delighted to hear from you!

If you have, any questions please contact Shereen Soames – Talent Resource Advisor UK Based Tel: 01908 305 758 or 07384257721

Job Type: Full-time,6 Months Fixed Term Contract

Training Coordinator - Milton Keynes

Training Coordinator 

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Training Coordinator to join our growing team at the Medical Research Network.

Based at our head in Milton Keynes, you will be responsible for supporting the administration, generation, coordination and delivery of training to the business, including internal and nursing staff. Liaise with functional groups on the delivery of role-based training curricula and to manage the Learning Management System (LMS) on a day to day basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and implement role-based curricula to ensure that all staff, both internal and external, are trained on the relevant and appropriate controlled documents and processes in a timely manner.

 

  • Design, schedule and deliver targeted classroom, online and eLearning training to ensure awareness and compliance to required procedures.

 

  • Provide professional development training for all staff levels across all functions. Liaise with functional Line Managers to ensure that this is in line with a documented career path. Coordinate with external providers where required.

 

  • Provide personal development training. Liaise with Senior Management to ensure that this is in line with documented career paths. Coordinate with external providers where required.

 

  • Support delivery of the induction process for new staff.

 

  • Provide day to day management of the LMS, and managing the provider as required, liaising with Vendor Management on specific projects.

 

  • Evaluate training delivery and other training interventions on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous improvement.

 

  • Provide regular reports to the Training Manager on progress of training and training development.

 

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of training techniques and methodologies.

 

  • Coordinate and oversee internal activities relating to the LMS, supervising the Training team as required.

 

To be considered or this role you must be Degree educated or equivalent, have recent experience in a similar role. Experience in a clinical research environment and understanding of the position of training within that environment would be advantageous.

You must be able to demonstrate the below:

Understanding of learning theories and learning styles

Design and delivery of clinical training programmes, using appropriate methodologies and tools.

Able to present information with confidence and enthusiasm.

Proficient IT user.

Confident communication skills both written and verbal including report writing.

Able to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

 

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

 

Manager Global Nurse Network - Milton Keynes

A unique opportunity has become available at Medical Research Network for an experienced Global Nurse Manager.

Due to growth, this is a newly created role allowing the successful candidate to have a strong impact and mould the role to suit them.

We are looking for someone with experience in and who will be responsible for all of EU, US nurse recruitment process and compliance with regulations.

The Manager Global Nurse Network is responsible for overseeing and providing operational leadership and direction to the Global Nurse Network teams and line management of all team members. You will play a key role in developing strategy and will be accountable for delivering the agreed strategy for the Global Nurse Network.

The Manager Global Nurse Network will be accountable for managing resource and budgets to enable delivery of the MRNs Home Trial Support (HTS) and Site Nurse Support (SNS) Services through the Global Nurse Network. You will work closely with the Vice President of Vendor Services, setting realistic budgets and time frames to achieve the above. You will have full accountability for ensuring your team schedule and manage the visits conducted by MRNs Global Nurse Network in the US /Europe and work closely with internal project management teams to facilitate execution of HTS and SNS studies.

This role will involve travel to Europe and the US.

You will need to work closely with the all divisions in a creative, flexible and collaborative manner to ensure project delivery

Responsibilities include:

In depth understanding of the processes and services provided by the Global Nurse Network team

Managing the team to ensure the above objective

To ensure we have a Global Nurse Network capable of delivering nursing services as an internal vendor in countries of strategic value

To increase the control and quality of nursing and to protect the MRN Intellectual property in how we deliver our Nursing Services to differentiate from the competition

Working closely with MRN's operational divisions during project set up and issue management during project delivery

Ensure internal team and nurse compliance with MRN processes

Track, report and escalate issues to appropriate team members

Providing reports to the VP Vendor Services for use in the division, in the operations management team and the Board.

Qualifications

Batchelor's degree

Experience

Experience in nurse/medical recruitment essential and in both EU/US preferential – 5+ years

You must be able to demonstrate experience with setting budgets and forecasting

Knowledge / experience of setting strategies / managing processes

You must have previous Line Management experience

Experience in the health care sector would be essential

Experience working in Clinical Trials would be advantageous

Experience working with different cultures would be advantageous

Salary is dependant on experience!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Quality Director - Milton Keynes

Due to growth Medical Research Network are seeing a Quality Director to join as a key member of our Quality Team.

 

You will ensure Quality is high profile globally in the company, covering a broad QMS, focused on ensuring conformance to requirements throughout the organisation by following a defined methodology, as well as specific compliance with regulations relating to GXP and trials in general

 

You will have full responsibility for all staff in the Quality Group, and oversight, metrics, issue escalation, resources, quality, budget, as well as all contractors to the Quality Group

 

 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

To input to and implement the Quality strategy in the Quality Group

To input to and implement the Quality strategy in the broader organisation governed by the QMS

To input to and implement Quality compliance in the broader organisation governed by the QMS

Resource Management for Quality Group

To support and mentor the Quality team to deliver their function

To support the Quality team in managing risk

To support integration with Training

To support integration with Analytics

To support integration with IT

To lead Continuous Improvement projects relating directly to Quality

To protect the MRN brand

To demonstrate corporate culture and values

To be honest and transparent

To represent the company externally to all stakeholders

 

For a full detailed job specification please contact Emily Sissons

 

 

 Skill Requirements:

 

A science degree desireable

At least 5 years multidisciplinary activity in Pharma R&D

At least 2 years of QMS implementation

Experience of QMS applied outside of GXP / regulatory compliance

Facilitation, problem solving, project risk, goal setting

Written and verbal communication, delegation, supervision

GCP mandatory, GXP desirable, medical/nursing/pharmacy insight, QMS methodology knowledge

Innovative, flexible, creative, approachable, open, calm

 

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

 

 

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