National Children's Research Centre

Clinical Research Assistant – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

March 29, 2018

The National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) is the primary paediatric research institute in Ireland, and has both a state of the art research laboratory and the Children’s Clinical Research Unit at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The NCRC funds research into childhood disease and has a national and international reputation for the high quality of the research it conducts and funds.

The NCRC is funded by the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation.

Clinical Research Assistant – Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Location: National Children’s Research Centre, OLCHC

Hours: 35 hours per week

Reporting to: Dr. Seamus Hussey

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to join the Gastroenterology Research Group at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The successful candidate will work closely with the medical staff in The National Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology in OLCHC and will be responsible for the collection, documentation and analysis of clinical research data. Additionally the candidate will assist in the recruitment of patients for clinical studies, as well as in the collection, processing and storage of clinical samples of interest. The Clinical Research Assistant will work under the direction of the Research Coordinator and will provide cover in their absence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

All duties will be carried out in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines and all applicable laws and regulations for the conduct of clinical research.

Requirements:

Essential:

Desirable:

Gastroenterology Research Group at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

DOCHAS: This is the 1st prospective study of newly diagnosed paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ireland. DOCHAS is a translational research initiative encompassing integrated epidemiological, clinical, genetic, microbial and basic science-based research in young patients with new-onset IBD with >550 participants to-date The study involves recruiting and following patients over time, with the aim of better understanding the risk factors and outcomes of children and adolescents suffering with IBD in Ireland.

GROWTH: This prospective multicentre international study of newly diagnosed paediatric Crohn disease hopes to identify which clinical and biological markers at diagnosis predict the outcome of this disease over time.

iNEOPICS: An international study of very early onset IBD

GEM: An international study of the risks of first degree relatives of patients with pre-existing Crohn disease developing IBD.

TUMMY- UC : An international study developing a patient reported outcome measure of paediatric UC.

TUMMY-CD: An international study developing a patient reported outcome measure of paediatric CD.

M-EEN: Open label randomised clinical trial comparing standard Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN) to a modified EEN regime.

CAPE: A Long Term Non-Interventional Registry to Assess Safety and Effectiveness of Humira® (Adalimumab) in Paediatric Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease (CD)

Audit: Our centre is involved in ongoing clinical audits of paediatric endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease standards and outcomes. This helps our patients to benefit from an improved service.

Please send applications to: Kate Foy, HR Officer

Kate.foy@ncrc.ie or through Bamboo

Closing date for applications: 13th April 2018