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Research Data Administrator

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Research & Development
NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Hybrid working (mix of home and site))
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
22/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

The Research and Development department here at NNUH is looking for a motivated individual with a passion for research to join the team as Research Data Administrator.

The R&D team is busy! You’ll be joining a team of 18, who together manage up to 300 active studies at any one time. This role would suit someone who is able to work confidently on their own initiative and across multi-disciplinary teams.

The purpose of this post is to provide administrative and data support for all research activity within the Research Office at NNUH. The post holder will work with the Research Study Officers to ensure that Trust-specific feasibility issues are fully considered and that studies are set up and approved in a timely manner, with access to the appropriate level of resources.  They will be responsible for proactively investigating data quality queries ensuring that data related to research activity is recorded, monitored, maintained, and reported to ensure data quality and accuracy.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability and a keen eye for detail, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times.

Main duties of the job

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • To provide administrative and data support for all research activity within Research Office based at NNUH
  • To assist with all aspects of project management of hosted and sponsored research projects
  • Responsible for accurately logging receipt and progress of research projects, related amendments, and Expressions of Interest.
  • Process data relating to individual research studies including data input, resolving data queries, verifying source data and accuracy
  • Provides regular reports on research activity, performance and quality as requested by the Research senior management team ensuring that final data and reports are presented in a visual and ‘user friendly’ format to maximize the impact of the message
  • You will pay a key role in engaging with a variety of research staff. The ideal candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and will be required to attend regular face to face meetings with a variety of research staff. They will assist and liaise with research staff, researchers, and users of the Research Operations Office, acting as a point of contact for enquiries and information as appropriate.

Working for our organisation

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:

  • The post holder will be required to assist with all aspects of project management of hosted and sponsored research projects.
  • Resource, track and monitor the registration, approval, and status of research projects.
  • Undertake administrative tasks in relation to the registration, review and approval of research projects.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the approval of amendments to the study protocol is achieved in accordance with national and local guidance.
  • Processes data relating to individual research studies including data input, resolving data queries, verifying source data and accuracy. Reports and acts on any data anomalies in consultation with the Research Governance Co-ordinator and Research Services Manager.
  • Maintains accurate records and ensures completeness of research data stored on file and electronically. Regularly monitors data systems to ensure data quality and consistency.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working with databases, maintaining data quality, and providing database support


Essential criteria
  • Strong organisational skills. Ability to manage own workload and work on own


Essential criteria
  • Educated to Diploma level or have significant administration experience

Attitude & Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Flexible approach to changing work priorities
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrate Understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Dawson
Job title
Research Services Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01603 647882