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We are recruiting a new Research Assistant

by – June 20, 2016

We are looking to recruit a new Research Assistant to join the team at The Whiteley Clinic.

Company information

The Whiteley Clinic is a private medical facility specialising in the treatment of varicose veins and other venous conditions, like thread veins, leg ulcers and phlebitis.

Our own continued research, audited results, inventions and new technologies used in varicose veins treatment have led to the development of The Whiteley Protocol®, a standard of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. We introduced the minimally invasive, or ‘pin-hole’, surgery techniques to the UK by performing the first such procedure in March 1999. We invented TRLOP technique for closing perforating veins in 2001 and have been the leading clinic in diagnosing and treating pelvic and vulval varicose veins.

We have continued to stay at the forefront of this revolution and have both a national and international reputation for our work and innovation. We have now performed over 20,000 minimally invasive or ‘Keyhole’ procedures using EVLA (Laser), Radiofrequency (RFiTT®), Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (USGF), Transluminal Occlusion of Perforating veins (TRLOP) and Ambulatory Phlebectomy.

The Role

Post: Research Assistant
Hours: 5 days a week

The research assistant/coordinator position supports the Head of Research & Development across a wide range of projects. As appropriate he/she will also support the Directors, events manager and other colleagues. The role will cover many areas including:

  • Administrative duties relating to research projects such as:
    • Funding application
    • Organising training activities
    • Deal with telephone and email enquiries for training requests
    • Deal with enquiries from clinical trial participants
  • Setting meetings for research projects between clinic staff and academics from other institutes
  • Supporting the events manager in preparation for events (seminars, trainings, conferences)
  • Plan and prioritise own work activities
  • Conduct literature searches as appropriate
  • Researching and writing for journal publication


Knowledge and experience

  • 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a Bioscience or Biomedical Science or Biomedical Engineering or Biochemistry or any other science related subject
  • Able to manage research and administrative activities and to balance competing pressures of research and administrative demands and deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with colleagues and students
  • Able to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks for the exchange of information and collaboration.
  • To be self-motivated and good at managing time and workload in a fast-paced commercial environment.
  • To fulfil a range of research administration tasks including; organising training, booking appointments, data inputting and supporting general project administration.
  • To agree with the project / research manager or director the appropriate tasks and processes for carrying out projects and disseminating information.
  • To effectively communicate project related information to clients, partners and sub-contractors
  • To actively contribute to professional skills development personally and at the team level.
  • Able to identify potential sources of funding.
  • Clear, concise writing style for a range of different audiences
  • Excellent eye for detail and Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to retain information and make connections across projects

Communication, team work, motivation, planning and organising skills

  • Take meeting minutes at every research meeting and disseminate to all attendees
  • Communicates with research team proactively on current and future research activity requirement
  • Communicates diplomatically with academics, patients, research fellows and others appropriately
  • Keeps accurate records, assists in the preparation of publications as appropriate
  • Prepare, update and maintain research brochure
  • Contributes collaboratively to research projects as part of the research team
  • Develops productive and effective working relationships with all members of staff at the clinic
  • Liaise as appropriate to facilitate research for example arranging meetings with external partners
  • Plans own workload within parameters of overall research activity plan
  • Manages discrete elements of research in terms of planning time and resources


The contractual relationship between the clinic and its employees is founded on trust. Employees will treat as confidential all information regarding the business of the clinic, patient data, including a person’s attendance at the clinic for whatever purpose, information with regard to and agreements with suppliers, and information gained about other employees and consultants. Any break by an employee will render an employee liable to disciplinary action and may result in termination of employment with the clinic.

Health and Safety

Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties but it is intended to give a general identification of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the Department. Substantive changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the job holder.

Benefits include private medical health insurance and company pension scheme.

If you want more information or are interested in applying for the position, please contact us at careers@thewhiteleyclinic.co.uk or email us a covering letter along with your most recent CV

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