Principal Pharmacist for Clinical Research and Development

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Pharmacists
Salary: £58,972 - 68,525 per year
Contact name: Suzanne Boon

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Job ref: KW/B/11686
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

A fantastic opportunity is now available for a highly experienced Clinical Pharmacist to join a leading Birmingham hospital as Principal Pharmacist for Clinical Research and Development.

The hospital is recognised as a centre of expertise, right at the cutting edge of clinical research and specialist care. This is your place to be, in the heart of the city – advancing medical care at an institution with national reach and an outstanding global reputation.

As Principal Pharmacist for R&D you will lead the team in realising, and oversee the development strategy for, the hospital’s pharmacy research programme. In doing so, you will lead high-quality clinical trials that operate in the best interest of each patient, meet all regulatory and statutory requirements, and contribute to safer, more effective healthcare.

In return, the hospital is committed to offering you opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. No matter the career path you choose, you’ll have unwavering support for your ambition and a real investment in your continued professional development.

To thrive in this role, you’ll have experience working within a busy hospital environment at a level equivalent to NHS Band 8a, in a relevant clinical area (e.g. Clinical Trials, Oncology & Haematology).

This is ideally a permanent, full-time role (37.5h), however part-time / job share options may also be considered for the right candidate.

There is discounted parking close to the site, and the hospital also has great transport links.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) GPhC-accredited MPharm degree or equivalent
  • (Essential) Valid GPhC registration
  • (Essential) PGDip or MSc qualification in Clinical Pharmacy
  • (Essential) Relevant hospital-based clinical pharmacy experience
  • (Essential) Relevant clinical leadership and risk management experience


Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Minimum of 27 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • Generous sick pay scheme – up to max. 6 months’ full pay and 6 months’ half pay (dependent on length of service and previous history)
  • 3 working days’ paid leave per annum to support dependents’ illness or emergency breakdown of care provisions
  • 52 weeks’ maternity leave with a maximum of 39 weeks’ maternity pay and up to 2 weeks’ paid leave per child (subject to eligibility)
  • Automatic qualification for retirement package based on either final salary or a percentage of pay over whole career, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government
  • Access to a huge range of discounts including for retail, leisure, gym memberships, health insurance and more
  • Season ticket loan scheme – interest-free loans for metro and train season tickets
  • And more!