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We know our people are our greatest asset and are passionate about career development and continuing to innovate how clinical trials are delivered. We run an active recruitment program and are proud to offer comprehensive packages, training and opportunities for future development focused on attracting the best talent in the industry.

Illingworth offers a unique clinical research environment, driven by offering the most patient centric clinical trial solutions possible, largely through our Research Nursing and Medical Photography services. This approach makes for a great working atmosphere for individuals seeking a new challenge and with a passion for delivering patient driven services.

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Current positions

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To support the Director of Research Nursing (DRN) with the management of the Research Nursing Team. To assist with the management of the Research Nursing projects. To maintain effective communication with staff, client companies, vendors and other external organisations.To undertake training and managerial duties as required.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

To liaise with the DRN and others to cover any concerns that may arise and be the decision making authority on delegated routine day‐to‐day nursing issues, where appropriate. To effectively communicate and maintain excellent liaisons with clients and all staff (including permanent, fixed term and bank) as necessary to ensure efficient, positive relations support and activities.

To be responsible for the line management of allocated personnel including Senior Research Nurse Project Managers (SRNPM) and Research Nurse Project Managers (RNPM) where no seniors exist under them including mentoring, appraisals and day to day requests e.g. annual leave and absence approvals.

Be the first point of contact for SRNPM/RNPM to assist with issue management and escalation where necessary. To liaise with the DRN and others to cover any concerns that may arise and be the decision‐making authority on delegated routine day‐to‐day project issues, where appropriate.

To assist the DRN where appropriate with, interviewing, performance evaluations, management, mentoring and development of team members, and where appropriate assist the DRN and RNPMs in assessing training needs and organising the training and mentoring of team members.


Experience And Educational Requirements

  • Licensed Registered Nurse with a current unrestricted license
  • Minimum of ten years nursing experience with progressive leadership experience; five years in management position required
  • Client management experience required
  • Pharmaceutical / CRO experience required


Minimum Skills, Knowledge And Ability Requirements

  • Business acumen with ability to manage budgeting and forecasting
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized and self-directed
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and create a team environment
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Illingworth Research Group are going through a very exciting period of expansion and a self-motivated, energetic, knowledgeable individual is vital to this role. You will have previous experience within clinical research. Be a registered nurse who is working as a research nurse ideally with project management experience. You will develop and review nursing related documentation. Be responsible for the set up and day to day running of allocated research nursing projects. Deliver the project until completion and be the decision-making authority on delegated project issues, where appropriate.

You will regularly monitor work in progress against agreed budget and division of responsibilities to identify the need for change orders to contracts where required, raising the need for any change of scope or change orders with the relevant client companies in liason with the Business Development department.

In return we offer:

  • A Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent training and career progression

Illingworth Research are looking for an Infrastructure Analyst to join their growing Global team. The successful candidate will be office based in Macclesfield, although currently all employees are working from home due to Covid-19. Working within a small team, you will be responsible for implementation, support and maintenance of the server infrastructure, network and security. The role comes with the significant responsibility of ensuring that the Illingworth Research Group systems are correctly configured and controlled, and that regulatory and compliance responsibilities are met without issue.

On a day to day basis this role will involve the Infrastructure Support Analyst to undertake traditional administration tasks on data centre infrastructure and networks, both local and wide area. This position requires strong troubleshooting, problem-solving and technical skills using various diagnostic tools. In addition, strong inter-personal skills are required, providing the highest levels of resolution, support and customer satisfaction. The position is full time, office based in Macclesfield.

To be considered for this role you will need to be experienced in:


  • Microsoft client and server operating systems
  • Microsoft application server technologies
  • Office 365
  • LAN and WAN network topologies
  • Cisco network hardware
  • VMware
  • Remote Desktop Services- VMware Horizon/Citrix
  • System monitoring, management, backup and recovery
  • Managing the deployment of OS patches/packs

Any of the following would be beneficial but are not essential:

  • Azure or AWS
  • Palo Alto firewalls
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Dell/EMC storage
  • Mitel phone system (or similar VOIP)
  • ITIL
  • GDPR and HIPPA familiarity

We are looking to hire a full time, permanent, Corporate Trainer. The successful candidate will be office based in Macclesfield. Although currently all employees are working from home due to Covid-19.

Role Summary:

The Corporate trainer will work proactively to design, administer, maintain and co-ordinate the compant training programs.

The Corporate Trainer will be responsible for maintaining complaince with the applicable Regulatory requirements, ICH GCP guidelines and applicable industry standards and ensuring training effectiveness is evaluated in support of quality objectives. Training topics will include but not be limited to GCP and national regulations, compliance, leadership and individual contributor development, new hire orientation and advanced skills training for various pharmaceutical functional areas.

The Corporate Trainer will build partnerships with all functional areas to ensure training needs for Illingworth are effectively met and support department objectives with the key remit of contributing towards personal development plans for all employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in a life science, training and development or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and preferably from within the CRO industry or healthcare.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage, adapt to and influence change in a dynamic, high pressure environment.
  • Ability to coach and influence internal key stakeholders.
  • Awareness or general working knowledge of GCP and quality management systems.
  • General working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • Awareness of instructional design, blended learning and contemporary learning methodologies.
  • Awareness of and ability to learn emerging learning technologies (LMS technologies, Adobe Flash, Captivate, etc.)

Illingworth Research Group are looking for a Contracts Associate to join us. The opportunity is based in our Denver office. Although currently all our team are working remotely due to Covid-19. You will ideally need to be from a CRO or pharmaceutical industry background, with experience across contracts & proposals. The primary focus of the Contracts Associate role is to support the Contracts department in developing and tracking contracts and change orders for new and existing clients.

This includes entering all required contracts/change orders in the tracking tools and producing reports, creating change order documents and budgets following the relevant Illingworth SOPs, liaising with the required Business Development, Contracts and Operations team members to assist with the completion of contract appendices and Quality Control of contract documentation

Knowledge, skills and abilities 

  • Life Science or Business Degree.
  • Knowledge in budgeting studies in a CRO or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and exceptional organisational skills.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, CRM software and Power Point. Experience of using SharePoint and online communication tools such as Skype preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team of remotely-based colleagues across different time zones

Full details to follow

Illingworth Research Group are looking to recruit research nurses from all backgrounds who are interested in exciting and diverse part time role in research.

The role will involve nurses working as part of a wider team to visit patients at sites or in the homecare setting, ensuring their safety whilst carrying out study-related procedures. All candidates must possess a nursing qualification, be NMC registered and have good venepuncture skills. GCP preferable, but not essential.

Illingworth Research Group are continually recruiting for additional bank research nurses throughout the UK, Australia & Europe. If you have research or paediatric experience and good venepuncture & IT skills, we would like to hear from you.
Illingworth Research Group offer competitive rates of pay and fantastic team support, as well as great development and training opportunities.

For more details please contact careers@illingworthresearch.com

Working for us...

What Makes us Different

Our focus is on attracting, training, resourcing and retaining the best talent in the industry, has proved a key strategic investment and lead clients to repeatedly asking for particular staff to work on their projects again. Our team aim to offer open, honest channels of communication and a flexible supportive approach, in a service designed for you.

We aim to offer challenging and exciting career opportunities whilst also supporting personal career development. Illingworth appreciates our roles are perhaps a little different to some more traditional clinical roles and hence we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our opportunities... a role needs to be right for you! Most of all if you are passionate about improving the experience of patients within clinical trials we would love to hear from you.