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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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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 a Senior Application Support Analyst to join their growing Global team. Working within a small team, the role is very much hands-on and requires an individual who is prepared to apply themselves across the broad spectrum of responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the systems. 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.

Key to the role is building a strong working relationship with the wider Illingworth Research Group team themselves, with the software vendors and other support services involved (internal and external). The Application Support team work hard to remain approachable, flexible and act as facilitators of change whilst also ensuring that the necessary governance and controls are maintained in the process. The position is full time, office based in Macclesfield.

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

  • Technical
  • Good knowledge of finance products (Sage 200 or similar)
  • Good knowledge of CRM products (Salesforce or similar)
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint Online

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

  • SQL
  • Advanced Excel
  • Power BI
  • Quality assurance / release testing
  • Project Management (PRINCE2)
  • ITIL
  • ATS
  • GCP Compliance

Illingworth Research are looking for an Infrastructure Analyst to join their growing Global team. 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 datacentre 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:

  • Technical
  • 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

Illingworth Research Group provides a range of clinical development services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology and medical device industries. We are experts in providing Research Nursing for Phase I to IV clinical trials across many different therapeutic areas. We have grown organically over our 20 year history offering all services near globally. On and Off-Site Research Nursing capabilities continue to expand in support of the patient centricity movement.

Some of the core tasks you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the maintenance of the research nursing project electronic files, ensuring GCP and SOP compliance.
  • Assisting in the process of obtaining and maintaining relevant nurse approvals and study specific documentation, e.g. site approvals in order to work on projects as required, training logs, CV’s, GCP certificates etc.
  • Organising the shipment of equipment/supplies to/from the allocated Illingworth nurses during set‐up/close‐out of allocated research nursing projects, including the tracking of all equipment.
  • Organising the logistics for study visits, e.g. confirming dates/times of visits with the research nurse, booking couriers, etc.
  • Responsible for providing administrative support to Illingworth Research personnel as requested and by the management team regarding e.g. travel and accommodation requests for the nurses, drafting/recording minutes during client meetings, etc.

You will need to have excellent organisational, problem solving and analytical skills. The ability to to prioritise and manage multiple tasks. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint as a minimum.


Illingworth Research Group are currently looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Associate to join our team in the US office in Denver. This role will form part of the set up of our QA function in the USA and offer the support needed on a daily basis to employees and clients. This role is full time and will be based in our offices in Denver, Colorado.

The successful applicants key responsibilities will be to support the QA Manager in administration, maintaining and co-ordinating the Quality Management System (QMS), and the development and maintenance of company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)/Policies in compliance with all applicable Regulatory requirements, ICH GCP guidelines and applicable industry standards. To carry out internal audits in accordance with company SOPs.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the QA Manager, this position will assist with the design, implementation and maintenance of the Illingworth Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Initiate, investigate, close, track, trend and verify effectiveness of actions with the QMS components, such as complaints, events (including deviations and non-conformances and investigations), and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)
  • Identify high level trends that have an impact to the organization and escalate the issue/incident appropriately
  • Lead and/or assist in representing Illingworth with hosting external auditors (client-based audits) as well as perform effective internal audits
  • Provide external auditors with requested information, ensure documentation is complete and accurate, and collaborate with operational staff for tours and interviews
  • Provide training and support to inter and intra departmental employees
  • Lead and mentor employees with the various Quality System elements; Assist in New Employee Orientation programs, organizational-wide training, and individual training for elements, including, but not limited to: QMS components, applicable regulatory standards, Document Control, Record Review/ Record Management, Training Program elements and customer satisfaction
  • Assist and facilitate in the development of planned and systemic processes for continuous quality improvement throughout the department and organization
  • Assist in developing long range continuous improvement plans to accomplish quality; evaluate and provide suggestions to improve system efficiencies and effectiveness

The ideal candidate will possess

  • Experience with regulatory and/or accrediting agencies (e.g. FDA, ISO, ASHI, AABB, CLIA) preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively under the Quality System expectations.
  • Advanced analytical and problems solving skills.
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel, e-mail required. Database management and/or development skills helpful but not required.
  • Possess a high level of integrity (professional, diplomatic, confidential) with demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to interface well with employees with other departments (and within the QA department).
  • High level skills in oral and written communications
  • Willing to travel for quality support, internal audits and regulatory inspections (≤25% travel)
  • Quality Auditor certification (ASQ or equivalent) desired

Illingworth Research Group are going through a very exciting period of expansion across the globe and we are looking for a Clinical Trials Administrator to join us in our Macclesfield Head Office.

Role Objective:

To work proactively to administer, maintain and co-ordinate the logistical and administrative aspects of clinical trials according to Client Companies/Illingworth Research Group Limited and associated companies Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), ICH GCP guidelines, and all applicable regulatory requirements.

To act as a point of contact for the clinical trial team and client companies.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 1. Minimum of 3 years’ clerical/administrative experience, with an understanding of medical terminology/ICH GCP guidelines and applicable regulatory requirements.

2. Good knowledge of computer systems, including Microsoft Office.

3. Willing to develop further IT skills and clinical trial knowledge.

4. Good written and verbal communication skills.

5. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

6. Must be flexible, have attention to detail and able to work on own or as part of a team.

7. Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.

The role of the Recruiter will be to support the Recruitment Team in identifying excellent candidates to join the Research Nursing department. You will manage the recruitment process through advertising job openings, interviewing and selecting candidates, pre-screening potential applicants and developing the recruitment function on an ongoing basis.
Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Advertising new job openings on careers pages, job boards and social media networks.
  • Manage Recruitment Managers expectations and providing ongoing updates
  • Building relationships with Recruiting Managers and other key Internal Stakeholders to identify, source and attract the highest calibre of candidates
  • Liaising with Recruitment Managers to determine their recruiting needs daily
  • Communicating employer information and benefits to prospective candidates during the screening/recruitment process
  • Co-ordinating and conducting pre-screen interviews and booking interviews
  • Making recommendations to recruiting managers with regards to the calibre and suitability of applications received
  • Screening and shortlisting CVs/resumes and applications through the use of an ATS
  • Researching talent and approaching potential candidates through headhunting initiatives.
  • Understanding the recruitment needs of the business and working with the Recruitment Managers in setting out a strategy to recruit the best possible candidates.

Key Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills and the confidence to work with Stakeholders at all levels
  • Previous in-house or recruitment agency experience
  • Proven ability to utilise various methods of attraction to prospective candidates
  • Ability to work autonomously day to day to achieve targets and KPI’s
  • Knowledge and experience in a wide range of current recruiting policies, practices, trends, and sourcing strategies.
  • Proficient in the use of an Applicant Tracking System

Are you a motivated, energetic individual looking for a busy and varied junior role supporting the PA to the CEO of our business? You must be willing to get involved in a wide variety of tasks and always be open to managing the changing demands of working in a business that is undergoing a period of immense growth. You will be working in a dedicated team responding to the needs of internal and external customers and will often be the initial contact for any customers contacting our organisation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receiving all incoming business telephone calls and assisting or directing calls as required.
  • Assist with meeting and welcoming all clients and visitors to the Head Office whilst ensuring that all staff and visitors are recorded to support comply with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Manage and book travel, providing advice for employees to support requirements in line with Company travel policy.
  • To be responsible for downloading invoices where appropriate for items/services purchased on company credit cards.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the UK Head Office buildings.
  • To support the PA to the CEO with any ad hoc requests from the Senior Management Team.


  • Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Administrative assistant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • A-Level or equivalent (Preferred)

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.