Position: Research Nurse

Location: Bio-Imaging Centre, Medical Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G4 0SF

Salary: £29,000 – £34,000

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BDD Pharma for a Research Nurse to join the team at our clinical trial unit within Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Supported by a fully trained clinical research team you would have responsibility for the care and wellbeing of our trial volunteers and be actively involved in trial recruitment and conduct procedures including medical checks, blood sampling, managing adverse events and source/CRF completion.

This is a busy clinical trial unit with multiple Proof of Concept and Phase I-II clinical trials running at any one time. Our clients come to us to help with challenging projects to treat real medical needs across a range of therapeutic areas which brings variety and interest to the role.

This is a full time permanent position with 37.5 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8-4) however flexibility is needed to meet client needs and protocol requirements including evenings and nightshift work and occasional weekends.

We are looking for a confident, driven individual with a care for detail who shares our enthusiasm for delivering on customer excellence and our passion for research. In return you will join a fast-paced, start-up like environment where initiative and a questioning mind is valued. There are opportunities for growth for an ambitious person who would like to develop within a GCP environment.

Education, Qualifications and Experience



·        Registered Nurse (must have current NMC registration)

·        At least 1 years current and relevant clinical experience

·        Evidence of continuing professional development

·        Competent in core clinical skills including recording a 12 lead ECG, blood sampling via venepuncture and via cannula, cannula insertion, recording of vital signs, performing urinalysis, urinary catheterisation and providing basic nursing care and treatment as requested by the physician


·        At least 2 years previous experience within clinical research

·        Up to date Good Clinical Practice certification

·        Experience of working in both academic and commercial research

·        Have working knowledge of ICH/GCP and local regulations compliance

Personal Attributes:

·        Have proven experience of prioritisation and time management

·        Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.

·        Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and utilise resources effectively

·        Ability and willingness to work flexible patterns of working including evening and overnight work in line with trial requirements.

Company Overview

BDD Pharma is rapidly growing research focused drug delivery company based in Glasgow with clinical trial, formulation development and GMP manufacturing capabilities. We specialise in the development of novel pharmaceutical products and undertaking bespoke clinical services which help our customers better understand how their drug delivery systems perform. When you join BDD, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of new medicines and improving the health of others.

Why join BDD?

·        We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes private healthcare through Vitality, a generous pension scheme and access to our employee assistance programme with Health Assured.

·        We offer a unique working environment as a combined CRO and investigative site with integrated formulation development, GMP manufacturing and clinical research services. This means that every day is different. Working at the cutting edge of early-stage drug development and clinical research provides a challenging environment with continued learning.

·        The opportunity to work on a variety of clinical studies across a range of therapeutic areas, helping to shape the development of new medicines with some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies and those at the forefront of technological advances.


Become Part Of Our Dynamic Team

BDD Pharma is a rapidly growing research focused drug delivery company based in Glasgow. We specialise in the development of novel pharmaceutical products and undertaking bespoke clinical services which help our customers better understand how their drug delivery systems perform. If you are passionate about improving the health of others and developing new medicines, we are always looking for talented, ambitious, pro-active and collaborative scientists.

Careers at BDD Pharma

At BDD, we take pride in everything that we do. We operate at the forefront of medical research using innovative technologies as a powerful catalyst for accelerating pharmaceutical product development. Our teams deliver on diverse and challenging clinical trials and product development projects for the worlds largest companies and also innovative and fast paced tech start ups. We always strive to exceed client expectations with responsive and creative solutions.

As a nimble, rapidly expanding organisation, there are few limitations to your career prospects. Our people are our most valuable resource which is why making BDD a great place to work is one or our 3 core pillars. We offer a competitive rewards package with benefits designed to recognise outstanding performance.

Rewards and Benefits

Work Life Balance

We offer flexible working hours, the ability to accrue monthly time in lieu and the opportunity for hybrid working to support your work-life balance.


We ensure that our salaries are competitive by regularly benchmarking against our competitors (local and UK). We also offer shift allowances and performance related spot awards.

Private Healthcare

Our private healthcare scheme with Vitality is free for all employees and in addition to medical cover offers rewards and discounts for healthy living.

Private Pension Plan

We offer an enhanced pension plan with up to 5% matched contributions, helping you to save for your future.

Employee Assistance Programme

If you need help balancing the demands of work, life, and personal issues, then we offer a free comprehensive EAP programme with Health Assured

Annual Leave Entitlement

30 days increasing to 35 (including bank holidays) Bank holidays are floating which gives you more flexibility over your time off.

If you want to work in an intense, fast-paced, start up like environment where initiative and a questioning mind are valued and think you would be a good fit for our team then please email your CV and covering letter to careers@bddpharma.com