Assistant Trial Manager

University of Plymouth
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966 - £37,099
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£33,966 - £37,099 per annum - Grade 6

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Assistant Trial Manager


We have a vacancy for an Assistant Clinical Trials Manager to join the successful trial management team within the PenCTU. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with clinical trials management experience to join a CTU that has retained full registration status from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) since 2007. PenCTU has a growing portfolio of studies funded by the NIHR and other major non-commercial research funding bodies.

We are looking for a suitably experienced person, with energy and enthusiasm to grasp new opportunities and help shape the future of the PenCTU within a committed team. You will work closely with a team of trial managers, data managers, programmers, statisticians, other methodologists and clinicians to develop and manage a portfolio of clinical studies on behalf of investigators across the South West peninsula and further afield.

You must have a good working knowledge of the major regulatory frameworks governing clinical research (e.g. Research Governance Framework, ICH GCP), basic understanding of current NHS research processes and basic knowledge of research methodology, including randomised controlled trials. You should have numeracy and literacy at secondary education level with educational attainment at further education level in a relevant discipline or comparable level qualification in a clinical or related discipline (or demonstrable equivalent experience). You will write fluently, have excellent oral communication skills, be highly organised, demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and be able to prioritise his/her workload. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.

We are open to applications for full or part-time hours and can support various models of remote working. Since the role includes monitoring of investigator sites, mobility to travel is essential.

About the CTU:

The UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) at the University of Plymouth provides multi-disciplinary academic support to researchers and clinicians for the design and conduct of high quality clinical trials and other well designed research studies. PenCTU has retained full registration status from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) since 2007. The Unit comprises a close-knit and high-functioning team, fully supported in every aspect by it's host institution (the University of Plymouth).

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. We are open to applications for full or part-time hours and can support various models of working: fully office-based, or part office-based and part remote working. Flexible working options including job share will be considered. A relocation package is available with this role.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Wedny Ingram: by email at [email protected]

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 27 May 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

The Faculty of Health holds four Silver Athena Swan awards, which recognise our commitment to supporting gender equality within higher education.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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