Quality Assurance Lead

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Barts Clinical Trials Unit (Barts CTU), a UKCRC-registered clinical trials unit as the Quality Assurance Lead.

The Barts CTU sits within the Cancer for Cancer Prevention (CCP) and it has a number of branches, including the Cancer Prevention Trials Unit (CPTU), the Centre of Experimental Medicines (CECM), the Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology Clinical Trials Centre (EMR CTC) and the National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC). The unit is currently expanding in new disease areas (e.g. cardiovascular trials) with new collaborations also being considered.

The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of international research into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with demonstrable experience of QA management in a clinical research environment. The appointed Quality Assurance Lead will have previously been involved with the coordination of CTIMP trials, with previous experience of monitoring and auditing research projects. This role will require the post holder to design and implement a Quality Management System (QMS) in newly established branches of the Barts CTU as well as ensuring continued oversight and maintenance of the existing QMS. Therefore, candidates should have advanced negotiation skills and experience of facilitating change management or service improvement.

The post holder will lead on QA activities for the Barts CTU branches and oversee the work of QA officers, therefore experience of line management or directing the work of a small team is desirable. As well as having in depth understanding of applicable guidelines and legislation for clinical trials, successful candidates should also demonstrate enthusiasm for continuous professional development and a willingness to disseminate their knowledge to others within the unit.

The post is full-time and non time-limited with guaranteed funding until 31st March 2019. Future funding of the posts are determined by a 5-yearly performance review of the entire research programme by Cancer Research UK. Starting salary will be in the range £44,815-£46,062 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Michelle Sleeth m.sleeth@qmul.ac.uk or on 020 7882 3835. Details about the Barts CTU can be found at http://www.wolfson.qmul.ac.uk/centres/ccp/barts-ctu

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk.

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Interviews will be held on 19th December 2016.

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