Trial Administrator

University of Birmingham - Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Full time, fixed term for 12 months

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest UK Cancer Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials units in the country. The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is based in the School of Cancer Sciences, University of Birmingham and specialises in running cancer and liver clinical trials. The Unit has an extensive portfolio of phase I, II and III clinical trials in adults and children covering a wide range of disease sites. The Unit employs a multidisciplinary team of over 135 staff including statisticians, systematic reviewers, trial management staff, research nurses, monitors, programmers, administrators and IT staff. The CRCTU receives substantial core funding from Cancer Research UK and additional funding from other charities, government and pharmaceutical companies. The CRCTU currently has a number of vacancies for Trial Administrators to join our expanding trial management teams.

The successful candidates will support and provide cover for the Trial Coordinators in the team and will be responsible for the administration, collection and management of clinical research data for one or more trial protocols. They will also provide secretariat services and administrative support for the group and multi-disciplinary collaborative research group(s), and provide day to day guidance to junior staff.

Applicants should have previous experience of clinical trials data management, an understanding of trial methodology and applicable regulations and guidance. Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential, while experience using Microsoft Access would be a distinct advantage. Excellent organisational and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team are also essential for this position. Applicants should have degree or formal vocational qualification (e.g. HND or NVQ 4).

Applications from individuals looking for part time working patterns or those returning to the workplace after a break will be considered.

The successful candidates will be working at the Robert Aitken building which has been refurbished by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) through Birmingham Science City: Translational Medicine Clinical Research Infrastructure and Trials Platform or within the Centre for Clinical Haematology.

Informal enquires can be made to Claire

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