Trial Coordinator

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

Full time, fixed term for 2 years.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest UK Cancer Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials unit 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 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 members of 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 have a number of vacancies for Trial Coordinators to join our expanding trial management teams.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the coordination of one or more clinical trials, ensuring that the trials are conducted in accordance with good clinical practice and applicable ethical, regulatory and quality standards. They will be involved in the development of trial documentation, submission of regulatory and ethical applications, the preparation and submission of pertinent reports, managing participating sites and the collaborative group, the supervision of junior staff, and preparing the data for analysis/publication. Depending on the stage of the trial the candidate may also be involved in assisting Investigators and senior staff in the submission of grant applications, the preparation of clinical trials protocols, and the design of case report forms.

Applicants will preferably have a higher degree in a relevant biomedical or associated subject, or be a graduate with equivalent experience. Previous trial management experience is preferred but on the job training will be provided for exceptional candidates. They must be able to use their own initiative and work effectively as part of a team. Excellent communication and organisational skills with a critical intelligent attention to detail are essential for this role. Experience using Microsoft Office applications is also essential, while experience with Microsoft Access would be a distinct advantage. Applicants should be prepared to meet the travel requirements of the post, which includes travel nationally.

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.

Informal enquires can be made to Sarah Bowden,

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