Clinical Research Associate (Maternity cover)

Queen Mary University of London - Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Clinical Research Associate (Maternity cover)

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for the International Breast Intervention Study IBIS-II Trial, based within Barts Clinical Trials Unit (Barts CTU). IBIS-II Prevention and IBIS-II DCIS are international multicentre clinical trials with nearly 7,000 women taking part across 15 countries.

The trials are part of the Barts CTU portfolio with access to core quality assurance procedures and quality management systems. The trials unit is based within Centre for Cancer Prevention which is at the forefront of international research into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active research programmes in breast, endometrial, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

As part of the Data Management team, the CRA will be responsible for a sub-set of participating trial sites, conducting data management activities which will include data cleaning CRFs and central monitoring. They will act as a core point of contact for participating trial sites (national and international), assisting in all trial-related matters including pharmacovigilance reporting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are therefore essential. The post holder will be required to deal with large data sets in spreadsheets and bespoke clinical trials databases, so past experience of database software and electronic case report forms use is desirable.

Applicants must be educated to at least A-level standard (grades A-C) and have experience in a clinical research environment with associated understanding of the principles of good clinical practice (GCP). The appointee must have excellent organisational and time management skills and attention to detail.

This is a full-time position for up to 1 year maternity cover and it is expected that the successful candidate will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month. Starting salary will be in the range £26,270 - £32,405 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata) and defined salary pension scheme.

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. The Centre for Cancer Prevention requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (as specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Michelle Sleeth at or on 020 7882 3835.

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Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th December 2016.

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