Trial Co-ordinator

University of Leicester - Clinical Trials Unit

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

Diabetes Research Centre

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit

Fixed term contract for 12 months

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

The Trial Co-ordinator will be expected to manage and pro-actively support both trial-management and administrative systems and procedures relating to the set-up and running of clinical trials/research studies. This role will involve working closely with the LCTU trials manager(s), data-management & IT/statistical staff in addition to study investigators, study teams, technical support staff and administrative staff. The role will include the facilitation of obtaining all regulatory and governance approvals for the study, setting up the study at site, assisting with the identification and implementation of recruitment methods, and day to day management of the study. It may also involve liaising with GPs, primary care organisations and other external departments. The trial co-ordinator will also be expected to supervise any clerical staff and ensure that activity is delivered to set standards and timelines.

Key aspects of the role (dependent upon the trial) include tasks such as liaising with participants, organising trial visits, producing data for reports and meetings, preparing documents for ethical approval and liaison with other research staff and sites. The post-holder will also be responsible for maintaining the study files (electronic & paper) in accordance with GCP and ensuring the smooth running of the studies to time & to target and preparation of reports to funders & regulatory bodies.

With excellent written & oral communication skills, highly developed organisational skills and an ability to work under their own initiative, the successful candidate will have experience of working in a trial/project co-ordination role in a similar setting and excellent IT/computer skills, particularly databases. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience within the NHS or a higher education environment and knowledge of research processes, procedures and guidelines. The successful candidate may have to travel to other sites to support trial management activities and participant recruitment. Whilst typical hours are within the working week (Monday to Friday), a flexible approach to working hours is essential to cover the occasional evening or weekend recruitment event. The post will commence as soon as possible, subject to satisfactory legal and mandatory checks.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Stephanie Goldby, Senior Project Lead on 0116 258 8303 or Sarah Edwards, Trial Manager on 0116 258 8624.

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 16 January 2017.

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