Study Support Service Manager

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust - Research and Development

Job Ref: 321-JC-077-RD-A
Hours: f/t 37.5 pw
Fixed-term contract

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas. The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the Thames Valley and South Midlands area.

We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care, and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area. We make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the Thames Valley and South Midlands area. This includes Trusts, primary care organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services.

Clinical research is delivered through 6 Divisions within the network, covering a total of 30 disease-specific specialty groups. We are seeking to recruit a Study Support Service Lead to be work within the Cross Divisional and Support Services Team.

The Study Support Service is a national service offered for both non-commercial and commercial studies and supports the work of chief investigators and sponsors at all stages of the research process enabling successful delivery of studies led from the region. The service involves:

Early Contact and Engagement, Early Feedback, Site Identification, Effective Study Start up and optimising delivery. Further details can be found at:

This is a senior role within the network and the post holder will be required to play a key role in leading and developing the study support team and service within the Thames Valley.

The successful candidate will be qualified to degree level and have proven leadership and management abilities. They would be expected to have experience working within or closely with the research and Development areas in the NHS. The post holder would be expected to work with minimal supervision and able to develop and implement an efficient service.

For an informal enquiry, please contact Dr Mark Dolman, Cross Divisional and Support Services Team Manager, CRN: Thames Valley and South Midlands on 07776 477724, or email

Closing date: 23 February 2017

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