Senior Trials Manager

The National Foundation for Educational Research

New opportunity not to be missed. NFER is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Senior Trials Manager to join the team based in Slough or our York office. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £34,240 – £46,016 per annum; placement on scale according to qualifications and experience.

The NFER Education Trials Unit is recruiting a Senior Trials Manager to lead part of a growing portfolio of randomised controlled trials currently in progress.

We wish to appoint a Senior Trials Manager who has expertise in the design, management and reporting of randomised evaluations. We are interested in applications from enthusiastic individuals who understand the statistical underpinnings of an RCT and are capable of making management decisions that result in the most robust conclusions from the trial within the budget available. Whilst the post holder will work primarily as part of the Trials Unit, they will also be able to work on a variety of other quantitative projects such as quasi-experiments and surveys. 

We are looking for an experienced individual who can lead a number of trials and is capable of working with different research teams across NFER. They will report directly to the Head of the Trials Unit.

Essential qualities & qualifications required by the Senior Trials Manager:

  • Degree in a related subject.
  • An experienced trial manager in an educational or clinical field;
  • An excellent understanding of multi-site and cluster-randomised designs, consent issues, data collection, the timing of trial milestones and how the design and management of the trial relates to analysis;
  • Excellent writing skills for the drafting of proposals, trial protocols and reports;
  • Well qualified in quantitative research methods;
  • An understanding of educational issues;
  • Proven experience with examples;
  • Able to lead data managers, statisticians and education researchers within project teams; and
  • Able to make trial management decisions that trade off bias avoidance and improved precision with project budget.

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

Our offices are located in lovely grounds a mile from the town centre; communications by road and rail are excellent.

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’; further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checking procedure are in the attached Further Particulars for this post.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th October 2017

Interviews will be held: w/c 13th November 2017

If you have an enthusiastic can do mentality and a willingness to challenge yourself in order to push your learning and progress your career as a Senior Trials Manager please click ‘Apply’ below.

No Agencies please, if you are an agency please respect our policy of no cold calling.

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