TCTU ECLS Data Coordinator

University of Dundee - Health and Clinical Services

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)

Grade 4 £18,777 - £21,585

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the TCTU Data Management Team supporting an established clinical research project. The project, “Detection in blood of autoantibodies to tumour antigens as a case-finding method in lung cancer using the EarlyCDT-lung test: ECLS study” is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial, involving 12,000 participants recruited through primary care and is funded by the Scottish Executive and an industry partner.


Maintenance of the computerised systems

Preparation of data for analysis including collating data discrepancies, providing discrepancy reports for trialists and assisting with data updates.

Administrative support for the ECLS study

As the study is multi centre, travel to sites across the UK may be required.

The post is for 12 months in the first instance

See job description for full details

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications



  • GCE/GCSE/O/Standard grades


  • Training in Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience of health research

Work and Other Experience


  • Excellent keyboard skills
  • Good working knowledge of using databases
  • Experience of writing reports


  • Experience of clinical trial/health research

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work with a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Willing to travel

College / School / Directorate Information

The Tayside Academic Health Sciences Centre (TAHSC) was formally established by the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside on the 1st of January 2010. In collaboration with other Health Boards (Fife and Forth Valley) TAHSC forms the Eastern node of the Scottish Academic Health Science Collaboration (SAHSC). The Tayside part of this Eastern node is now known as the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) and combines the research strengths of the University of Dundee with NHS Tayside. For more information on the role of TASC and support available for clinical researchers in Tayside visit

The Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU) is a division of TASC and has been given full registration by the UKCRC. The TCTU’s role is to provide support and services to investigators, delivering high quality trial design from idea conception through protocol development and onto publication. In addition, the TCTU aims to improve the success and quality of clinical trials. Visit for more information.

Additional Information

The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096. 

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