Associate Clinical Trials Manager

University of Central Lancashire - Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit

Hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 24 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed

We are looking for enthusiastic professionals to join the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). Lancashire CTU has been set up to manage health related trials for UCLan and external organisations. Associate Clinical Trials Managers support the management, initiation and day-to-day running and closure of trial centres. The post holder will have responsibility for implementing and maintaining trial site administrative systems to ensure that all key responsibilities are met, and will monitor and record recruitment of participants into trials, reporting on such issues as required to the Trial Manager Team/Principal Clinical Trials Manager. It is not expected applicants will have detailed knowledge of all these activities from the outset but will be supported to acquire knowledge and skills during the probationary period.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of research activities in a clinical setting either as a researcher/research practitioner or as part of the clinical team (Nursing or Therapy) and experience of working within the NHS or in a clinical academic research setting. A first degree (or equivalent professional qualification e.g. RGN) in a relevant discipline is required.

Good Clinical Practice certification or able to show an understanding of the principles (at interview) is essential. Self-motivated and a good communicator, the post holder will be able to work effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a range of professional backgrounds and levels of seniority. The post holder will also be able to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of clinical trial protocols and be able to communicate this clearly to professionals and lay persons.

This role may require periods of extensive travel as required by projects.

For further information on role and responsibilities or to discuss relevance of previous experience please contact Denise Forshaw, Principal Clinical Trials Manager on 01772 893713 or email to arrange discussion

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CV's will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form

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