Data Manager

University of Birmingham - Institute for Applied Health Research

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

We are looking for a Data Manager to join the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit to support the clinical research being undertaken by the unit.

Applications are invited for a Data Manager within the trial management team at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. You will work with trial coordinators, statisticians and computer programmers for one or more trials within BCTU’s expanding portfolio of clinical trials.

The work will involve assisting with the collection, computerisation, checking and querying of patient data from questionnaires and forms, ensuring accurate and timely data are recorded for the trial. You will handle queries from doctors and nurses and resolve routine problems with the data. You will be a member of the randomisation team, taking calls from clinicians and registering patients on the trials database.

You should be educated to ‘A’ level, NVQ4 or equivalent, have previous experience within a data-handling environment with excellent IT skills, good attention to detail and the ability to work both largely independently as well as effectively as part of a team. An understanding of medical terminology, either through study or working in medical environment would be an advantage.

The Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) is a leading national clinical trials unit (CTU) within the College of Medical & Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham specialising in the design, conduct and analysis of definitive clinical trials and test evaluation studies.

In early 2016, the existing BCTU and the Primary Care Clinical Research and Trials Unit (PC-CRTU) combined to form a new, enlarged BCTU, under the Directorship of Prof Peter Brocklehurst.

BCTU was established in 1997, and has evolved into one of the largest and most effective CTUs in the UK, undertaking high quality late phase clinical trials, diagnostic and test evaluation studies, systematic reviews and methodological research across a wide range of disease areas in both the primary and secondary care settings.  BCTU has a strong human resource base of over 100 people, with specialist statistical, methodological, trial management, quality assurance and database development expertise, who currently oversee the design, setup, coordination, analysis and reporting of the Unit’s clinical trial research.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £19,156 to £20,514. With potential progression once in post to £25,009 a year.

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