Database Developer

University of Leicester - College of Life Sciences - Leicester Clinical Trials Unit

Full-time or part-time to a minimum of 0.75 FTE (between 37.5 and 28 hours per week).
Fixed term contract for 12 months.

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit is undergoing an exciting period of expansion, with new job opportunities arising as a result of an increasing portfolio of trials. We work with both nationally and internationally acclaimed investigators to deliver high quality, high impact clinical research.

We are an ambitious and dynamic Unit, aiming to provide expert, solution-focussed, flexible support to our customers. Our staff are central to achieving this, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join the team. If this sounds like you, read on!

We are seeking to appoint a Database Developer to provide database design, management and maintenance support to the Clinical Trials Unit.

You will be primarily responsible for the design, build and testing of clinical trial databases using Elsevier MACRO or an equivalent off the shelf clinical data management system. You will work with enthusiastic investigators to advise on the available data collection tools, draft a database specification, develop the database and provide ongoing support for the life of the study or trial.

You will also be responsible for drafting testing plans for the databases and supporting peers by testing their databases by following their plans.

You will act as a source of knowledge for the study team around the best way to electronically capture their data, demonstrating the functions of Elsevier MACRO (or equivalent) to support the teams in their goal to collect accurate and complete datasets.

Throughout the lifetime of the database you will support the study team with any amendments, troubleshooting or training needs.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a healthcare, pharmaceutical or University research capacity, with involvement in data management. You will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent, or have broad vocational experience in a related role, however an education to degree level in an IT related subject would be beneficial. You will have good organisational skills, able to maintain a high degree of accuracy when working under pressure and be experienced at working under your own initiative as well as part of a team.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Theresia Bonsell on or 0116 258 8572.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 31 January 2018.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 14 February 2018.

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