Temporary Senior Clinical Research Governance Manager

University of Dundee - Health and Clinical Services

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
Temporary post, 6 months in the first instance.
1.0 FTE (some flexibility regarding FTE may be negotiated).

You will be employed by University of Dundee as a critical managerial appointment for the Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC), NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. The post holder has responsibility for ensuring that clinical research involving human participants in the University and NHS Tayside is compliant with the applicable governance and/or regulations through the provision of advice, support and guidance to researchers in a wide variety of clinical research-related activities.

This is a senior business critical role providing leadership and expertise to TASC, the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and the research community in Tayside and will provide strategic level support for governance related activities. The successful candidate will be closely involved in delivery of a quality management programme to ensure research quality and GCP compliance, with particular reference to MHRA GCP Inspection.

You will support the TASC Board R&D Director and Senior Management and will have highly developed, current specialist knowledge of the clinical research industry and the NHS environment. You will have relevant qualifications or equivalent experience to degree and/or postgraduate level and proven experience in line management of clinical research support teams.

Informal enquiries to Graeme Boyle, Senior R&D Manager, Level 3, Residency Block, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School. Email: w.g.boyle@dundee.ac.uk Tel: 01382 383892.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Please refer to full Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications

  • A postgraduate degree in bioscience, nursing or another clinical area to Masters level together with extensive experience/knowledge in the management of clinical (human) research OR significant vocational and relevant management experience, demonstrating management ability and specialist knowledge in an appropriate professional or specialist area.

Work Experience

  • Expert working knowledge of the requirements of research governance.
  • Proven risk management experience.
  • Expert knowledge of UK wide NH R&D processes.
  • Management of governance data.


  • Leading on GPC compliance and preparation required for inspections by MHRA or other regulatory bodies.

Personal Qualities and abilities

  • Excellent presentation, communications and interpersonal skills.

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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