Data Manager

University of Birmingham - Institute for Applied Health Research

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit

Band 400

We are looking to appoint a Data Manager to provide administrative support to the multi-disciplinary collaborative Trial research group(s) engaged in conducting trials.

The Data Manager is responsible for the clinical research data set for one or more clinical trial(s) protocols which are designed to improve the treatment and care of patients. Day to day principal duties include obtaining, entering and cleaning data from participating sites.

The NIHR has announced its first ever investment in Global Surgery research, awarding £7m funding for the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery to be led by the University of Birmingham. This initial investment is for four years and will build capacity through a collaboration of three Universities (Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick) by establishing five overseas hubs (West Africa, South Africa, Central and East Africa, Central America and South Asia). The hubs will extend further into at least 40 hospitals in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) who will collectively carry out research to evaluate and improve surgical practice

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 under the Directorship of Professor 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.

As a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered CTU, the BCTU’s experience in co-ordinating multi-centre clinical trials, the presence of expert staff and robust quality assurance systems, and evidence of long-term viability of capacity for trial co-ordination is well recognised. The unit receives National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CTU funding to support the unit in developing and supporting NIHR trials. Our aim is to help stimulate, develop, conduct, support, analyse and report high quality clinical research to generate more reliable evidence on causes and best treatment of a wide range of diseases. The Unit has a strong track record of coordinating cutting edge clinical trials from initiation through to completion.

Starting salary within the range of £19,156 to £20,514 with potential progression to £25,009

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