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Research Quality Assurance Officer

University of Leicester - Research & Enterprise

Location: Leicester
Salary: £33,518 to £38,833 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 14th September 2018
Job Ref: 272

Hours Per Week: 37.5

About the role

A superb career opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual has become available within our Research Governance Office team for a Research Quality Assurance Officer. The Research Governance Office is an essential core resource for clinical and academic investigators and provides a wide range of services supporting the conduct of investigator-initiated clinical trials. We will rely on you to ensure that the rights, safety and well-being of subjects are protected, and that trial data are credible, accurate and verifiable in the source documents.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that clinical trials are being conducted in accordance with appropriate regulatory, ethical and quality assurance standards, contractual agreements, trial protocol, trial-specific processes and systems, SOPs, regulatory and ethical requirements and ICH-GCP guidelines. You will provide effective and comprehensive research governance support, ensuring clear, user friendly accessible processes, whilst providing robust compliance and reputational protection for the University.

About you

To be considered for this post you will have a first degree and/or significant relevant work experience in a comparable professional setting preferably involving working in Research Governance or Clinical Trials Monitoring. You will also have in-depth knowledge and understanding of compliance and relevant legislation governing clinical trials. It is important that you have evidence of monitoring course attendance and experience of monitoring Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTiMPs) (preferably in a Higher Education setting). This opportunity requires an individual who takes a precise and methodical approach to their work and has the ability to meet strict deadlines.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

This is a full-time permanent position

The post is located at Leicester General Hospital Academic Department and the post holder will be expected to travel on occasion the main University of Leicester campus, other Leicester Hospital Campuses as well as travel to national sites participating in the trial.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made Michelle Muessel, Research Governance Manager on  

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 14 September 2018.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. 

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