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Senior Trial Manager

University of Birmingham - Institute of Applied Health Research - The College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 with potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd May 2020
Closes: 10th June 2020
Job Ref: 58101

Full time

Duration: Fixed term contract for up to 31st March 2021

Grade/band: Grade 7

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year

Closing Date: 10th June 2020

Job Purpose

We are looking to appoint a Senior Trial Manager responsible for managing a portfolio of trials associated with the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery and the staff working on those trials. In addition to actively coordinating trials including contributing to the design, conduct, analysis, publication and presentation of clinical trials research

The position is within the BCTU Global Surgery team, working closely with the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, we are ideally looking for the candidate to have some experience of running trials in a surgical and/or international setting which will be required to travel internationally as part of the role.

Main Responsibilities

  • Take a fundamental role in the design and preparation of new clinical trial research proposals and make a personal contribution to the Clinical Trial Unit’s research activity and profile. This will include preparation of costings and grant applications; writing and editing the protocol, and design of case report forms and databases used to collect research data.
  • Keep up to date with current research literature and developments in the clinical speciality relevant to the portfolio of trials and the profession of clinical trial management. Maintain relevant bibliographies by regular literature searches and critical review. Bring ideas for innovative trials to the attention of the relevant clinical lead. Write literature reviews, develop and publish innovative approaches to improving trial methodology.
  • Take primary responsibility for ensuring that trial research data is complete and accurate. Work closely with members of the statistical team to validate the data set.
  • Promote the research portfolio of trials for the relevant clinical specialty by the preparation of newsletters, posters and by presenting at local, national and occasionally international scientific meetings.

Person Specification

  • A higher degree (PhD or MSc) in a relevant biomedical science or associated subject with experience of clinical trials research (for some roles a proven track record of successfully obtaining research funding from a recognised funding body will suffice) or a graduate with strong experience as a Trial Manager and a proven ability to taken on a senior role.
  • Experience preparing regulatory and ethics submissions; grant applications; writing and/or amending protocols; patient information sheets; case report forms; reports, and other relevant clinical trial management documentation.
  • Experience preparing publications and submitting grant applications.
  • Ability to meet the travel needs of the post which include travel nationally and internationally on occasion.

For informal inquiries please contact Hayley Walton,

Closing date: 10th June 2020 Reference: 58101

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