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Principal Clinical Research Fellow

UCL - UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology

Location: London
Salary: £60,592 to £65,823
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: B02-04159

About Us

UCL Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology is formally comprised of two research departments: The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL (MRC CTU) and the Comprehensive Clinical Trials Unit at UCL (CCTU). The Institute is a centre of excellence for the conduct of all phases of clinical trials, meta-analysis, and epidemiological studies, across a range of diseases. Key areas of focus for the Institute are continuing to deliver innovations in trial methodology to improve outcomes for patients and training and developing the next generation of trialists.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Clinical Research Fellow to undertake a lead role within the UNITE4TB trial. The aim of the trial is to accelerate the development of new, short course treatments for tuberculosis.

The leadership role on the UNITE4TB trial will include providing medical input into protocol amendments and study documents, oversight of pharmacovigilance and medical monitoring activities, undertaking site and investigator training and supervising Contract Research Organisations (CRO). In this role the postholder will work as a key member of the Trial Management Team working closely with the Clinical Project Manager and overall clinical lead and will receive support from a dedicated team of trial and data managers working on the trial. They will also provide supervision for clinical fellows working on the trial and liaise closely with academic and industry partners in the international consortium.

The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.

About You

As the successful candidate you will be expected to have prior experience in medical aspects of clinical trials ideally in the field of infectious diseases or tuberculosis and experience in co-ordinating multi-centre studies.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to a proven ability to lead the development, implementation and management of research projects effectively. It is expected that you will operate with the highest ethical and professional standards in research and education.

You will be educated to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent and hold Membership to the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) or equivalent. An active publication record in peer reviewed/refereed journals or invited presentations is essential.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday
  • Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted medical insurance

Please note that we are unable to support visa sponsorship for this role.

Information about the Institute is available via the MRC CTU at UCL website: https://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/

EDI Commitment

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.

These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

You can read about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion

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