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Quality Assurance Support Officer

Bangor University - School of Medical & Health Sciences

Location: Bangor
Salary: £27,929 to £34,308 Grade 6 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 15th January 2023
Job Ref: BU03008

Applications are invited for the above full-time position within the North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health and Social Care (NWORTH). 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced innovative trials unit. The successful candidate will add capacity to the delivery of research at the Unit. The post holder will work closely with the Quality Assurance Officer, to support the maintenance of the Unit’s reputation for excellence in conducting research of the highest quality. The successful candidate will support the QA officer in maintaining and improving Unit’s quality management system and to ensure that the Unit maintains robust systems and processes to ensure compliance with national and international standards for the conduct of health and social care research.

The successful candidate should have experience of working in a health research environment or with quality assurance processes. A good understanding of research processes and methods is desirable. The post-holder will need to possess meticulous attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work to high standards across a variety of tasks in line with scientific and regulatory requirements.

The post-holder will be accountable to the NWORTH Interim Director and will report to  the Quality Assurance Officer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting quality assurance and quality control activities related to the clinical trials managed by NWORTH and will provide effective guidance to ensure that relevant staff are fully aware of and comply with trial regulations. They will be responsible for supporting the Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), internal auditing, and investigations of non-compliance.

The successful candidate should have a 2 AS Levels or 1 A level or NVQ level 4 or equivalent (HND, Foundation Degree)  in relevant subject area, e.g. law, business administration, health studies or equivalent experience in research or quality assurance. Experience in clinical trials or research governance is desirable. Experience of working in the NHS and/or Higher education and developing a quality management system would be a distinct advantage.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and purposefully with a wide range of internal and external collaborators is essential. The postholder will have the support of the QA Officer and other team members although a level of self-motivation is essential. The role is full-time.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the  post is fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post.

This role will be located on campus at Bangor. Through our Dynamic Working framework, there will also be the option to spend some time working remotely (although remaining in the UK) to support work life balance, which will be discussed further with candidates at interview. 

Applications will also be considered to carry out this role on a part-time or job share basis.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications:  15th January, 2023.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the following for informal discussions regarding the position: Dr Zoë Hoare, Interim Director, tel: (01248) 388840; email z.hoare@bangor.ac.uk or Dr Kirstie Pye, Quality Assurance Officer, tel: (01248) 388893; e-mail: k.pye@bangor.ac.uk.

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