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Data Manager

University of Birmingham - Cancer Research (UK) Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Location: Birmingham, Hybrid
Salary: £25,866 to £27,518 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £30,820. Grade: 4
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 56887

Hybrid working is possible in line with both CRCTU and University of Birmingham policies

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered clinical trials units in the country. The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) is based in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham and specialises in running cancer clinical trials. The Unit has an extensive portfolio of phase I, II and III clinical trials in adults and children covering a wide range of disease sites. The Unit employs a multidisciplinary team of over 180 staff. The CRCTU receives substantial core funding from Cancer Research UK and additional funding from other charities, government and pharmaceutical companies. The CRCTU currently has a vacancy for a Data Manager to join our expanding trial management teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the clinical research data set for one or more clinical trial protocols. Their principal duties will include obtaining, entering and cleaning data from participating sites. They will also provide secretariat services and administrative support to the multi-disciplinary collaborative research group(s) engaged in conducting trials.

Role Summary

Data Managers will provide proactive and important support for the effective delivery of research in the University. You will be involved in all aspects of data collection, management and verification, and accurate input and reporting, including undertaking regular checks to validate and verify information. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and improvement of procedures and protocols.

Main Duties

  • Acting as a key communications point for research teams and other associated members, you will receive and resolve queries through to resolution. 
  • Proactively managing communications with, for example, clinical investigators, research support staff and others in external centres for data collection, ensuring everyone is kept up to date as appropriate.
  • Ensuring confidentiality on all work at all times.
  • Ensuring the smooth day-to day running of the study protocol and the data collection, flagging up any issues to your manager.
  • Abstracting or verifying data from records, possibly involving visits to data collection centres. Checking for any inconsistencies, identifying and resolving any missing, incomplete or contradictory data. You may be asked to visit centres in order to obtain data.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • GCSEs to a minimum of grade C in English and Mathematics grade C minimum (or equivalent level 2 qualification).
  • Experience of medical data coding, data entry and data validation techniques. Able to query and maintain computer databases.
  • Must demonstrate a critical and intelligent attention to detail including high standards of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision to ensure tasks meet agreed deadlines.

Informal enquiries to Anna Lawson (A.L.Lawson@bham.ac.uk)  

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