The UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) at the University of Plymouth provides multi-disciplinary academic support to researchers and clinicians for the design and conduct of high-quality clinical trials and other well designed research studies.
With a growing portfolio of studies, funded by the NIHR and other major non-commercial research funding bodies, we currently have exciting opportunities to get involved with our newly awarded research studies in the following therapeutic areas: Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and hepatology.
To support our expansion, we are seeking two Trial Managers to join the team. You will be assigned one or more studies to manage on a day-to-day basis, based on the needs of the portfolio and the individual’s skills, experience and aspirations. This is an exciting opportunity to join a CTU that has retained full registration status from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) since 2007.
We are looking for a suitably experienced candidates, with energy and enthusiasm to grasp new opportunities and help shape the future of the PenCTU within a committed team. You will work closely with a team of trial managers, data managers, system developers, statisticians, other methodologists and clinicians to develop and manage a portfolio of clinical studies on behalf of investigators across the South West peninsula and further afield.
You must have a good knowledge of all stages in the life cycle of clinical trials. Experience of managing trials of investigational medicinal products and/or trials of complex interventions particularly beneficial.
You should have educational attainment at higher education level in a relevant discipline or comparable level qualification in a clinical or related discipline (or demonstrable equivalent experience). You will write fluently, have excellent oral communication skills, be highly organised, demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and be able to prioritise your workload. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications is essential.
The PenCTU is based within the Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth, with offices on the University of Plymouth’s attractive North Campus at the Plymouth Science Park, Derriford, Plymouth.
These are full-time positions working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. We are open to applications for full or part-time hours and can support various models of working: from fully remote, hybrid working or fully office based. Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Helen Neilens by email at email@example.com.
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 3rd April 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.
A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth’s strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth’s HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.
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