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. The MRC Clinical Trials Unit is at the forefront of resolving internationally important questions, primarily in infectious diseases, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
About the role
The Trial and Study management group within the Unit manages the coordination of the clinical trials in collaboration with scientists from the disease themes and the Data System Management group. The Trial Managers at the Unit interact closely with the Statisticians, Clinical Project Managers, Project Leads, Data Managers, Data Scientist, Programmers and Trials Assistants as part of the Trial team.
We currently have vacancies to work within the Unit. The Trial Manager post is responsible for the day to day co-ordination of their clinical study/ies, working with the other members of the team and the sites to ensure the successful delivery of the study. The main duties of the post include training the site staff on the trial procedures, writing documentation, monitoring the data and ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met in a timely manner. These posts would suit an enthusiastic individual with recent experience in the coordination of clinical trials involving Investigational Medicinal Products, and an excellent knowledge of current regulatory requirements governing clinical trials including a practical understanding of GCP. We are looking for someone with good scientific and clinical trial acknowledge. On-site monitoring experience, good communication skills, an ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team, experience of study trial documentation development, excellent attention to detail and organisational skills and a willingness to travel within the UK and/or internationally are essential. Knowledge of cancer/HIV or Tuberculosis trials, and experience of supervising/mentoring staff would be advantageous. Successful applicants will have excellent organisational and communication skills as well as good attention to detail. Applicants should have the ability to work as part of a team and independently, using initiative where appropriate. These posts are open ended with funding for 12 months in the first instance.
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 (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days).
Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme.
Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
On-Site nursery On-site gym Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.
Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service.