Human Resources

Data Management Lead - QMUL25928

Department: Wolfson Institute for Population Health
Salary: £48,035 - £53,625 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL25928
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 20-Aug-2021
Closing date: 26-Sep-2021

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About the Role

We are looking for an experienced senior data manager or database developer with leadership experience to lead our team of clinical trials data management and database development staff in supporting a growing portfolio of clinical trials in important priority areas for the NHS. The role is new, reflecting the expansion of the team, and we expect the post-holder to have significant input to further strategic development of the team, and systems and processes. The job is located within the UKCRC registered Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit.

The focus of the role will be to provide leadership on all data management and database development activities across the lifecycle, including liaison with and advice to study teams, planning, building and supporting new and existing study databases for clinical research, using EDC systems such as OpenClinica and RedCap. It will also involve developing and documenting data management processes, as well as line management and supervision of junior colleagues.

About You

An undergraduate degree or above, with substantial relevant experience in data management or database development is required.  Also among the essential requirements are in-depth experience of building and managing study databases with EDC tools, experience of developing and documenting data management processes and SOPs, line management experience, as well as a good understanding of the regulatory framework around data management and information governance.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit is a fully registered UKCRC trials unit based within the Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology. More info on the PCTU at

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London, and remote working can be considered. It is full time (35 hours per week) or part time (minimum 3 days per week), fixed term appointment for two years initially, with an expected start date as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £48,035 - £53,625 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

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To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 26 September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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