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Research Portfolio Officer - QMUL26297

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £31,613 - £37,036 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26297
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 01-Oct-2021
Closing date: 22-Oct-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute, Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine

Research Portfolio Officer, QMUL25176

Applications are invited for a Research Portfolio Officer to facilitate efficient set-up of hosted clinical trials. The post will be based in the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine (CECM), Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. The post holder will be required to visit other local hospital sites regularly.

The successful candidate will be required to proactively build and establish excellent working relationships with Life Science Industry Partners, providing them with a single point of contact service for the CECM. In addition, the post-holder will be required to coordinate the collation of accurate documentation and information for study set-up, conduct portfolio reviews in conjunction with the clinical leads to ensure studies are assessed for feasibility and timelines are being met. This role is expected to assist with the training and supervision of junior staff, this may involve participation in the induction of new staff. Also, the post-holder will be required to provide regular feedback to the management team regarding study progress and any issues that arise regarding the set-up of the clinical trials.

Essential requirements for the post include significant experience of working in a clinical research management environment as well as detailed knowledge of clinical trial development process and clinical trial regulations. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team as well as self-motivation and ability to work flexibly are also essential.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
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 Charterhouse Campus in London. It is a full time post (35 hours / week), fixed term for 12 months, with an immediate expected start date. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £31,613 - £37,076 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.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kelly Mousa at or on 020 7882 8197.


The closing date for applications is 22nd October 2021.


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