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Senior Clinical Trials Database Developer - QMUL23104

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23104
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 16-Dec-2020
Closing date: 07-Feb-2021

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About the Role

We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced Senior Clinical Trials Database Developer to join our expanding team of highly motivated data management and IT staff in supporting a growing portfolio of clinical trials. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with a number of trial teams working on a variety of clinical trials in important priority areas for the NHS. These include trials exploring ways of delivering primary care, trials focusing on women's health and mental health, and trials related to bowel conditions and surgery.

The focus of the role will be to design, develop and support study databases using electronic data capture (EDC) systems such as OpenClinica or RedCap. It will also involve oversight of database development activities for specific studies including planning and project-managing those activities in liaison with key stakeholders to ensure trial databases are timely developed to the required standard.

About You

An undergraduate degree, with substantial relevant experience of building and testing EDC databases in clinical research is required. Also among the essential requirements is the experience of training and supporting end users, and a good understanding of the regulatory framework around data protection and information governance will be an advantage.

About the Institute

The newly established Institute of Population Health Science is a world class, multidisciplinary grouping of academics.  Its focus is on population health sciences, spanning public and global health, health services research, health policy, genomics and data science, behavioural and social sciences. IPHS delivers evidence to implement health system change for population benefit.

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit is a fully registered UKCRC trials unit based within the Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology.  The PCTU leads and supports clinical trials in which the primary question of interest relates to intervention effectiveness: whether an intervention works under real-life conditions. It also carries out and supports pilot studies for these trials. The unit focuses particularly on trials of complex interventions.


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 or part time, fixed term appointment for two years, with an expected start date as soon as possible. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, 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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The closing date for applications is 07 February 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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