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(Senior) Clinical Trials Database Developer/Data Manager - QMUL23105

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: Salary depending on experience will be either a Grade 4 or Grade 5
Reference: QMUL23105
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 22-Oct-2020
Closing date: 22-Nov-2020

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School of Medicine and Dentistry
Institute of Population Health Sciences
Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology

Clinical Trials Data Manager/Database Developer
Senior Clinical Trials Data Manager/Database Developer


About the Role
We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced Clinical Trials Data Manager/Database Developer to join our expanding team of highly motivated data management and IT staff in supporting a growing portfolio of clinical trials. The post holder will take responsibilities for data management and database activities for two of our main studies (CHARIOT-MS and another upcoming study).  

The focus of the role will be to design and build study databases and coordinate data management activities for these two studies using electronic data capture (EDC) systems such as OpenClinica and RedCap. It will also involve liaison with and advice to senior investigators and study teams, as well as training and supporting end users. Appropriate training and support to carry out the role will be given as required.

About You
An undergraduate degree, with relevant experience of building trial databases using EDC systems in clinical research is required. Also among the essential requirements are experience of developing relevant data management processes and documentation, as well as a good understanding of the regulatory framework around data protection and information governance.

About the School/Department/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.

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 Whitechapel Campus in London, and remote working can be considered. It is full or part time (up to 35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for two years initially, with an expected start date as soon as possible in 2020. The appointment will be made at Grade 4 or Grade 5 depending on experience. 

The starting salary if appointed at Data Manager/Database Developer level will be Grade 4 in the range of £34,220 - £40,194 per annum pro rata; and if appointed at Senior Data Manager/Database Developer level it will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum pro rata, all 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 22 November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.
The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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