Clinical Trials Assistant

University of London

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Department of Medical Statistics

£28,614 to £32,307
per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 October 2023
Reference:  EPH-MS-2023-09

LSHTM, a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

We are based within the Department of Medical Statistics and are part of Clinical Trials at the largest school of public health in Europe. We work with a network of collaborators from over 50 countries supporting trial coordinating centres in Pakistan, Nigeria and Tanzania. Our special interest is in the conduct of large international multi-centre trials, and have an international reputation for practice changing clinical trials, especially in the area of trauma and emergency care, like: MRC CRASH trial (10,000 patients with traumatic brain injury), the CRASH-2 trial (20,000 patients with traumatic bleeding) and the WOMAN trial (20,000 women with postpartum bleeding), CRASH-3 trial (12,737 patients with traumatic brain injury), HALT-IT trial (12,000 patients with gastrointestinal bleeding). Our portfolio of work includes Phase 1, 2 and 3 trials, on improving the efficiency of trials to improve quality, reduce cost and reduce our carbon footprint, including trial design, recruitment, retention for trials, monitoring efficient ways of conducting clinical trials.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical Trials Assistant. The post-holder will support the Trial Manager and play a key role in the day-to-day Trial Management aspects of clinical trials being conducted by the Clinical Trials Team. The role will support some of the administrative aspects of the trial and will ensure a professional and courteous service to trial collaborators and delivery in a reliable and compliant manner, in accordance with clinical trials regulations and ethical requirements.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or the equivalent relevant experience, proven relevant experience of working in research, excellent organisational skills, excellent written, oral communication and numeric skills, ability to prioritise to meet deadlines. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months with potential extension depending on availability of funding. The post is jointly funded by B&MGF/WT and is available immediately.

The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 3 in the range £28,614 – £32,307 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year as well as discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.

Applications should be made on-line via our jobs website . Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if appointed. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected] .

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV”, “Yes” or “No” will not be considered acceptable and will not be scored.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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