Data and Systems Officer

University of Oxford

We have an exciting opportunity for a Data and Systems Officer to join our growing clinical trials unit. The Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU) specialises in the design, delivery and administration of trials across the field of Respiratory Medicine, as well as supporting trials led by other teams. Our scope of work includes clinical trials at all phases, Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPs), medical device trials, cohort and epidemiological studies. Research areas include, COVID-19 and Long COVID, pleural diseases, COPD, asthma, and respiratory sleep and breathing disorders.  The Unit is currently working on the EXPLAIN trial (Hyperpolarised Xenon Magnetic Resonance Pulmonary Imaging In Patients with Long-COVID) which is looking at a novel imaging technique to try understand why some individuals with Long-COVID struggle with breathlessness on exertion, and through our collaboration with the Oxford Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit, we are supporting the national priority trial, PANORAMIC (Platform Adaptive trial of Novel antivirals for early treatment of covid-19 in the community).

This post requires an analytical, proactive and motivated individual ideally with experience of data management in a research context, and proven abilities in data collection systems design and testing, query management, and time management skills. The Data and Systems Officer will perform a range of data- & systems-related activities across clinical trials and research projects run by the Oxford Respiratory Trials Unit (ORTU) – including designing data capture & storage solutions, user support, data management and reporting. You must have strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to independently manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines. You will have excellent IT skills, proven attention to detail and the ability to identify and resolve issues as they arise. You must be able to interpret and process large amounts of complex information and be able to follow procedures. Graduates with a degree in a scientific, IT or numerate subject or candidates with equivalent experience are invited to apply.

Reporting to the Lead for IT Systems and Data Management, and interacting with a multi-disciplinary team including Chief Investigators and third-party vendors, the post holder will conduct the development and configuration of data capture solutions for upcoming studies and will be accountable for the oversight and timely delivery of clinical trial data and documentation according to agreed timelines and quality expectations. Previous data management experience, ideally gained from a clinical research environment will be needed but adequate training will be provided, with multiple opportunities to learn and develop.

This post is full time (part-time 0.5 FTE, 18.75 hours per week will be considered) and fixed term for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension. Flexible working patterns, in the form of remote working can be agreed with your manager. Requests for an informal discussion should be sent to Daphne Parramon-Dhawan ([email protected]).

Whilst the role is a Grade 6 position with a salary of £30,502 – £36,386 per annum with a  discretionary range of up to £39,745 (pro rata for part-time) we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which the appointment would be at Grade 5 (£27,131 – £32,348 p.a pro rata for part time) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received by midday on 20th March 2023 can be considered.

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The University of Oxford offers excellent staff benefits, including 38 days of paid leave (pro rata for part-time staff and staff who work a non-standard week), inclusive of public holidays and closure days.

The University offers a range of travel discounts to staff.

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