Assistant Clinical Trial Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£32,676 - £33,546 per annum
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking an Assistant Clinical Trial Manager who will be responsible for assisting the Clinical Trial Manager in all aspects of the management of the clinical trials in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as motor neuron disease, MND) at King’s College London and King’s College Hospital. This will involve assisting with day-to-day management tasks, developing a well-rounded knowledge of the trial protocols and acting as a point of contact for local and external research teams. The successful candidate will have strong organisation skills and attention to detail, and the ability to communicate clearly. Prior experience of working in a scientific or clinical environment is essential, as is experience of following standard operating procedures and documenting the progress of allocated tasks. 

This new post is an exciting opportunity to join the Motor Neuron Disease (MND) clinical research team, supporting the Trial Manager to ensure the delivery of high-class clinical research. The post holder will assist in the co- ordination/ management of a portfolio of observational and interventional clinical research studies and trials. 

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 01/11/23.

This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting with day-to-day trial management tasks including data management and data entry
  • Liaising with all university departments, relevant ethics and R&D committees, funding bodies etc
  • Ensuring that the trial materials are ready and available to sites 
  • Support with maintaining version control relevant study documents
  • Prepare and support meetings, boards, and committees, including the coordination and distribution of briefing documents and background materials, drafting presentations or taking minutes, as required
  • Support with ensuring all necessary approvals are in place, recruiting sites are initiated, staff are appropriately trained, and recruitment is maximised across all sites ensuring timely recruitment of study participants into studies

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Degree in any life science or numerate discipline, or a professional qualification
  • An understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • An ability to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and the ability to apply this to the workplace
  • Excellent IT skills including working with databases
  • Understanding of R&D funding and sponsor organisations
  • Experience of working in research or clinical trials studies
  • Understanding of medical terminology, either through study or working in a medical environment
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to trials
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own schedule without supervision and that of others
  • Aptitude for learning new skills

Desirable criteria

  • Post graduate qualification with a research methodology element
  • Understanding of NHS research structure and organisation
  • Proven experience of all stages of a clinical trial from start up to closeout
  • Experience in neurodegenerative disease research

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.