Quality Assurance Lead

London, United Kingdom
£46,489 to £51,899 per annum (Grade 6)
27 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Blizard Institute
Reference: QMUL19103
Location: Whitechapel
Closing date: 25-Jul-2019


Blizard Institute

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit Quality Assurance Lead

Applications are invited for the role of Quality Assurance Lead in the UKCRC registered Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) is a fully registered UKCRC trials unit based within the large and vibrant Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and linked with the Centre for Psychiatry, where staff engage in a wide range of applied health research, providing a stimulating work environment. 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.

An undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant (life sciences/nursing/clinical research) background is essential for this post and it would be desirable for the candidate to hold a relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent qualification in quality assurance management.  Proven experience of developing and implementing quality assurance procedures and of conducting risk assessment activities within a clinical research environment is essential, as is experience of conducting monitoring and auditing activities for clinical trials. Experience of line managing staff is also essential as would be experience of training research staff in research governance.  An authoritative knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework surrounding clinical trials (ICH-GCP, Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations, Data Protection Act 1998, Mental Capacity Act, Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care and the Human Tissue Act) is essential.

The successful applicant will join an expanding team of highly motivated and professional staff working on a wide variety of clinical trials.

The post is a full time, fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of August 2019. Starting salary will be in the range of £46,589- £51,899 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Tahera Hussain at t.hussain @qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6916.

Details about the institute can be found at http://www.blizard.qmul.ac.uk, and the PCTU at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/pctu

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 25 July 2019. 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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