DenTCRU Operations and Strategic Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a sharp attention to detail, a keenness to drive forward a research agenda and strong managerial leadership for a burgeoning research portfolio? Are you an enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and coordination skills? Would you like to manage a purpose built dental translational and clinical research unit and a research portfolio both within the facility and the local community?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead trial management for the Dental Translational and Clinical Research Unit (DenTCRU).  As DenTCRU Operations and Strategic Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of activities, from coordinating funding applications, supporting ethical approvals and providing governance oversight, study set-up through to study closure, publication and dissemination events. You will also support the development of the research portfolio through training, oversight and day-today management of the DenTCRU staff, and ensure appropriate development and expansion of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure highest standards of clinical governance. DenTCRU is a key strategic hub for the NIHR Leeds Clinical Research Facility which provides access to a larger Trial Management team and infrastructure. 

Applicants should have excellent communication and project management skills, extensive experience in multi-centre clinical trial co-ordination and management, working knowledge of the regulatory and governance environment relating to clinical trials. To facilitate the development and delivery of the DenTCRU portfolio of research will need to both lead and be able to work well within multidisciplinary teams. Typically these teams comprise a range of health professionals spanning dentistry and medicine, basic scientists, methodologists (trialists, statisticians, health economists and qualitative researchers), and representatives of key external stakeholders (such as, external clinical trials units (CTUs), clinical research organisations (CROs) and representatives of the Office of the Chief Dental Officer). Experience of working at the interface of the NHS and University Institutions (for trial operations and finance) will be invaluable to the post holder.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Sue Pavitt, Director of DenTCU

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6985, email:  

(Please cc in DenTCRU PA: Ayna Beden

Further Information: The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry gained the Silver award in October 2017. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:      School of Dentistry
Category:      Professional & Managerial
Grade:      Grade 8
Salary:      £41,526 to £49,553 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Ongoing
Closing Date:      Monday 21 October 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief

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