The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) is involved in several clinical research projects requiring specialist knowledge to ensure governance compliance of medical research databases as well as support their development and maintenance.
The successful applicant responsibilities will include providing support to users for all aspects related to clinical research databases. As part of their support role, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing training and guidance to empower researchers to plan, implement, use and manage databases. The support will include the development, testing, maintenance and administration of research databases on exiting platforms (e.g. REDCap, XNAT).
They will also be responsible to ensure that the established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are being followed and to ensure that data are collected, stored and managed in full compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements (including the General Data Protection Regulation, The Human Tissue act, etc.), as well as all local and research Regulations (Ethics Board Approvals, Good Clinical Practice guidelines, etc.). They will be responsible for coordinating the data management activities within the School of BMEIS and with external entities such as King’s College London IT or information compliance.
The post holder will have regular communications with clinicians, senior researchers, clinical trial managers, and statisticians to ensure that the managed database systems provide the data required to support translational research. They will ensure senior research staff are aware of data management issues which may affect their research programmes. The post holder will work closely with the research teams to ensure that provided solutions meets the needs of the teams.
The post holder will be working on several projects at any one time and will be expected to manage expectations from end users and implement creative time management skills.
This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-holder develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post-holder recognises this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training and to perform any other duties as may be requested from time to time commensurate with grade.
The post-holder will also:
- Act in a manner that will promote a positive image of the College and the Hospitals at all times.
- Observe the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
- Be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.
- Keep information of a confidential nature strictly confidential and never disclose it either inside or outside work.
This post is a full time fixed term contract for 3 years
- Provide support to members of the School or collaborators to develop, document, test, maintain, and administer research databases (e.g. REDCap, XNAT).
- Develop material for training to members of the School or collaborators to develop, document, test, maintain, and administer research databases (e.g. REDCap, XNAT).
- Take the lead in ensuring that local procedures and governance documents are up-to-date and in line with current legal, regulatory and research governance frameworks while also meeting local needs.
- Checking and reporting that existing Standard Operating Procedures are being followed and develop new ones when required.
- Take a leading role in ensuring that data is collected, recorded and managed in accordance with current legal, regulatory and research governance frameworks.
- As and when required, liaise King’s College London IT and information compliance on behalf of School’s member.
- Liaise and work with developers to build the School’s data infrastructure.
- Carry out any other duties relating to data management as agreed by the School Manager.
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
• Evidence of expertise in the legal, regulatory and research frameworks of research with patient data
• Evidence of using good documentation practice and in writing SOPs
• Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to accurately document technical details and convey complex information clearly
• Experience of working effectively in a team as well as on their own.
• Experience supporting users with no technical knowledge
• Ability to compile, interrogate and analyse data to produce meaningful and accessible reports
• Experience in database development, maintenance, modification, testing and administration
• Process oriented problem solver
• Previous experience of handling confidential information
• Experience of working with IT professionals and understanding of basic concepts.
• Knowledge of at least one computer programming language.
Laura Zappulla, email@example.com
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.