Head of Data Management

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 per annum
07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term or 36 months
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1598521CM-R

Are you a data management expert with the experience to take on a senior leadership role?

The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (SCTU) has a rare and exciting opportunity to join our senior team as the Head of Data Management.

In this role you will be working within an industry-leading trials unit, with expertise in the design, conduct and publication of multicentre, interventional clinical trials and other well-designed studies.

This role will see you lead a well-established team with a reputation for clinical data excellence and a vast experience of working with site teams and industry partners to ensure the integrity and authenticity of trial data.

You will join an experienced leadership team with a passion to drive the unit forward and cement our position as one of the leading CTUs in the UK.

As an employee of the University of Southampton you will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package which includes:

  • A generous holiday entitlement, including bank holidays and university closure days per year.
  • Qualification for the USS pension scheme, with a large employer contributions to your pension. 
  • Employee benefits such as the access to the Cycle to Work Scheme, the new Low Emissions Car Scheme, and University discounts at hundreds of shops, services and businesses across the south.
  • The vacancy for Head of Data Management is due to the post holder retiring. You will work in close consultation with the SCTU Director, Associate Directors and senior leadership team. 

You will have proven data management experience and a track record of leading a team Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements are key to this role, as well as skill level equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree (in science, business or other area relevant to the role). 

Having worked within a UKCRC CTU is desirable but not essential. 

This position is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 36 months. 

The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit is a UKCRC registered CTU and is core-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK). We are located within the state-of-the-art Centre for Cancer Immunology building at Southampton General Hospital. 

Our trials cover the complete spectrum of clinical practice, from primary care through to tertiary referral medicine, including cancer care, experimental therapeutics, surgery, supportive care and prevention.  Undertaking multi-centre early and late phase clinical trials, we work nationally and internationally to create the evidence for patient benefit that will directly influence routine clinical practice in the NHS and overseas. 

As part of the NIHR and CRUK infrastructure we have close working relationships with our partners, including the Southampton CRUK Centre and Experimental Cancer Research Centre and NIHR partners across Wessex such as the NIHR Research Design Service, NIHR Clinical Research Network, Clinical Research Facility, Biomedical Research Centre, the Wessex Institute and University Hospital Southampton.

For informal queries please contact Peta Durrant, Head of Operations,

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1598521CM-R on all correspondence.