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​​Clinical Trials Feasibility Associate​

Employer
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£43,205 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

About Us

The King’s Health Partners Clinical Trials Office (KHP-CTO) is a collaboration between King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Established to provide a single interface for those wishing to conduct clinical research within the partner organisations, and to ensure that there are common, efficient processes for the set up and administration of clinical trials.

The Clinical Trials Feasibility Associate (CTFA) is part of a busy team providing an efficient and effective study set-up service for investigators, companies and contract research organisations that are engaging in commercial clinical research within the partner organisations. Members of the team work closely with our research teams and clients to determine the feasibility of proposed commercial projects.

About the Role

If successful, you will conduct and determine the feasibility of proposed commercial clinical research projects across a broad range of therapeutic areas for our partner organisations.Ensuring feasibility assessments are conducted robustly to King’s Health Partner’s SOPs and to develop systems and processes to increase speed and efficiency of the feasibility process.

As a pivotal university wide role, you will work closely with academic, clinical and other staff, at all levels and across the partner organisations, providing appropriate advice and developing effective working relationships to help grow clinical research activity. You will manage the expressions of interest process for commercial trials received from companies, contract research organisations and various research networks Eg. National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.

This is a full time  (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to degree level or possess equivalent relevant experience including knowledge of medical, scientific and/ or research terminology.    
  2. Experience of commercial research feasibility and set up within the NHS. 
  3. Knowledge, understanding and experience of the legal, regulatory, and statutory governance of clinical trials. Including GCP.
  4. Ability to analyse and interpret research management information to make sound judgements regarding a range of highly complex research management issues. Problem solving as necessary.
  5. Knowledge of current national systems and structures for the approval, management, and monitoring of clinical research in the NHS.
  6. Excellent organisational and time management skills. A self-starter who can work largely unsupervised with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  7. Strong computer skills (proficient with MS Word, Excel and Web-based applications). 
  8. Demonstrably high levels of accuracy and attention to detail

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience in delivery of clinical research within the NHS.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills – tactful and being able to deal with a wide range of people in an enthusiastic and helpful manner whilst being capable of firmly maintaining policies and regulations. 
  3. Experience working in a fast-paced work environment, with on a broad portfolio of projects with multiple competing priorities. 
  4. Educated at post-graduate level

Downloading a copy of our Job Description 

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held on week commencing 10th June

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

Company

King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

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