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Clinical Trials Coordinator (Fixed Term)

This new post is to lead a team of clinical trial coordinators within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, who are coordinating 2a and 2b trials in degenerative brain diseases (Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases) as well as head injury, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune psychosis.

This post will be based in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Clinical Trials Unit (CCTU) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The key job roles of the Clinical Trials Coordinator are:

To facilitate and co-ordinate the set-up and conduct of clinical trials and/or clinical studies working closely with a team of trial coordinators, chief investigators and their teams.

To have responsibility for setting-up participating sites in multi-centre trials and ensuring that all data and samples are collected following the protocol.

Understanding of good clinical research practice, relevant legislation and research governance will be essential in this role, with experience of preparation of documents for REC and MHRA review, including patient information leaflets, research protocols, consent forms, and questionnaires.

The role holder will need a degree in a relevant subject or be qualified through appropriate research experience. Please see the 'Further Information' document for a full list of requirements for this role.

The post-holder will need excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, together with research experience and skills in coordinating clinical trials.

There are additional opportunities for contribution to patient and public engagement, in an outstanding and vibrant patient-oriented research environment.

For questions relating to the post, please contact Danielle Daft at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing Date - 21st February 2019

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager

Please quote reference RR18118 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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Further information

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