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Quality Assurance Manager - Clinical Trials

Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.

Closing date: 12:00 noon, Wednesday 4th December 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) to join the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO), working in a team of trial management professionals running a varied portfolio of clinical trials and related sub-studies.

The QAM is expected to ensure that appropriate quality management systems are in place to support efficient and compliant delivery of clinical trials. You will assess the ongoing suitability of systems, identifying and implementing changes where these are required (e.g. as a result of changes in working practice, audit findings or changes to regulatory requirements).

The main focus of the role is the support of the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO). You will also be expected to provide support and guidance to the Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit (EPCTU) study site team in the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre at the Churchill Hospital.

Your will be office based but on occasion will be required to visit participating hospitals, collaborating companies, and other research groups nationally and internationally to conduct audit or monitoring visits, or to resolve other issues as directed by the Trial Management Director. Visits may include overnight stays and up to a week away for international visits.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we are willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.) with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. Development from Grade 7 to 8 would be supported with suitable training and clear objectives; it would be expected that progression to Grade 8 would be within 12 months. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment, where appropriate.

This is a full-time post available until 31 March 2022. 

Informal enquiries may be made to: sarah.pearson@oncology.ox.ac.uk

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit this link and select 'Apply Now'. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. 

 

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OCTRU Senior Trials Programmer

Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.

Closing date: 12:00 noon, Monday 9th December 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Trials Programmer to join Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

As a Senior Trials Programmer you will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis, design and implementation, through to testing and maintenance. You will collaborate with the Head of OCTRU IT (HOIT) to define and shape the development roadmap and support software portfolio for OCTRU IT Systems. You will also be required to lead software development projects, to manage the contributions of other developers in the team, to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems, and to drive concepts through to practical realisation.

Additionally the postholder will manage the programming team (currently three developers and one systems administrator), advise and develop the OCTRU software portfolio, maintain, support and validate effective data entry and administrative systems primarily in PHP using the Laravel framework. You will have a high degree of autonomy, you will be expected to think proactively and exercise considerable initiative, and manage and motivate other members of staff.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit this link and select 'Apply Now'. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

 

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Server Administrator/Systems Manager

Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.

Closing date: 12:00 noon, Friday 20th December 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Server Administrator/Systems Manager to join Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

As a Server Administrator/Systems Manager you will support OCTRU’s varied research projects through the creation and on-going support of highly scalable data centric applications. You will be responsible for the oversight, management, maintenance and security of the OCTRU servers, which hold all trial data. You will undertake the database administration including the backing up of the databases and application source control. You will ensure appropriate archiving of programming documentation, datasets and documented syntax programs for the trial as well as manage the installation and validation of the COTS used by OCTRU.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit this link and select 'Apply Now'. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

 

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Medical Statistician

Grade 7: £32,817 - £39,152 p.a.

Closing date: 12:00 noon, Friday 20th December 2019

We are seeking to recruit a Medical Statistician to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences based at The Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

As a Medical Statistician you will contribute to the design, conduct, analysis and presentation of results of collaborative clinical trials across the many medical disciplines and phases of trials within a UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit.

You will provide expert input on the statistical aspects of the design and set-up of clinical trials and produce statistical programs for analysis of trial data including generating, validating and monitoring randomisation schedules and performing interim and final analyses. You will lead on preparing and presenting closed reports and taking closed minutes at the regular independent DSMC meetings, contribute to and produce project reports, such as for independent Data and Safety Monitoring Committees and Trial Steering Committees. You would also be expected to participate in statistical methodology research conducted within the unit.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years initially.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit this link and select 'Apply Now'. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.