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OCTRU Database Officer

Grade 5: £26,341 – £31,406 p.a.

Closing date: Friday 26th August, 12 noon

We have an exciting opportunity for an OCTRU Database Officer to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) programming team within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, to be based at the Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford. 

In this newly created role, you will take the database officers up to a team of three.  The team collectively and working autonomously enables and proactively supports excellent research by producing trial specific databases with high quality fully validated systems such as RedCap, OpenClinica and other commercial systems.  We aim for the appointed candidate to develop a knowledge and expertise in the development of these data entry systems that are at the heart of each OCTRU trial.  Specifically after local training, you will develop trial databases in line with stakeholder requirements, testing developed software, bug tracking, and undertaking reporting to the leadership and quality team as requested.  You will work with standard operating procedures and regulatory frameworks to streamline processes, and proactively work with team members on workflow and systems improvements.

Additionally, you will be organised, with a desire to provide front-line user support.  Triaging support desk enquiries, assessing priorities and resolving issues, you will be the lead team member responsible for user administration, maintaining accurate documentation with audit compliance responsibility. 


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Grade 6: £29,614-£34,304 p.a.

Closing Date: Friday 2nd September, 12 noon

We are seeking to recruit a Data Manager to join the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU). This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of academics, investigators, surgeons, clinicians, portfolio managers, trial co-ordinators, data managers, and administrative staff working on a portfolio of clinical trials.

As a Data Manager, you will provide data management and database development expertise, creating and maintaining data management plans/processes across trials and departments. You will provide related input into key trial documents, stakeholder reports, and trial management meeting presentations. There will be some development and maintenance of trial databases with little oversight, developing code and using other methods to ensure data quality, timeliness, and completeness. You will ensure that all data management documentation is retained according to standard operating procedures and maintain confidentiality and security of data at all times.


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Clinical Trial Manager

Grade 7: £33,309 - £38,587 p.a.

Closing Date: Monday 5th September, 12 noon

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trial Manager to join the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU) at the Botnar Research Centre, (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre) in Oxford, which develops and manages surgical research projects to the highest standards ( This post advertised is for a Clinical Trial Manager to work within the SITU team; each Trial Manager is responsible for at least one main trial or study, and is assigned based on the needs of the portfolio, as well as individuals’ skills, experience, and ambitions.

As a Clinical Trial Manager you will take overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of one or two trials, acting as a central point of contact for the trial, and providing regular feedback on research progress to the Chief Investigator(s) and SITU Portfolio Manager. You will coordinate the implementation and running of the trial(s) across participating sites; conducting site recruitment and set-up, delivering updates to trial protocol, study materials and training packages, tracking progress at each site, and making regular monitoring visits. You will also organise Trial Management Group, Steering Committee, and trial committee meetings and be responsible for ensuring relevant and timely updates for project stakeholders. You will produce and update trial documentation, maintaining effective version control and ensuring the studies comply with OCTRU Standard Operating Procedures, as well as ethical approvals and sponsor requirements. You will work with programmers, data managers, and other trials support staff to test, design, and check the trial’s database systems.


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OCTRU Lead statistician

Grade 9: £48,835 - £56,587 p.a.

Closing Date: Tuesday 6th September,12 noon

We are seeking to recruit a Lead Statistician to join the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) co-located within the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) at the University of Oxford. This new post is central to the strategic aspirations of OCTRU in developing numerous high quality trials across multiple areas of medicines and phases.

As Lead Statistician you will develop, lead and co-manage with Associate Professors Susan Dutton and Jonathan Cook the statistical team within OCTRU. You will contribute to the overall strategy and secure funding for the OCTRU Statistics team as a statistical or methodological co-applicant on clinical trial grant applications, supporting members of the OCTRU statistics team to do likewise. You will ensure high quality statistical input into all aspects of clinical trials and related work within OCTRU and the CSM including the adoption of new methodologies where appropriate. You will also provide leadership to methodological research projects within OCTRU and securing grants funding for statistical led projects.


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OCTRU Good Clinical Practice and Data Quality Manager

Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th September, 12 noon

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitable candidate to fulfil a challenging and rewarding role within the Quality Assurance Team of one of Oxford’s Registered Clinical Trials Units: The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU).

OCTRU is a UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit that runs all phases of clinical trials across multiple areas of medicine. The OCTRU office is based at the Botnar Research Centre in Headington, Oxford which forms part of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS).

It is envisaged that the post holder will have a particular interest in data quality, management and trial process audits. The post holder will be expected to undertake audits as directed by the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality, but will also be expected to identify areas within ongoing trials and overarching processes that would merit review and audit.  The post holder will be expected to offer advice and training to trial teams regarding maintaining GCP compliance and data quality.


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