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Surgical Intervention Trials Unit


SITU Trials Portfolio Manager (Operational Lead)

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington

Grade 9: £48,114 - £55,750 p.a.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trials Portfolio Manager to join the Surgical Intervention Trial Unit team within Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at the Botnar Research Centre. This integral role has two main responsibilities; the management of a portfolio of trials and evaluation of projects (mostly surgical interventions) and the strategic input, establishment and development of an appropriate portfolio of collaborative research. As SITU Trials Portfolio Manager you will be involved in the successful work up, submission and set up of surgical trials. You will be responsible for identifying and discerning viable research proposals and then leading the development of these ideas into successful grant applications.

You will directly line manage the SITU NDORMS team (including trial managers/coordinators, administrators, data managers, data support), to set up new projects and will develop each research project to a quality level for submission to funding bodies, including input on methodology, sample size and feasibility of the trial. You will also co-ordinate the development and submission of grant proposals to major funding agencies and provide leadership maintaining the promotion of SITU and representing the unit at national and international meetings as required.

Closing Date: Monday 2nd November 2020 (noon)

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Clinical Trial Manager - DISCUS

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

We are looking for a well-rounded Clinical Trial Manager to join the DISCUS randomised controlled trial. The Trial Manager will coordinate the design, implementation and running of the clinical trial across participating hospital sites in the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a pivotal role in the success of this clinical trial from start to finish. The postholder will act as a Trial Manager within the SITU Group, initially responsible for the overall running and management of the DISCUS clinical trial. This will involve supporting the participating clinical centres, tracking progress at each centre and taking appropriate action to ensure good recruitment, compliance with the protocol and the quality and timeliness of the data collection. The Trial Manager will also provide regular feedback on progress of the trial to the Chief Investigators and SITU Operational Lead and ensure the study is established and run in accordance with OCTRU Standard Operating Procedures. The Trial Manager may also work across other projects within SITU as a part of a multi-disciplinary research team.

Closing date: Thursday 5th November 2020 (noon) 

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