Trial Coordinator, Logistics

King's College London

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King's College London is currently offering Trial Coordinator, Logistics position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Full Time at their office in Wing, England, UK Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Trial Coordinator, Logistics
Company Name: King's College London
Job Location: Wing, England, UK
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: King's College London
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Job Description

The Cancer Research UK & King’s College London Cancer Prevention Trials Unit ( CPTU) specialises in research to advance cancer prevention, early diagnosis and screening.

We perform research on efficacy, cost-effectiveness and technologies to improve existing and establish new screening programmes.

Our portfolio of both secondary (hospital) and primary (community) care trials includes:

  • Multi-centre international randomised controlled trials of medicinal prevention of cancer often using drug repurposing;
  • Pragmatic trials of screening and diagnostic interventions;
  • Trials of behavioural interventions in cancer prevention and screening;
  • Trials of diagnostic/screening devices.

You will be the logistics trial coordinator for the BEST4 studies which are part of an exciting new project funded by Cancer Research UK and the [National Institute for Health and Care Research](National Institute for Health and Care Research), investigating whether a test called the Cytosponge can be used to reduce the number of deaths due to oesophageal cancer (OAC). The BEST4 screening study will recruit 120,000 participants, of whom 40,000 will receive the Cytosponge on mobile units located in 5 UK regions. The BEST4 Surveillance study (N= 1,900) will also investigate whether the Cytosponge could be used as the primary surveillance instead of endoscopy in patients with non-dysplastic Barrett’s Oesophagus. The trials will open to recruitment in October 2023 so we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic trial coordinator to support relevant activities.

You Will

  • Plan and coordinate the mobile units movements, working closely with EMS Healthcare
  • Oversee cytosponge supplies at mobile units and secondary care sites
  • Oversee cytosponge shipments to the central laboratory

You will report to and be supervised by the BEST4 clinical project manager. We value your professional growth and you will have opportunities to attend conferences and training.

The postholder will be expected to start in their new role on 01/04/2023.

This post is currently hybrid working in response to COVID-19. For this reason, the postholder must be self-motivated and be able to work independently. The postholder would be expected to be in the office approximatively two days per week.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 31st December 2026.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Support activities around the planning of the mobile unit movements, working closely with EMS Healthcare and liaising with other team members to coordinate the geographical locations
  • Coordinate and oversee the distribution of medical supplies to participating sites and the collection of Cytosponge samples
  • Support work across multiple areas of trial operations including assisting with the preparation and maintenance of up-to-date trial related documentation such as the Trial Master and Site Investigator Files etc
  • Assist in the education and training of trials staff
  • Represent the operational team at multi-stakeholder meetings and provide updates on trial progress and answer questions about the trial
  • Develop and update written procedures for trial processes, where appropriate
  • Use initiative and creativity to resolve issues that might arise and require onward reporting to the Chief Investigator and Sponsors
  • Work, where applicable, with the chief investigators, grant co-applicants, Sponsors, data managers, monitors, clinicians, statisticians and external agencies and vendors on a daily basis to ensure the projects’ milestones are met
  • Ensure that the trials are conducted in accordance with the protocol
  • To problem solve and respond to trial management queries both from within and external to the unit
  • Ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment
  • Ensure the project complies with applicable regulatory requirements, including the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations, Data Protection Act, Human Tissue Act 2004, UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research and Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings (Unit and Trial level)
  • Work independently to meet projects reporting milestones
  • Undertake such administrative and other duties linked to the project or to the objectives of the CPTU as are reasonably to be expected, as agreed with line manager
  • Travel in England, as required, liaising with key stakeholders, laboratories, and research sites

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, Knowledge, And Experience

Essential criteria

  • Degree in any life science or numerate discipline, or a professional qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience of logistics planning within clinical research
  • Experience in liaising with and supporting participating clinical research sites
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and Data Protection Act
  • The ability to resolve problems that are critical to the running of the trials and recommend strategies to avoid them
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to achieve project milestones, using problem solving skills to take a pragmatic and flexible approach whilst maintaining adherence to policies and regulations
  • Excellent numeracy and accuracy skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills enabling effective communication with a range of clinical, academic and non-academic staff through various media.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within England to trial sites to accommodate the needs of the project

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in working with third party providers (vendors)
  • Experience of research in secondary care
  • Experience in the field of study of the trial i.e. oesophageal cancer and non-endoscopic technologies

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