Trial Manager, Recruitment

King's College London

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King's College London is currently offering Trial Manager, Recruitment 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 Manager, Recruitment
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 recruitment trial manager for the BEST4 Screening Study which is part of an exciting new project funded by Cancer Research UK and the 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 trial will open to recruitment in October 2023 so we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic trial manager to support relevant activities.

You Will

  • Support activities around the patients’ identification and recruitment, working closely with iPlato
  • Oversee decentralised invitation activities

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 patients’ identification, working closely with iPlato
  • Oversee the implementation of de-centralised invitation activities
  • Support other team members to coordinate the geographical locations of the mobile units
  • Monitor Cytosponge appointment bookings aiming to have at least 80% of the booking slots capacity used
  • Support the project managers with regulatory submissions
  • Manage complex data flows and contracting requirements
  • Produce monthly project status dashboards, for real time reporting
  • Support the Data Analyst with activities around the planning tool, to ensure the trial population recruitment reflects the characteristics and diversity of the UK population, and to monitor diversity KPIs
  • Provide GCP and protocol training to the staff on the mobile units
  • Work, where applicable, with the chief investigators, grant co-applicants, Sponsors, data managers, monitors, clinicians, statisticians and external agencies and vendors to ensure the projects’ milestones are met
  • Support the development of relevant procedures for the conduct of the protocol and ongoing management of the study quality management system
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and updating the screening study Trial Master File and coordinate the distribution of investigator files
  • Represent the operational team at multi-stakeholder meetings and provide updates on trial progress and answer questions about the trial
  • Ensure appropriate contractual arrangements are in place and documents held on file
  • Develop and update written procedures for trial processes where appropriate
  • Use initiative and creativity to resolve issues that might arise and identify issues that require onward reporting to the Chief Investigator and Sponsors
  • Ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment
  • Assist in the education and training of trials staff. This training to include GCP guidelines, relevant legislation and the research governance framework

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
  • Good knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, Data Protection Act and the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, including the regulations governing the research use of in vitro diagnostics
  • Trial manager experience
  • Experience of working with third party providers (vendors)
  • The ability to predict, identify and resolve problems that are critical to the running of the trial and plan strategically to avoid them
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own schedule without supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the context of scientific writing, reports and good telephone manner. Ability to persuade and deliver information effectively through presentations
  • Ability to show attention to detail and high standards of accuracy in all aspects of work

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of research in secondary care
  • Experience in working within a mobile unit setting
  • Experience in producing project status summaries / dashboard, for real time reporting
  • Knowledge of electronic data capture systems for clinical trials

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