Clinical trials are the bedrock of translational research and are an essential element in ensuring ideas are rapidly and safely translated to clinical use and to transform the lives of people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The Trust is working to broaden the reach of trials to all people with cystic fibrosis in the UK and as part of this has created a national CF clinical trials network called the Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform
The Clinical Trials Accelerator Platform is building the infrastructure and funding the much needed additional research capacity to support CF centres to grow their clinical trial portfolio; this will increase the number of clinical trial opportunities, and improve access to the newest drug therapies for people with CF in the UK.
This new and exciting role will be responsible for providing support to the Head of CTAP with the operational running of the network, a high priority and strategically important flagship programme for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. You will support the core CTAP team with a number of CTAP work streams including coordination of the 20 network centres, management of CTAP funded staff and engagement with Pharmaceutical companies and Academia.
With direct experience of working within the area of clinical research in some capacity, you will have knowledge of the requirements and challenges of running multi-centred commercial and academic clinical trials. You will be experienced in or have an understanding of the NHS R&D environment, research ethics, research funding and the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care. As a self-starter, you are able to work proactively and use initiative to work with minimal supervision. You will be a team player who supports colleagues and is willing to take on additional tasks at demanding times or in periods of absence.
The role is funded for 3 days per week in the first instance (preferably Wednesday–Fridays).
If this is for you we would love to hear from you. Take a look at the full role description. Then complete the application form and equal opportunities form, and send your CV to email@example.com. The equal opportunities form will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process.
Closing date: 12 November 2018
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