Research Manager

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 26 June 2022

Job summary

The NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility ('CRF') requires two Research Managers to join the Research Operations Team for 12 month fixed term contract.

The role will include delivering high quality administrative and study management support to the development and implementation of clinical trials and other research studies within Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder will have past experience of clinical research ideally in a study/trial coordinator role, with a sound working knowledge of current UK clinical trials regulations and Good Clinical Practice requirements. They must possess strong problem solving and analytical skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. He/she will be required to work flexibly and to organise their workload and cope with conflicting demands on their time but prioritise their work accordingly.

The nature of the role requires excellent communication and organisation skills and a high level of computer literacy.

The post holder should have keen interest in the management of Clinical Research.

Main duties of the job

The overall efficient day-to-day management of designated research projects.

Working closely with the Principal/Chief Investigators to support the development of study protocols, project plans and other study documentation, providing expertise and guidance on study feasibility and implementation.

Preparation and submission for all relevant research approvals including submissions to the competent authority, Research Ethics Committees and R&D directorates. Acting as a source of advice and support to investigators and other colleagues on current UK research approvals procedures.

Supervise study progress to ensure compliance with and adherence to the project plan and to identify, evaluate and rectify barriers. Submit monthly accrual returns to CRF and (where appropriate) NIHR.

About us

Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed.The probationary period may be extended

Or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The overall efficient day-to-day management of designated research projects.

Working closely with the Principal/Chief Investigators to support the development of study protocols, project plans and other study documentation, providing expertise and guidance on study feasibility and implementation.

Preparation and submission for all relevant research approvals including submissions to the competent authority, Research Ethics Committees and R&D directorates. Acting as a source of advice and support to investigators and other colleagues on current UK research approvals procedures.

Supervise study progress to ensure compliance with and adherence to the project plan and to identify, evaluate and rectify barriers. Submit monthly accrual returns to CRF and (where appropriate) NIHR.

Establishment of standard operating procedures to ensure adherence to trial protocols and administrative requirements.

Ensure all data are handled and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act, Caldicott Guidelines and Trust Information Governance policies and procedures.

Co-ordinate the preparation and publication of data, reports and information, ensuring that these meet legislative, contractual and ethical requirements.

Management of the trial budget(s) and maintenance of the accounts. Work closely with the CRF Finance Officer to ensure that funding organisation is invoiced periodically and that monies are received in to the specified budget.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • University graduate in relevant subject area or equivalent

Desirable

  • Post Graduate Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Past experience in medical research coordination and/or research administration
  • Experience of setting up and manipulating data in spread sheets (Excel, Access)

Desirable

  • Experience of line management and supervision

Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of staff

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a similar role

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moorfields Eye Hospital

London

EC1V 2PD


Employer's website

https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/work-for-us (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Amanda Davis

amanda.davis5@nhs.net

02075662059

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£38,768 to £46,124 a year Per Annum, Inclusive of HCAS

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

273-DC-6796

Job locations

Moorfields Eye Hospital

London

EC1V 2PD


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