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Clinical Trials Coordinator

School of Health and Social Care

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £34,304 per annum
Please note that this role is full time at 37 hours per week and fixed term for 36 months.
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 January 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 16 February 2022
Reference:  CSS604A

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Clinical Trials Coordinator with relevant research skills and experience to join a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit (LinCTU) and the Community and Health Research Unit ( in the School of Health and Social Care, College of Social Science, at the University of Lincoln. Based at the University of Lincoln’s Lincoln Medical School Building at the Brayford Campus the Clinical Trials Coordinator will work on current and future trials and studies. The postholder will also work closely with the CaHRU team and other academic collaborators on various research studies linked to the aims of the research centre.

The postholder will interact closely with the statisticians, project leads, data managers, and researchers as part of trial and project teams. The Clinical Trials Coordinator post is responsible for the day-to-day management and co-ordination of clinical studies, working with the other members of the team and sites to ensure successful study delivery. The main duties of the post include writing documentation, monitoring data, ensuring that regulatory requirements are met in a timely manner and training staff on the trial procedures.

The post would suit an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational and communication skills as well as good attention to detail, recent experience in coordination of clinical trials, and an excellent knowledge of current regulatory requirements governing clinical trials including a practical understanding of Good Clinical Practice. We are looking for someone with good scientific skills and clinical trials experience, an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, experience of study trial documentation development, monitoring and a willingness to travel within the UK. Knowledge of primary care, prehospital or community trials, and experience of supervising/mentoring staff would be advantageous.

The Clinical Trials Coordinator will be involved in all aspects of trial coordination and related activities, including: 

  • Overall efficient day-to-day management of projects.
  • Recruitment, retention, training and supervision of trial team members.
  • Establishing procedures to ensure adherence to trial protocols and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensuring timely recruitment of participants with secure randomisation processes and subsequent efficient and effective data management.
  • Monitoring project progress to ensure compliance with and adherence to the project plans, while identifying, evaluating and rectifying problems.
  • Management of budget(s) and accounts.
  • Acting as a point of contact for all external and internal agencies.
  • Coordinating and contributing to preparation, publication and presentation of data, reports and information, ensuring they meet legislative, contractual and ethical requirements.
  • Working with Chief Investigators to ensure that the project or trial is meeting its targets, is producing meaningful outputs and to predict and plan any changes that warrant requests to changes in protocol, funding or time.
  • Planning and supporting the meetings and work of the various groups and bodies associated with the trial.

For all enquiries and further information please contact Prof Niro Siriwardena

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