University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Clinical Trial Assistant

Clinical Trial Assistant

Department of Oncology, Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trial Assistant to join the Early Phase Clinical Trials Unit (EPCTU) within the Cancer and Haematology Centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. The unit recruits approximately 150 patients each year onto Early Phase (phase I/II) oncology and haematology trials.

This post is suited to someone wishing to embark on a career path focused on clinical trials. You will assist in specialised clinical data management within the unit's Data Management Team. The primary responsibility is completion of case report forms (CRFs) to record medical research data. You will be required work closely with the unit's clinical staff to resolve subsequent data queries. You will also be responsible for organising and hosting monitoring visits required by trial sponsors.

In addition, you will provide some administrative support to the research nursing team. This will involve; organising screening appointments, admissions and tests that are mandated by the research protocol and communicating appointment and admission related information to patients and carers; management of trial specific regulatory documentation, such as delegation and training logs, creation of trial specific work sheets, upkeep and filing of documentation in investigator site files in line with the unit's standard operating procedures; acting as a central point of communication, disseminating to the nurses and other healthcare professionals as appropriate.

The post is based in the Early Phase Clinical Trial Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LE and is offered on a full-time basis, fixed term for one year.

You will be required to apply for and obtain an NHS Honorary Contract to undertake this role.

About you

You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent and have advanced Office and IT skills for document management, information processing and communication. You will be a good team player but equally capable of working well on your own initiative, together with sound communication (written and verbal English) skills. You will be organised and methodical, able to prioritise and work well under pressure, with a positive approach. You will have the ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential information appropriately, applying accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of your work. Experience of working in a regulatory environment would be advantageous.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria) and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received by 12 pm on Monday 8th April 2024 will be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 171861 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £25,138 - £28,759 p.a.

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Clinical Trial Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 08, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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