University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Clinical Trial Manager

Clinical Trial Manager

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7LD

We are looking for a Clinical Trial Manager to join the Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology (EMR) trials groups within the UKCRC accredited Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) based in the Botnar Research Centre, Headington, Oxford.

Following a successful funding application to the NIHR, the Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology (EMR) trials group are seeking a Clinical Trial Manager to take day to day responsibility for the management of clinical trials within their portfolio. The EMR trials group manages a wide variety of trials, in a variety of conditions spanning rheumatology and musculoskeletal conditions, experimental medicine and COVID-19, from set up to archiving. All trials are run as part of the UKCRC registered Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), which is one of the largest CTUs in the UK.

You will be a key member of our friendly team ensuring the trial is efficiently planned and runs to time and target and in compliance with the relevant regulations and OCTRU SOPs. You will assist in finalising the protocol and other documents required for trial wide approvals; prepare and update trial documentation such as training material for collaborating sites, trial manuals and trial specific instructions as well as input to other key trials documents, including progress and final reports, and publications. You will work to design case report forms and associated documentation in collaboration with the trial statistician and Chief Investigator then work with the trial programmer to facilitate the set-up and testing of the trial database systems for randomisation, data capture and report generation. The post holder may also line manage junior staff members.

You will be educated to degree level in a biomedical or associated subject with familiarity of UK clinical research structures, regulatory and ethical systems. You will have proven experience of the day-to-day management of clinical trials, to a high standard of Good Clinical Practice. Proven administrative, communication and project management skills are essential. Experience of managing a multi-centre clinical trial in an academic setting is desirable.

The post is a full-time, fixed-term contract until 31 August 2027. Part- time (minimum 80% over 4 days) will be considered. This is an office-based role however a mixture of office and remote working can be agreed.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities (and amendment in job title to Trainee Clinical Trial Manager if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 16th April 2024. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Informal queries about this role, including questions about the specifics of trials within the EMR portfolio can be directed to: Dr Anne Francis, [email protected], please quote 169793 on all correspondence. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 24th or 29th April 2024.

Contact Person : HR team, NDORMS Vacancy ID : 169793 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 16-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024-£40,521 per annum

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Clinical Trial Manager


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 29, 2024

Application deadline

April 16, 2024

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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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