University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Trial Administrator

Trial Administrator

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Trial Administrator, to work with a team working with Prof Susan Jebb and Prof Paul Aveyard on research projects within the Health Behaviours team. The team focus is on improving public health through high-reach individual, behavioural interventions to help people who have poor diets, are overweight, or who smoke.

The successful applicant will be working in the vibrant Health Behaviours team, supporting researchers who are running trials to look at new treatments for obesity. Responsibilities will include being responsible for the day-today administrative tasks, such as organising meetings, taking notes, managing supplies, as well as acting as a first point of contact for patients and GP staff.

You will have experience of working in an administrative role, be able to use standard computer programs, including using databases and have excellent email and telephone communication skills. You do not need any pre-existing expertise in health or research.

You will be based in the Health Behaviours Team, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG as your normal place of work but there may be the opportunity for occasional remote working. You will be able to discuss remote working with your line manager.

This post is advertised as full-time, but applications for part-time are welcome, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. The position is offered for two years in the first instance.

For further information or discuss the post please contact Dr Sarah Wane, [email protected]

“Committed to equality and valuing diversity”

You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should include a cover letter and should also clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. Click here for information and advice on writing an effective Supporting Statement.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Interviews are expected to take place the week beginning 10 June 2024.

Please note: This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored skilled worker visa under the points-based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 172371 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 28759 - 33966 (with a discretionary range to £37,099 per annum, pro rata)

Job details


Trial Administrator


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 04, 2024

Application deadline

May 22, 2024

Job type



Biology,Computer Science,Mathematics,Medicine

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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