Clinical Trial Manager / Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Dec 2019

Clinical Trial Manager / Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The starting salary will be from £32,845 up to £39,152 pro rata on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
College of Medicine & Health

This part time (0.5FTE) post is available immediately on a 3 year fixed term basis.  

Summary of the role

The College of Medicine and Health and MRC-CMM has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Trial Manager to join the Exeter Clinical Trials unit in collaboration with the MRC-CMM. This part-time post is available immediately, on a fixed term basis for 3 years for a 0.5% FTE.

You will play a pivotal role in supporting the cASPerCF study (Prospective validation and clinical evaluation of a new posaconazole dosing regimen for children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and Aspergillus infection). This is a prestigious European funded study which will be performed within the conect4children network ( The cASPerCF study intends to provide a prospective validation and clinical evaluation of safety and efficacy of a new posaconazole dosing regimen for children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and Aspergillus infection.  

The cASPerCF Trial Manager will coordinate and be responsible for the day-to-day activities of a trial and therefore holds a pivotal position. This person will support the Chief Investigator to coordinate the planning phases of the clinical protocol, especially for the medical writing activity and the finalization of core documentation of the study (such as Clinical Protocol, ICF, Investigator Brochure, CRF, site training materials, etc.). In addition, this person will be responsible and ensure that all necessary data is collected in a timely manner by working closely with the CVBF to ensure that the database design will allow for the necessary prompts and reports to facilitate timely data collection. This person will need to have an in-depth knowledge of the trial's data collection and management systems.

The role will be supported by both the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit and the MRC- Centre for Medical Mycology.

The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology http:// , supports  the  cASPerCF Study Team and Chief Investigator, along with  other  trial staff in Europe  to assist the Chief Investigator to fulfil the operational and trial duties required of running a complex multicentre Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medical Product (CTIMP)

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU)  is a UKCRC registered University of Exeter supported facility and works in collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the design and delivery of high quality and efficient controlled trials and other well-designed studies addressing important health questions. The post holder will be supported by an experienced team of trialists within the ExeCTU.

The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) is one of the most ambitious strategic investments in UK medical mycology. The MRC CMM is a world-leading research centre that is helping to tackle the major global threats to human health caused by fungal diseases.  In fact, fungal infections now kill more people worldwide than malaria and similar numbers to tuberculosis.  The Centre brings together researchers from the fields of medicine and living systems, and the biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences to increase our understanding of fungal pathogens and cognate immune defences, and to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat fungal diseases.  A major activity of the MRC CMM is to increase UK capacity in fundamental and clinical research in medical mycology through research and training programmes for medical and biosciences students and early career researchers.  The Centre has established strategic interactions with other national and international groups is promoting public engagement and understanding of our science.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter 

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we're fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .  

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

- 41 days leave per year

- options for flexible working 

- numerous discounts at leading retailers

- onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme

- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Prof Adilia Warris ( ; 01392 727593) and/or Lynne Quinn ( 01392 724931)

This role may be subject to additional background screening. 

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.  

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