Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Trial Manager in Biomedical Sciences to work within the Cognitive Health Group, a multi-disciplinary team lead by Professor John Gallacher, on the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (EPAD) Trial, a €64M innovative adaptive trial into treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.
This post is for a fixed-term (funded to 31 December 2019).
You will work with experienced academics taking a central role in delivering the EPAD trial in England and Wales. You will have trial centre set up/close out activities, monitoring participant screening and recruitment, management of the clinical study teams; management of the clinical trial data, ensuring timely data collection and query resolution, resulting in high quality data in line with the study protocol, and in accordance with the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the UK Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations.
You will have or be working towards completion of a PhD in biomedical sciences or a related discipline with a substantial statistics component. With experience in experimental design, statistical analysis and demonstrated potential to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team, you will be highly methodical with good organisation skills. Postdoctoral experience in trials management would be desirable as would experience of contributing to research proposals and grant applications.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement/cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 9 October 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.
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