PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is now CLOSED

Clinical Trials Practitioner

Closing date: 12 August 2021

Salary Range: Grade 5, £32,676 – £34,442 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Location: Department of Cancer Imaging, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London

Hours: Full-time. This post will be offered on  a fixed-term contract for 12 months (maternity leave cover)

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Clinical Trials Practitioner for 12 months maternity leave cover as part of The National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA) programme.
NCITA is a £10M Cancer Research UK (CRUK) programme that addresses the gaps in translation of imaging biomarkers either as tools for clinical trials or to aid clinical decision making. NCITA brings together seven of the leading cancer imaging centres (Cambridge, Imperial, ICR, KCL, Manchester, Oxford and UCL) through a network of imaging-dedicated cross-institutional infrastructure including a clinical trials unit.
The NCITA will complement existing KCL imaging clinical trials infrastructure at St Thomas’ Hospital within our School (Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences) including the NIHR Clinical Research Imaging Facility, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR Health Technology Co-operative, UK PET Core Lab for clinical trials, Wellcome Centre for Medical Engineering, Pan London 7T MRI research facility and British Heart Foundation Centre for Excellence.
As a clinical trials practitioner, the post holder will play a key role in facilitating good quality research, ensuring research undertaken within KCL Cancer Imaging and NCITA network will safeguard the wellbeing of patients and conducted according to Good Clinical Practice and the Medicine for Human Use (Clinical Trial) Regulations 2004 and subsequent amended regulations.
The post-holder will aid regulatory submissions, trial setup, and recruitment to imaging trials. The postholder will work closely with the NCITA research associate in imaging informatics aiding data collection/uploading/QC from imaging sites. The post-holder will be required to work across clinical specialities
This post is associated with the Clinical Trials Unit of the NCITA consortium, but also embedded within the Department of Cancer Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London.
Key Responsibilities
•       The key role of the job will be to act as a clinical trial practitioner based within King’s College London Department of Cancer Imaging
•       Communicating and networking: The role will require communication between the NCITA sites to help co-ordinate and set up multicentre imaging trials. The job holder will liaise proactively and reactively with internal contacts (e.g. staff, students and colleagues in the wider College community) and contacts outside the College (e.g. suppliers, colleagues in other HE institutions) in order to build relationships, disseminate information and co-ordinate activities in a timely and effective manner. They may be required to attend committees and/or networks, internal/external to the College, to ensure that School/Unit work issues are appropriately represented and reported, and to facilitate the exchange of information and share best practice
•       Decision making, planning and problem solving: The job holder will be required as a frequent integral part of their role to manage own workload and resources and prioritise these to achieve objectives and be responsible for the operational planning and leading of projects ensuring the efficient use of resources.
•       Service delivery/Clinical responsibilities: The job holder will be expected to deliver the above tasks and work within EU clinical trial directives in accordance with ICH GCP ensuring clinical trial protocols are adhered to. The job holder will actively identify patients for trials, participate in the consent process and co-ordinate the research patient pathway from screening to trial closure.  The postholder will ensure all relevant documentation will be documented in hospital medical and nursing notes and complete trial documentation accurately.
•       Analysis and research: The job holder will regularly gather data and conduct detailed analysis and interpret standard data/information, reporting and presenting findings as appropriate. They will assist other teams or groups to acquire or interpret research data and highlight and prioritise any issues.
•       Teamwork, teaching and development: The job holder will liaise directly with the clinical academics in the Cancer Imaging Department and co-ordinate and liaise with Cancer Imaging research nurses and the NCITA research associate in imaging informatics as well as relevant colleagues at other NCITA sites as part of multicentre trial set up and administration.
•       Working environment: Whilst the role will be based at KCL, there will be a requirement to co-ordinate trials at other NCITA sites, such that travel to those sites may be required as well as attendance at relevant NCITA management and research meetings.
•       Knowledge, experience and skills: The job holder will have knowledge and experience of cancer imaging and research with a knowledge of the regulatory and technical framework required for setting up and running multicentre imaging trials.
•       Qualifications: Relevant degrees or equivalent qualifications or equivalent practical experience in clinical trials +/- imaging.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Essential criteria
• Educated to degree level or beyond OR equivalent experience in the area of clinical trials +/- imaging
• GCP training
• Evidence of continuous professional development
• Knowledge of regulatory and technical framework for clinical trials
• Experience in clinical trials setting
• Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, both verbal and in writing
• Ability to work autonomously within & across multidisciplinary teams
• An analytical and proactive approach to problem solving and development issues
• Ability to plan, organise, prioritise and execute work in an effective manner
Desirable criteria
• NMC level one registration OR equivalent experience
• Relevant post registration qualification
• Knowledge/Experience of multimodality medical imaging and quality management processes
Further Information
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.
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