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Job id: 089506. Salary: £43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 13 May 2024. Closing date: 04 June 2024.

Business unit: Research Management & Innovation. Department: KHP Clinical Trials Office.

Contact details: Laura Faithfull. Laura.Faithfull@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About us

The Clinical Trials Office is a department which exists to serve the research agenda of King’s Health Partners by providing a single interface for those wishing to conduct clinical trials within the Partner Organisations.  If you have a background in research within Higher Education, currently work in NHS R&D or Clinical Trials Administration in the Pharmaceutical or Allied Health Care and would like to work in a dedicated team with opportunity for career progression, we would like to hear from you.

About the role

The role is part of a busy team of Clinical Trials Agreements Associates providing an efficient and effective contractual service for investigators, companies and contract research organisations that are seeking to conduct commercial clinical trials within the Partner Organisations.  Members of the team work closely with our research teams and clients to cost projects and negotiate contracts. Candidates will ideally have experience in costing and negotiating project budgets, as well as standard contracts in the Academic or NHS sector, or in the pharmaceutical and allied health industries.  An understanding of the legal, regulatory and statutory governance of clinical trials, or other regulated environments, will be an advantage.

Most importantly, we seek candidates who are able to think analytically, are confident and persuasive communicators with excellent written English, and who can successfully manage a diverse and very busy workload largely autonomously.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Possess relevant experience of clinical trials.
  2. Proficient negotiator with ability to influence and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. The ability to build successful relationships with strong interpersonal skills, collaborate in cross-functional teams and maintain a positive work environment.
  4. Excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to manage a large and diverse portfolio of contracts.
  5. The ability to work to local working processes and to work largely unsupervised.
  6. Demonstrably high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Practical problem-solving skills and the ability to think analytically.
  8. Strong computer skills (proficient with MS word, Excel and web-based applications).

Desirable criteria

  1. Direct, relevant work experience in field of clinical trials and sponsored research.
  2. Experience of commercial clinical trial set up.
  3. Knowledge, understanding and experience of the regulatory and statutory governance for clinical trials.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the relevant contract templates and commercial costing model.
  5. Knowledge of medical, scientific and/or research terminology.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.