Data Manager - Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

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Data Manager - Tayside Clinical Trials Unit

We are recruiting a Data Manager to join Tayside Clinical Trials Unit (TCTU) with responsibility for the day to day running of the Data Management Team (DMT). This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months in the first instance. Please refer to the job description for more details on the post roles and responsibilities.

As Data Manager, you will work under the direction of the TCTU Clinical Trials Information Systems Manager and TCTU Directors to meet the aims of the Unit. You will be part of a close working and experienced team consisting of data managers, trial managers, statisticians and researchers, responsible for the integrity of clinical research data managed by TCTU. Your role will include the oversight and design of trial specific data management systems and associated documentation, as well as ensuring the accuracy and validity of data collected as part of the TCTU portfolio of trials. You will be responsible for the oversight, supervision and resource allocation of the DMT.

As TCTU manages national and international trials, some travel may be required subject to national and international restrictions.

Your priorities will include:

  • Operational supervision and management of the DMT, including project workflow, delegation of duties and resource allocation in order to meet trial specific timelines and milestones.
  • Support TCTU and research staff during the pre-award process, input into the design of trial specific data management systems, identification of DMT resources for inclusion in budget preparation, production of data management plans required by the funder.
  • Oversee common working practices within TCTU to ensure data management systems meet appropriate legal and regulatory standards and guidelines, and to ensure the quality of data collected and extracted for analysis. Ensure appropriate documentation is in place to demonstrate adherence to SOPs
  • Input into the design of data capture documentation, case report forms etc.
  • Design and delivery of training on clinical data management
  • Attendance and contribution at TCTU and other appropriate meetings, including the production and presentation of written and verbal reports.

Who we’re looking for:

As the TCTU Data Manager, we will expect you to have the following:

  • First degree in biomedical, life sciences, computing or healthcare
  • Demonstrable experience of clinical trial data management, including data collection, verification and validation and complex data queries
  • Ability to specify, set up and maintain data management systems
  • Experience of working within a clinical research environment, directly with chief investigators
  • Proven ability to explain complex technical issues to non technical members of the team and provide training

A Disclosure Scotland check will be required for this role

For further information about this position please contact Dr Fiona Hogarth, TCTU Co-Director, TCTU is an operational sub-unit of TASC.

At the University we benefit from having access to a range of personal and professional development courses and training opportunities. This post has 39 days annual leave per year, and are supported by a range of Work Life Balance policies, staff support networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Charter and Stonewall as well as a full range of disability services which all create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work. It is the diversity of our staff and students that make the University of Dundee an enjoyable place to work.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2170934.