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Senior Trial Manager, Portfolio Lead

Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 1 year
Closing Date:  Friday 01 November 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 14 November 2019
Reference:  1183819CM

The Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), based at Southampton General Hospital, manages a growing portfolio of multi-centre clinical trials that will directly influence routine clinical practice.   

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Trial Manager, Portfolio Lead to join the team and manage an existing oncology team.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with previous clinical trials experience to join a CTU which has full registration status from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC). 

The Portfolio Lead will lead a team to ensure effective delivery of the overall strategy and delivery priorities for SCTU. This will include resource management, oversight of financial management, new trial development, grant applications, and the ability to anticipate and consider potential issues or opportunities which could affect delivery and growth of the relevant portfolio.  This is a senior post within the CTU with advisory, leadership and line management responsibilities.  

The successful candidate will have experience of trial coordination and/or management experience gained through working on interventional clinical trials, including experience of IMP management, and have excellent knowledge of legislation, regulation and governance environment relating to clinical trials.  They will ideally have experience of oncology trials, developing trial ideas and applying for grants.  The Portfolio Lead will be required to work with multiple stakeholders so must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and be a good leader and line manager.  

The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits.  The post is offered on a one year fixed term contract in the first instance with the anticipation of an extension. Part time will be considered at 0.8FTE.

The CTU is part of a strong research environment in Southampton which includes the Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Clinical Research Facility and strong NHS R&D Management.

For an informal discussion please contact Andrea Corkhill, Head of Trial Management: 023 8120 5717

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 1183819CM on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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