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Administrative Assistant (Quality)

Southampton Clinical Trials Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £20,675 to £24,461 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Friday 11 October 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 05 November 2019
Reference:  1184119CM

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

We have a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant, to join the Quality and Regulatory Team in maintaining and developing the quality and regulatory systems.  Tasks will include: liaison with internal and external clinical research teams; tracking, reporting and filing of quality, contractual and safety documents; and setting up new systems to complement those already in place. 

The successful applicant must be able to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English, with excellent attention to detail including high standards of accuracy.   They will be able to demonstrate a strong organisational skills with the knowledge and ability to understand and rationalise problems. The right candidate should be able to follow standard procedures and enter information accurately into in-house databases.  It would be desirable to have an understanding of GCP and clinical trial regulations, although full training will be given to the right candidate. 

The CTU is part of a strong research environment in Southampton which includes the Centre for Cancer Immunology, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and a successful research active NHS Trust

This full time position is available on a 12 month fixed term contract in the first instance.  Part time hours may be considered, however days of working MUST include Fridays, other working days will be negotiable and discussed at interview stage. The starting salary will be dependent upon experience in the range of £20,675 - £24,461.

For an informal discussion please contact Kathryn Clark, Pharmacovigilance and Quality Manager on 023 8120 5773 or email

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 1184119CM 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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