Quality Assurance Manager

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced GCP-focussed Quality Assurance professional, with a background involving GCP auditing, to join the Management Team at the expanding Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) at Imperial College London. ICTU is a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit that brings together academic, clinical and trial management expertise from across the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (IC AHSC) to...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01542
  • Date posted 6 July 2020
  • Closing date 5 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced GCP-focussed Quality Assurance professional, with a background involving GCP auditing, to join the Management Team at the expanding Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) at Imperial College London.

ICTU is a UKCRC registered clinical trials unit that brings together academic, clinical and trial management expertise from across the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (IC AHSC) to deliver world class clinical trials of all phases and designs. Current therapeutic areas of expertise include Cancer, Cardiovascular, Child Health, Respiratory, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Infectious Diseases and Surgery / Interventional Sciences. The Unit employs a multidisciplinary team of over 80 staff including statisticians, trial operational staff, data system teams and support staff

Duties and responsibilities

The QA Manager is a key senior role within the Unit responsible for leading and maintaining an effective Quality Management System, using Q-Pulse electronic quality management software, to ensure compliance with all relevant quality, ethical and legal standards applicable to clinical research. This role requires a strong working knowledge and application of GCP and the post holder must have the ability to plan and deliver the internal audit schedule, as well as contribute to conduct of regulatory inspections.

The role will involve the line management of the QA Administrator and the post holder will be expected to contribute to and support the personal and professional development of the staff that s/he manages, as well as assist with training and development programmes for the wider Unit.

Essential requirements

You will have a degree, or equivalent, in a scientific or health related field with extensive experience of managing and implementing quality control and quality assurance systems, preferably within a clinical research setting. This will be ideally supplemented by membership of an appropriate professional body e.g. RQA.

Further information

This full-time post is available from mid-October 2020 and funding is currently available until 31st March 2022, pending further renewal of NIHR BRC funding. Usually based at Stadium House, White City campus with travel, as needed, to all Imperial College campuses, and occasionally further afield for 3rd party activities, ICTU staff are currently working remotely due to COVID19.

Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Justine Reise, Director of Operations, Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, j.reise@imperial.ac.uk.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.