Director of Operations, Imperial Clinical Trials Unit

Job summary

Based within the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (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. Trial designs range from early stage to large confirmatory studies, with a focus...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02377
  • Date posted 25 March 2021
  • Closing date 26 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

Based within the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (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.

Trial designs range from early stage to large confirmatory studies, with a focus currently on several therapeutic areas including cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, respiratory disease, emergency medicine and critical care, HIV and infectious diseases. Other key areas currently being developed include surgery and hepatology research.

We are looking for a new Director of Operations to provide high level oversight of operational activities for the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, including trial management, data management and quality assurance. The role is an essential one, ensuring the effective development, conduct, management and delivery of the ICTU portfolio trials, and all other high-quality research, that come through the unit.

 

 

Duties and responsibilities

As Director of Operations you will undertake continuous review and assessment of operations against organisational objectives, to maintain and maximise the quality, efficiency, effectiveness and compliance of trial procedures within financial limits.

You will have an extensive understanding of senior level expertise in, research management and governance and provision of infrastructure support. You will hold a key leadership and strategic role, providing senior business and research management expertise and input to drive ICTU strategic development and delivery.

Under the overall direction of the Unit Director, you will be responsible, alongside the other senior staff, for ensuring strong and effective working links between ICTU and all associated organisations and bodies within the college

You will act as a key link with other Trials Units, Sponsor organisations, potential Sponsor organisations, the UKCRN, and other relevant external organisations and groups working with others as required. You will also forge closer links with other research groups within Imperial and expand the research collaborative network.

Essential requirements


  • Professional knowledge of clinical research management acquired through a degree or equivalent, and supplemented by (a) specialist training to doctorate or equivalent (for example in health science, clinical trials, nursing, biosciences, quantitative science subject), and (b) management qualification (for example in management, PRINCE2), or (c) equivalent experience

  • Proven ability of high-quality professional leadership, both strategic and operational, including experience of leadership in organisational change

  • Experience of clinical research and operations management at a senior level

  • Demonstrated effective line management of research and research–related staff, and leadership and management of teams and Sections

  • Experience of successful financial as well as project management

  • Significant experience of working in the NHS and/or academia

  • Understanding of research policies relating to clinical research

  • Knowledge of the research governance, regulatory and legislative framework for conducting clinical research trials and studies, including Good Clinical Practice

Further information

The role is full-time and fixed term for three years in the first instance with intention to extend subject to funding renewal.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Lauren Noto, Departmental Manager, Imperial Clinical Trials Unit: l.noto@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

 

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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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.