The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead role in implementing the South West hub of an NIHR HTA funded trial.
The trial aims to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a home-based exercise intervention as extended rehabilitation for frail older people after acute illness or injury (HERO). Building on successful previous work, a multi-site individually randomised controlled trial with internal pilot and embedded process evaluation is planned.
The Trial Manager will oversee the start-up and management of participating centres in the South West, working alongside Dr Vicki Goodwin (South West hub lead), the training team and Leeds Clinical Trials Unit as required.
They will be responsible for ensuring that research studies are completed within timescales and in accordance with research governance procedures, and contributing to dissemination of results in academic papers and presentations.
Applicants will be educated to degree level and have experience of organising or conducting research in the NHS, with excellent organisational and communication skills. They will possess the ability to multitask, be adaptable and able to prioritise with minimum supervision. Ability to travel to research sites around the South West and to national meetings is essential.
This full-time post is available from 1 September 2017 on a fixed term basis for 27 months. Part-time for a minimum of 0.8 FTE will be considered. The closing date for applications is Thursday 27 April 2017.
For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit the University of Exeter jobs page and search for job reference P56820 using the key words search option.