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Clinical Research Support Officer

Research Services
Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609 pro rata
Closing Date:   Sunday 20 January 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 08 February 2019
Reference:  A2520

This post is offered on a fixed-term basis up to 31st October 2019 at 0.7 fte in the first instance.  Suitable applicants interested in applying for this post on a secondment basis will be considered for the position.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed-term Clinical Research Support Officer. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with current knowledge and understanding of relevant Clinical Research legislation, experience of working in a clinical research or healthcare environment and an understanding of the requirements of trials that do not involve an investigational medicinal product (non-CTIMP) clinical studies, during their life-cycle from set-up to close out.

This is a relatively new role created within the University in early 2017 and the role-holder will be required to continue to shape the role to support Lancaster’s developing clinical research portfolio in new areas.  Based in Research & Enterprise Services, and working closely with (clinical) academics within the Faculty of Health and Medicine as well as across the University, the role-holder will be expected to continue to lead the establishment of a proactive service across the University to support the University’s ambitions to develop clinical research capability.

You will be highly motivated, proactive, have excellent interpersonal and professional skills with the ability to work autonomously and build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

For informal enquiries or to discuss the post, please contact: Claire O’Donnell

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 28th January 2019.

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The University

Lancaster University is firmly established as one of the UK’s top universities, recognised as a world player in research and teaching. We are consistently highly ranked in the UK’s major university league tables – The Complete University Guide (9th), The Guardian (9th) and The Times/Sunday Times and The Good University Guide (6th). The University is also ranked in the Top 1% of universities globally. Lancaster University is also the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.

Over a sustained period the University has performed strongly in UK research ranking exercises. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 83% of its research was rated as world leading (35%) or internationally excellent (48%). 

The University has a strong commitment to business engagement, with extensive involvement in collaborative research, consultancy, economic regeneration and training and has helped to create more than 4000 new jobs. 

The University provides excellent facilities for its 12,000 students and 3,000 staff, having invested over £450 million in the campus to create new academic facilities, student social facilities and improved teaching spaces. The last five years have seen the creation of a new centre for the Creative Arts, a brand new Sports Centre, a state-of-the-art Engineering building and a custom-designed space for teaching and research in the Department of Chemistry. Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus is due to open in 2019 and will create a world-class centre of excellence in innovation to transform healthcare and change practice regionally, nationally and internationally.Our student accommodation has won the National Student Housing award for 'Best University Halls' for five years running. Lancaster University is situated in a pleasant parkland campus with easy bike, bus or car transport to the town. 

Lancaster is establishing a global presence through partnerships and currently has around 4000 students registered at our overseas strategic partnerships in India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Ghana.

Strategy and Vison

The University has recently published an ambitious strategy for 2020. Our vision is to become a university that is globally significant – a leader in higher education that provides the highest quality research and teaching, and engages locally and internationally on the issues and debates of the day and future. Driven by research, and stimulating learning, the globally significant university informs and changes practice and thinking worldwide. 

Lancaster University has set itself the strategic goal of diversifying and increasing its research income to £45m per annum by 2020. This would cement the University’s place among the country’s top research intensive universities. We are doing this this from a position of strength having made real and conspicuous gains in the latest Research Excellence Framework where we stand 10th in terms of 4* outputs and 13th for the research environment. We have also been very successful in drawing down European and national economic regeneration funding to deliver research infrastructure and outcomes which has helped significantly boost the returns from the Higher Education Innovation Fund. In the context of our 50th anniversary, we have invested in 150 new academic posts, and we have recently reviewed how we support research with a particular focus on winning external income. The core conclusions were to invest in specialist roles in two key areas: research development and impact. 

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Research Services

The Research Services is part of Lancaster University’s Research and Enterprise Services Division and plays a key role in helping the University achieve our strategic goals by providing expert advice, guidance and administrative support to the University’s research community in the development of bids for externally funded research. The Research Services teams provide a range of research development and support activities including advice on funders’ terms and conditions, proposal preparation, costing and pricing, impact, ethics and post-award grant administration.

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

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