IT and Database Developer

University of Leicester

About the role

Leicester Clinical Trials Unit is committed to answering urgent and important clinical research questions. In order to achieve this, we work with the very best clinical investigators while operating at a high-quality level with excellent governance procedures in place. To this end we have built a robust and skilled team of trial managers, statisticians, technologists, administrators, and quality professionals, who can be called upon to deliver a top-level service across all business function areas.

The IT and Database Development team are highly skilled individuals who are not only experts at building clinical databases but also knowledgeable with regard to IT provision in order to fully support clinical trials.

About you

Having an eye for detail and the ability to think logically, you are a consummate team player with demonstrable expertise in the building of professional databases for clinical research. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are essential in order to communicate complex issues to non-specialists, as is a tenacious ability to follow-up with clients, to complete tasks on time and to target.

You will be primarily responsible for the design, build and testing of clinical trial databases using Elsevier MACRO (or an equivalent), an off the shelf clinical electronic data capture (EDC) system. You will work with enthusiastic investigators, experienced trial managers and statisticians to advise on the available data collection tools, draft a database specification, develop the database and provide ongoing support for the life of the clinical trial. You will also be responsible for drafting testing plans for databases while supporting peers with their database testing plans. You will act as a source of technical knowledge for the trial team and advise on the best way to electronically capture their data. You will be able to demonstrate the functions of our EDC solution to support the research teams in their goal to collect complete and accurate high-quality datasets. Throughout the lifetime of the clinical trial you will support the study team with any database amendments, troubleshooting or training needs.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Paul Maslowski on [email protected]

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community throughour values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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