Data and Research Trial Co-ordinator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

The Liver Unit Data & Clinical Trials management team

Data and Research Trial Co-Ordinator, Band 5, 37.5 hours per week can be flexible on hours if required.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Liver Unit data management and research team. We are recruiting into a post to join the existing team to manage the liver unit database, submission of activity to NHSBT, international registries and participate in clinical research projects.

Main duties of the job

The Liver Unit at Birmingham Childrens Hospital is one of three national specialist units that provides medical, surgical care and transplantation for children with liver and intestinal diseases looking after 2,000 children per year performing around 35 -40 liver and intestinal transplants each year. The Liver unit has an national and international reputation in delivering excellent family centered care to the patients with results comparable or better than national and international standards

The posts will be a part of the 4-member team that co-ordinates and participates in a number of clinical and commercially funded research projects. These include basic science projects looking at the genetic and molecular causes of liver diseases; epidemiology studies; and national and international clinical trials to determine safety and efficiency of new therapies in children post-transplant, cholestatic/non-cholestatic liver disease, and treatment of viral hepatitis.

Informal enquiries to Dr Girish Gupte Consultant Paed Hepatologist ( or 0121 333 8988

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NHS research environment experience of at least 2 years
  • NHS patient focused environment
  • Knowledge of NHS research practices


  • Knowledge of Patient Administration Systems
  • Clinical trial research co-ordination
  • Understanding of local research network support



  • Second class degree or higher in relevant subject
  • Educated to A Level Standard
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) trained
  • Experience of Software packages, including Spreadsheets, Presentations, Word Processing


  • Experience of post graduate training or equivalent experience
  • Ability to maintain/create databases

Professional Managerial Specialist Knowledge


  • Planning for:
  • Site selection visits
  • Patient visits
  • Regular meetings for study review
  • Monitoring meetings
  • Organisational skills:
  • Booking rooms for meetings
  • Co-ordinating diaries with investigators and study staff to undertake study visits
  • Use of MS systems i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
  • Be willing to undertake training


  • Ability to use SQL Server databases

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Basic statistical knowledge
  • Ability to understand data that can be analysed using:
  • Student T tests
  • Calculating median and ranges
  • Preparing spreadsheets for more complex data analysis by statistician

Personal Skills Abilities and Attributes


  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good interpersonal skills will need to liaise with breadth of different NHS/non-NHS professionals
  • Enthusiasm
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Take the lead on managing specific research projects
  • Provide cover for Clinical Trials and Research Manager in their absence
  • Job involves desk based work as well as attending research clinic appointments
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required

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