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Senior Research Manager, Academic Cardiovascular Unit (ACU)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the South Tees Academic Cardiovascular Unit (ACU). We are looking to appoint a Senior Research Manager to lead the development, management and execution of funded ACU research and activities. The Senior Research Manager will coordinate multi-disciplinary team(s) to manage ACU projects throughout their life cycles.

The role requires a research professional with experience and excellence in conduct and management of clinical and translational research, including familiarity with the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials. As the research focuses on cardiovascular and thoracic research, relevant experience of working with/understanding of these will be considered an advantage.

This is a full-time post for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of an extension following a satisfactory review of performance and confirmation of funding.

Main duties of the job

This will include protocol refinement, study set-up (including regulatory approvals), site and progress monitoring, on-going study management, closeout and reporting with the Chief Investigators (CI). The post holder will ensure that the studies are conducted in accordance with the relevant clinical trial regulations. The post holder will also contribute to development and submission of related publications and grant applications.

This will be an exciting opportunity for someone with trial management or co-ordination experience who relishes a challenge, is keen to use their own initiative, and is flexible to the changing demands of the research. You will need to be self-motivated, a strong communicator, and be able to work independently as well as within a team environment.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge and experience of implementing and managing multi-centre randomised controlled trials.
  • Awareness and understanding of UK Framework for Health and Social Care, and the ability to understand and implement complex research governance information.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of working in a research team e.g., appropriate, professional conduct and dealing with matters such as confidentiality.
  • Ability to understand, analyse and interpret complex data and research governance information.


  • Knowledge of statistics and research methodology.



  • 1st or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in health sciences, (or related) with knowledge of the subject area..
  • GCP Training.
  • Master's degree in relevant subject area or equivalent professional experience.


  • PhD in relevant subject area or equivalent academic experience.



  • Substantial experience of successfully managing clinical multi-site / international randomised controlled trials.
  • Experience in conducting monitoring of clinical trials and ensuring good study conduct.
  • Significant experience of Research Governance and Ethics procedures.
  • Experience of establishing, monitoring, and using databases in clinical trials.


  • Experience of designing, implementing, and writing up research.
  • Track record of supporting submission of grant applications for funding from external agencies i.e., the National Institute for Health and Care Research

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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