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Clinical Research Coordinator

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common inherited kidney disease and a leading cause of kidney failure in man. This project will involve the coordination of a clinical research network of expert European ADPKD centres as well as regional and national clinical studies seeking to develop personalised and precision medicine approaches to the management of this major disease. The post holder will work under the supervision of Professor Albert Ong, Professor of Renal Medicine, who will direct these projects.

We are seeking applications from individuals who possess a relevant first degree and significant recent experience in initiating, managing and coordinating multi-centre clinical studies. You will also have proven organisational leadership and excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to work flexibly and independently to deliver project milestones and meet deadlines.

This post is available immediately for 12 months in the first instance (fixed-term). Funding applications to extend the project are ongoing.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Monitoring and reporting

 Assist the Principal/Lead Investigator in initiating and revising project work plans.

 Monitor the progress of all aspects of the project including identification of
developing patterns of findings and tracking timescale of completion of deliverables.

 Ensure that agreed deadlines will be met.

 Ensure that all project participants provide and receive regular updates on project progress and timely updates on any project changes, demonstrating and encouraging innovative approaches to tasks and problem solving, and addressing and facilitating resolution of conflict between project members or groups.

 Initiate Ethics applications where needed and assist network partners in providing assistance and information.

 Assist the Principal/Lead Investigator in communicating project progress to all
project partners (by reports, meetings and telephone) as agreed.

 Take responsibility for maintaining a project file of all information regarding the

 Assist in facilitating QA, audit and inspection of clinical studies.

 Continuously monitor and check results. The unpredictability of research means that daily planning needs to accommodate new developments.


 Provide support in the preparation of knowledge output, e.g. publications, patents, from the project

 Assist with future funding applications as required.

 Prepare for presentations and papers in advance of conferences.
Technical Interface

 Maintain and monitor the project’s database, ensuring up-to-date information and accurate data entry by all sites.

 Design establish and maintain project websites keeping them up-to-date.
Facilitation and activity co-ordination

 Support the work of the Principal/Lead through planning and organising meetings, defining agendas, acting as secretariat, raising key issues and facilitating decision-making.

 Assist with the planning and organisation of training activities such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

 Plan for own contribution up to 3 months ahead, incorporating issues such as the availability of resources, deadlines, project milestones and overall research aims.

 Co-ordinate and liaise with other members of the research teams over work

 Supervise research team/activities if required.

Personal and Professional Development

 Keep abreast of local, national and international developments that may impact on the post.

 Undertake mandatory training required to carry out duties.

 Identify own personal development needs, and meet these through self-directed
learning and attendance of workshops, conferences and courses as agreed with the Principal/Lead Investigator.


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