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Research & Data Coordinator

Department of Immunology and Inflammation

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 20th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £39,309 - £48,226 (pro rata)
  • REF: MED02919
  • Closes: 17th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research and Data Coordinator to join Dr Fiona Watt’s Translational Research in Osteoarthritis team, to provide a critical service supporting clinical studies, trials and collaborative working, managing the related data to enable human research seeking to transform the lives of people living with the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. All our studies are in translational research in this area – specifically aiming for better understanding of the condition, new tests and treatments.

The role is responsible for a range of clinical study coordination and data management activities, from the development of documentation, approvals and agreements for studies, the coordination of consortium activities, liaising with collaborators to support activities including organising workshops and the handling and quality assurance of study data, using clinical databases.

Our work includes following young people at the time of joint injury and subsequent so called ‘post traumatic osteoarthritis’ and those with established osteoarthritis, such as hand or knee osteoarthritis. We have a particular focus on predicting outcomes after knee injury, combining clinical and laboratory factors, for example inflammatory proteins in synovial fluid, the fluid which bathes the joint. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanrhe/article/PIIS2665-9913(21)00116-8/fulltext . More recently as part of Dr Watt’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, our projects seek to understand the genetic contribution to risk of post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work within a multidisciplinary team, linking with a variety of people including collaborators at different sites including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. You will be responsible for liaising with potential and existing consortium members and research services to support legal agreements in the consortia, to coordinate movement of related samples and data, organising and supporting meetings and workshops.

  • You will write and coordinate submissions for ethical and other approvals and maintain records for existing studies.
  • You will work with clinical data associated with a growing range of clinical studies and trials.
  • You will assist in the design, set up and testing of research databases and the planning and integration of differing datasets, producing supporting written information.
  • You will work to process, check and upload data, creating data reports and summaries.
  • You will support the group’s development, being the main point of contact for clinical study projects and data systems.

Essential requirements

You should have knowledge and experience of clinical research, including obtaining approvals for clinical studies. You will also have experience of working with and processing scientific data including databasing and data quality management. You will have experience in organising external meetings and workshops. Excellent communication, computing and organisational skills are essential to the post, as well as a meticulous approach with strong attention to detail, with the ability to manage data and maintain records in a clear and organised fashion. You will be comfortable working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, planning and prioritising your own work. You will be highly reliable, with the ability to deal with a wide range of people.

People who are excellent at communicating and working with a range of different people and enjoy the challenges of clinical study coordination and working with scientific data who are motivated to help a small multidisciplinary team to grow should consider applying.

Further details can be found in the job description.

Further information

This role is offered on a part time (28 hours per week / 0.8 FTE), fixed term basis for 15 months, with potential opportunity to extend. We would be happy to consider offering the position on a lower FTE.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Fiona Watt ( f.watt@imperial.ac.uk )

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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