The Paediatric Allergy Group at King’s College London is one of the most innovative research centres for children’s allergies in the world, headed by Professor Gideon Lack. The group hosts a portfolio of non-commercial and commercial studies with a focus in food allergy diagnosis, prevention and treatment. We are now seeking a Research Study Coordinator to join our friendly multidisciplinary research team based at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, St. Thomas’. The post-holder will have the opportunity to coordinate the flagship LEAP Trio Study, a follow-on study to the LEAP Study (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy, http://www.leapstudy.co.uk/). This will include assistance with the implementation and maintenance of effective administrative, management, recruitment and data collection systems to ensure successful participant enrolment and the smooth and safe running of the study, within the Good Clinical Practice framework. The post-holder will co-ordinate all study-related work between the study clinical and laboratory staff and be a key liaison with all university departments, relevant ethics and R&D committees, funding bodies etc
The Research Study Coordinator will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for all coordination aspects and contributing to the implementation of assigned Paediatric Allergy Research Studies, managing administrative aspects and actively contributing to the research planning and development in partnership with Principal Investigators, Executive and Steering Groups and Study Teams.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.
This is a full-time post.
- Implement, manage and maintain effective administrative, management, recruitment, data collection and analysis systems to ensure smooth running and success ofPaediatric Allergy Researchstudies.
- Ensure timely recruitment of study participants into studies.
- Coordinate and produce relevant submissions to ethics and R&D committees in a timely manner.
- Contribute to collaborative decision-making, planning and short and long-term objective setting.
- Plan research area related goals including budget forecasting and staff needs to adapt and change priorities of the research studies and teams.
- Work flexibly and in collaboration with staff and other relevant organisations.
- Independently deal with internal and external requests relating to areas specific to research priorities and the researchstudies.
- Liaise with external agencies, partners and collaborators critical in the success of the research studies to ensure continued collaboration and partnerships.
- Communicate with other research teams and university and GSTT departments.
- Ensure confidentiality on all matter and information obtained during the course of employment.
- Work closely with the Data Coordinator and Study Administrator in facilitating timely data entry, cleaning and query resolution contributing to data reports and analyses.
- Provide timely updates on study progress, analysis of results to-date and report writing for the study team, study sponsors and collaborators.
- Assist the Research Manager in managing large-scale budgets and resources, as required.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. First degree in clinical/health-related field
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
3. Ability to confidently liaise with colleagues and other relevant departments/agencies
4. High level of computer literacy, including data entry experience
5. Experience of conducting clinical or health-related research
6. Previous project management experience
7. Ability to work systematically, prioritise workload and deal with competing demands and deadlines
8. Motivated and able to motivate others
9. Ability to problem solve and manage difficult situations calmly and objectively
1. Good Clinical Practice Training Certificate
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.