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Data Management Assistant

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£19,623 - £21,686
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022
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The role

Bristol Vaccine Centre (BVC) is a team of doctors, nurses, administrative and laboratory staff working together to develop new, better ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases. We conduct commercial and non-commercial clinical trials to evaluate novel drugs and vaccines, from small early-phase safety studies to large efficacy trials. We also carry out clinical research to find out more about the naturally occurring carriage of bacteria and/or viruses in healthy individuals, and how this changes in illness. This work can take the shape of large epidemiological studies or smaller lab-based research projects that use human tissue samples, which are obtained via donations to the Bristol Biobank, which is coordinated by BVC staff.

BVC studies are carried out under the auspices of the University of Bristol and/or the local NHS trusts, with each institution leading on different studies. Some studies run in a hospital setting, but a number of BVC research studies are conducted in community settings and involve liaising with local GP practices, schools, colleges and/or nurseries, as well as individual participants and/or their parents.

We are seeking applications from motivated, reliable and hard-working individuals for the role of Data Management Assistant to join our friendly and rapidly expanding team.

What will you be doing?
  • Contribute to smooth running of BVC studies by assisting with administrative tasks
  • Prepare participant documentation and equipment for clinics
  • Transcribe records/data entry post-clinic
  • Book participant visits, respond to basic queries and send standard communications
  • Support laboratory team(s) with bulk administrative tasks, if required (e.g. sample record-keeping, data entry/data checks)
  • Transfer samples from clinics to laboratory
  • Comply with regulatory and legislative requirements for clinical research
  • Make a positive contribution to the team by assisting colleagues and providing cover for other team members, as needed

You should apply if
  • Experience of administrative work, ideally in a University or NHS setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Responsible approach to own work, and ability to work constructively with others to achieve team targets
  • Good IT skills (MS Office components, ideally some experience of working with databases)
  • Willingness to carry out some administrative tasks in a laboratory environment and/or handle sample tubes (containing throat/nose swabs, saliva, blood, etc) obtained at clinics

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.
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