Thursday, 30 April 2015

Trial Coordinator: Alternative Treatments for ATAFUTI Trial at University of Bristol

Trial Coordinator: Alternative Treatments for ATAFUTI Trial at University of Bristol #jobsacuk

University of Bristol - School of Social and Community Medicine

We are seeking a dynamic individual to act as the Trial Coordinator for the trial in which we are investigating the use of Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the herbal product (Arctostaphylos Uva ursi) either alone or in combination to relive Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms and Signs in Adult Women (ATAFUTI): a double blind, placebo controlled, factorial randomised trial of uva ursi and open pragmatic trial of ibuprofen.
The Trial Coordinator’s role is central to the success of this National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR-SPCR) funded randomised controlled trial. The main task is to co-ordinate all aspects of the trial under the supervision of the Bristol Infection Projects’ Manager (Dr Esther Kok, who in turn is accountable to Prof Alastair Hay, the Bristol Centre Principal Investigator) and a Southampton based Trial Manager (Fran Webley), and to liaise with the Chief Investigator (Dr Mike Moore in Southampton), collaborators, trial management committees and University (centre) staff to ensure the smooth running of the trial.
Tasks will include overseeing the recruitment and follow-up of participants and ensuring the trial is conducted to the highest possible standards. The Trial Coordinator will be expected to work on their own initiative, seeking guidance and advice where necessary from Dr Kok (and where necessary Prof Hay) and the trial management group. They will have autonomy and freedom to act independently within organisational policies, and will need to take a high level of responsibility.
The post is available from 15th May 2015 until 30th September 2015 in the first instance, but further funding may be secured.
Please also see vacancy reference ACAD101292 for further information about a second 0.5fte Trial Coordinator role for the ARCHIE study that is currently being advertised until 20 April 2015.
Informal enquiries: Dr Esther Kok – 0117 928 7294