Clinical Operations - multipul roles

The below advert is for variety of positions across clinical operations. When you apply you will be able to select 3 preferences. We will accommodate your preference where possible.
GSK Undergraduate Industrial Placement Job Title: Clinical Operations

 

Reference Number: 1051e

 

Salary: Competitive

 

Degree Requirements: Must be on track for a 2.2 or higher. Candidates will be expected to be able to demonstrate sound scientific ability. 


You will have completed a minimum of 2 years of a life science undergraduate degree e.g. Pharmacology, Immunology, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science or similar, but will not have graduated at the start of your placement. You will be expected to provide evidence from your university to show you will be an undergraduate student for the duration of the placement year.

 

Locations: Stevenage, Addenbrookes Hospital GSK CUC, GSK House Brentford

 

Duration: 1 year (approximately)

 

Scope of the Roles

Before a new medicine can be marketed for use in humans, it is necessary to confirm that it is safe and effective. We do this by carrying out clinical trials. The Clinical Operations department has accountability for the on time on budget delivery of clinical trials to the highest scientific, quality and ethical standards.

 

We are looking for a student who can work well as part of a team and, as needed, independently with appropriate time management, flexibility and attention to detail. You must be reliable, enthusiastic, have a proactive attitude and be self-motivated with good written and verbal communication skills. You will be computer literate in MS Word, MS PowerPoint and Excel. It is important you are able to build strong relationships and have the ability to influence others.

 

Please note: these are office-based roles and not laboratory-based placements.

 

Opportunities within Clinical Operations

 

Role 1: Associate Clinical Development Scientist

Within this role your day-to-day responsibilities will be involved in the testing of new (un-marketed) medicines in humans. Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Participating in scientific discussions relating to the design of clinical studies
  • Preparation of high quality scientific materials relating to clinical trials (including, for example: contributing to clinical study protocols, procedures manuals, information and consent forms)
  • Operational delivery of clinical studies (including, for example: feasibility assessments, overseeing subcontractors performance, recruitment tracking)
  • Attendance at and contribution to clinical study team meetings.
  • Review of data and writing of associated reports.
  • Assist with planning and tracking of study timelines and budgets.
  • Co-ordinate key study activities such as study documentation filing, study supplies and investigator meetings.​

You may also be asked to assist with other departmental activities that are not study related.

 

Role 2: Assistant Study start-up lead

 

You will work as an Assistant Study Start-Up Lead (ASSUL) supporting Global GSK Sponsored R&D Trials, across Phases I – IV, in various therapy areas ensuring the timely set-up and initiation of clinical trials.

You will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Coordination and Planning: Supporting study teams in coordinating core operational set-up activities under the oversight of the Study Set-Up Lead (SSUL), working in conjunction with our strategic planning team
  • Monitoring delivery of set-up activities against plan in both central team (UK/US based) and Local Operating Companies (our country-based staff)
  • Operational Delivery: Supporting the SSUL in delivering core set-up tasks such as assessing whether a clinical trial is feasible before it is started
  • Matrix Working & Communication: Contributing and liaising with multiple functional groups both UK based and across our global footprint countries
  • Process Development: The potential to be involved in groups improving our set-up processes to ensure we work within a robust framework in an industry that is continuously developing
  • Team working: Potentially will also be part of some of the committees at GSK which organise events, charity days. This will help with building organisational skills, team work and exposure to more people working in different departments of the company.
  • Pharmaceutical Development: To gain a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, the student will be able to go with other students on one-day trips to other local GSK sites and business units to understand the functions performed there

Role 3: Clinical Study Planning Associate

You will work as a Clinical Study Planning Associate supporting Global GSK Sponsored R&D Trials, across Phases I – IV, in various therapy areas, gaining a broad understanding of clinical project management, including timelines, budgeting and risk identification, and evidence based decision-making to support country and site selection, along with recruitment planning.

You will gain experience in the following areas:

  • Working with the Clinical Study Activity Plan (an internal template for clinical study activities and expected durations), experience will be gained on the overall delivery of a clinical study and the coordination of activities across multiple business functions.  Communication (influencing, negotiation, facilitation) and problem-solving skills will be a gained by working with study teams through this deliverable.
  • Working with a Clinical Study Planning Manager, the student will be able to learn how to identify risks to study delivery and potentially facilitate a risk management discussion.
  • Supporting the external budget forecasting process with study team assumptions and producing reports needed for finance with the potential opportunity to support the development of the internal budget forecasting process.
  • Use GSK Clinical Study Systems to provide data to study teams to enable robust planning activities throughout the life cycle of the study.
  • Continuous improvement: Analyse and identify business problems/opportunities, support the implementation of high quality solutions. Demonstrate flexibility in a changing environment to be able to contribute to delivering priority Clinical Study Planning projects.
  • Team working: Potentially will also be part of some of the committees at GSK which organise events, charity days. This will help with building organisational skills, team work and exposure to more people working in different departments of the company.
  • Pharmaceutical Development: To gain a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, the student will be able to go with other students on one-day trips to other local GSK sites and business units to understand the functions performed there

Role 4: Clinical Development Associate (GSK Clinical Unit Cambridge, CUC)

This role is based in GSK’s Phase 1 Clinical unit situated within Addenbrookes Hospital. The role holder will provide project management, operational and technical support to the Clinical Development Managers (CDM) and study teams. This will include:

  • Support study set up and project management activities
  • Support and assist coordination of the required ethics application of designated studies.
  • Focus on study set- up and operational project management and close out activities. 

Working with the CDM team the student will learn:

  • To ensure compliance with regulatory and ethical standards.
  • Maintain accurate and complete study records consistent with company policy and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Site file maintenance to ensure accurate maintenance of study records for monitoring and inspection-readiness of the site investigator file.
  • Support study scheduling, management of bed occupancy spreadsheet and planning clinical timelines
  • Develop and maintain study budgets.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Team leadership, management and communication, including meeting management with the unit and GSK study teams.
  • Support the day to day management and running of clinical trials, supporting the clinical teams.

 

Additional Details: The Assessment Centre for successful applicants is expected to take place in November/December 2019

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th October 2019

 

We recruit on an on-going basis and prioritise applications based on the application date.  

 

Applications will closed when we have filled our assessment centre dates.

 

If you have what we’re looking for apply today!

 

This opportunity has the following recruitment stages you must successfully pass to be offered a placement year with GSK for 2020!

1.       Eligibility Form

2.       Online Assessment

3.       Application Form

4.      Assessment Centre​ 

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