THE MANSON UNIT
The MU is a multi-disciplinary medical team within MSF UK and is the London based part of the Public Health Department for Operational Centre Amsterdam. We aim to improve the quality of MSF’s medical programmes worldwide, so the best possible care is delivered to our patients.
The MU is a team of 30 comprised of medical doctors and specialists in infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, health information systems, epidemiology, social science, geographical information systems, medical editing and research communication. We also have a clinical trial team working towards improved treatments for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis. We provide direct support to our field programmes through specialist advice on medical issues, implementing new ways of working, supporting research studies and outbreak response.
MSF is implementing a Pragmatic Clinical Trial for a more Effective, Concise and Less toxic MDR-TB treatment regimen (TB-PRACTECAL). It is a randomised, controlled, open label phase II-III trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of regimens containing bedaquiline and pretomanid for the treatment of adult patients with pulmonary multidrug resistant tuberculosis.
The TB-PRACTECAL team are a sub-team within the Manson Unit.
Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is a member of the TB-PRACTECAL Project Management Team (PMT). They will work closely with the Senior Clinical Research Associate (SCRA) and external trial monitors to support trial sites in implementing the appropriate quality frameworks. The CRA has the delegated responsibility from the Clinical Trial Manager for the maintenance of the Sponsor Master File and support trial communication activities.
Essential education, knowledge, skills and experience
- Clinical trial essential documentation and maintenance of Trial Master Files.
- Experience of supporting site staff as part of a GCP compliant clinical trial.
- Managing internet-based tools and sharing platforms.
- Successfully working with senior management and virtual teams.
- Working in clinical trial from the sponsor perspective at least as an assistant/administrator.
- Experience in working with external monitors.
- Principles of Good Clinical Practice.
- Good Documentation Practice.
- Proficient level in the use of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi-task and organise others.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including use of trial specific vocabulary.
- Ability to build effective relationships with trial site staff.
- Ability to work under pressure and be flexible as part of a busy small team.
- Ability and willingness to learn new skills related to Good Clinical Practice and clinical trials coordination.
- Great attention to detail and deadlines.
- Ability to prioritise and manage own workload amid conflicting demands and busy work periods.
- Confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Ability and willingness to travel and work overseas.
- Ability to work with teams that are not based in one locale.
- Degree or post-graduate qualification in nursing, life sciences or medical sciences.
MSF UK is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply on our website by submitting a copy of your CV together with a letter of motivation (please upload as one document) by the closing date:
6 February 2022, 11:59pm (GMT)
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