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EHDN UK Monitor position

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If you are interested, please contact Adrien COME ( )

EHDN UK Monitor position

EHDN is a non-profit European network of clinicians, scientists and families working towards developing new treatments for Huntington’s disease (HD). A core project of EHDN is Enroll-HD, a global observational natural history study of individuals affected by HD. The UK arm of EHDN is coordinated by the HD clinical research team in Cardiff. The successful candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary setting, in particular liaising with varied collaborators (EHDN staff, site staff, CROs), willing to travel within Europe and excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, Email, Internet, PowerPoint). This is a full-time position, fixed-term for 1-year renewable on a yearly basis.

Main Function

Primary responsibility will be to undertake online and onsite monitoring activities for the Enroll-HD study and, on occasion to provide support for the UK arm of the European Network for Huntington’s disease (EHDN; www.euro-hd.net). Future duties could also involve assisting with the EHDN/CHDI endorsed projects, site management activities for clinical trials, and other research projects as defined by the EHDN Scientific Strategic plan.

Language English native, other European language a plus.

Job Description

  • To be familiar with the background and structure of European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) and its core study, Enroll-HD.
  • To undertake regular monitoring of the Enroll-HD study, in line with the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) good clinical practices (GCP) and standard operation procedures, including verification of source documentation (full training provided). This involves visiting UK study sites on a regular basis and submitting written monitoring visit reports in a timely manner. It includes query management (sending, follow-up and closure).
  • To assist with study site management: communicate study information to sites and respond to queries from personnel based at each study site.
  • To train existing personnel based at each study site, according to the Enroll-HD study protocol: on Enroll-HD database (entry and export), assessments (training and certification), consent, and biosamples.
  • To assist with National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) accrual reporting for the Enroll-HD study.
  • To assist with obtaining local research and development approvals for the Enroll-HD study.
  • To attend Quarterly Language Area Coordination (LAC) face-to-face meetings and regular telephone conferences.
  • To travel regularly, nationally and within Europe.
  • Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties.
  • Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Criteria

Essential Criteria
  1. Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting, in particular liaison with a wide range of people including other study sites, professional bodies, lay associations etc.
  2. Excellent PC skills (Excel, Word, Email, Internet, PowerPoint).
  3. Meticulous and accurate in all aspects of work.
  4. Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  5. Resourceful and able to act on own initiative.
  6. Excellent oral and written presentation skills in English.
  7. Willing to travel within Europe.
  8. Proactive and able to work as an effective team member, providing advice and guidance to other team members where necessary and independently.
  9. A very high level of consideration for the rights of research subjects.
  10. Interested in research and a commitment to quality in the research process.
  11. Knowledge of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice and Clinical Research Governance in UK.
Desirable Criteria
  1. Educated to degree level in an appropriate field.
  2. Natural science or psychology background.
  3. Experience of data management and monitoring
  4. Previous experience in an HD setting.
  5. Previous experience of clinical medical research.
  6. Interest in Huntington’s Disease / neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact

If you are interested, please contact Adrien COME ( )