CPRD Clinical Study Manager - £32,635 p.a. + benefits

HEA01T Requisition #

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Study Manager to join our Clinical Practice Research Datalink team in the Safety and Surveillance group.

This is a full- time opportunity, on a permanent basis. The role will be based in our Canary Wharf, London site. We are currently implementing a flexible, hybrid way of working, with a minimum of 4 days per month working on site to enable the collaboration and contact with partners and stakeholders needed to deliver MHRA business. Attendance on site is driven by business needs so depending on the nature of the role, this can flex up to 8 days a month, with the remainder of time worked either remotely or in the office. Some roles will need to be on site more regularly. Remote working is potentially available for some specific role. Please discuss with the recruiting manager before accepting an appointment. 


Who are we?


The MHRA is transforming, creating a progressive, responsive and sovereign regulator of medical products that is a fundamental requirement to achieve the innovation set out in the UK Life Sciences Vision. The new Safety and Surveillance Group brings together into a single integrated structure devices and medicines safety expertise with enforcement capabilities. These functions will be supported by our data and evidence generating capabilities complementing our signal generating capabilities produced via the new Safety Connect System.

Part of the Safety and Surveillance group, The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), jointly sponsored by the Agency and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is the UK’s preeminent research service providing access to anonymised NHS data for research. In addition to supporting high quality observational research, CPRD has developed world leading services based on using real world data to support clinical trials and interventional studies.


What’s the role? 


The Clinical Study Manager role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the UK Government’s premier data-driven research service. The role is part of the Interventional Research (IR) team, will be responsible for delivering projects using the CPRD online study platform and will include configuration and testing of study specific modules; collecting metrics and reporting on progress against key performance indicators; working with clients and colleagues across CPRD to deliver studies on time and to target in compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Who are we looking for?


The successful candidate will have project management experience and will be comfortable liaising with a range of stakeholders with the ability to respond to enquiries in a timely professional manner.  Self-motivated, with a strong sense of personal accountability, you will have experience in managing clinical research projects to a successful conclusion in line with all UK clinical trials legislation and GCP. Adept at multi-tasking and prioritising you will be able to operate independently and act on own initiative yet know when to seek direction or clarification on issues.

If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 


Closing Date: 31/08/2022

Interview Date: 12/09/2022


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The selection process:


  • Online application form, including questions based on the Behaviour, Experience and Technical Success Profiles. Please ensure all application questions are completed in full; your application may not be considered if any responses are left blank. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.
  • Interview, which can include questions based on the Behaviour, Experience, Technical and Strengths Success Profiles. 
  • Test, in line with Person Specification.  


Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role.

If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk as soon as possible.   

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk 

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is availablehere

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.

Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, Mira.Mepa@mhra.gov.uk 


If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk 



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