Research Assistant (Data Manager)
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Gales
5d ago

Main function

To contribute to research within trials, carrying out supporting work that helps lead to the publishing of research in high-

quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • To undertake research with a focus on the planning and implementation of data management processes and systems
  • Actively participate within the research group, communicating and presenting research at meetings, through publications and other recognised avenues as appropriate, ensuring information is communicated to internal and external partners
  • To contribute to research publications and presentations as required
  • To analyse and communicate complex ideas, concepts and data using appropriate methods and packages
  • To resolve issues and support senior colleagues in devising procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • To generate research output and contribute to the development of independent and original ideas as appropriate
  • To provide support in research activities for undergraduate courses and research programmes and provide guidance to junior members of staff within the research team
  • To maintain and update knowledge in data management, researching and critically appraising relevant literature within the area.
  • Ensure that work is undertaken and documented in a regulatory compliant way and be prepared for regular audits and inspections, as well as contributing to the development of the quality management system for the area of data management.
  • Other

  • To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance.
  • To participate in administration and activities to promote the Centre and its work to the wider University and the outside world
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications and Education

    1.A degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    2.Knowledge of research methods and techniques within specialist field3.Proven ability to analyse complex information and summarise appropriately4.

    Specialist knowledge of appropriate trial governance, systems and processes in relation to data management5.Experience of working with IS professionals to deliver comprehensive data management solutions

    Communication and Team Working

    6.Proven communication skills, including presentation to various audiences7.Excellent organisational and team-working skills


    8.Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, problem solving, innovation and teamworking within work

    Desirable Criteria 1.PhD in a relevant discipline2.Evidence of collaborations with industry, NHS or social care3. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community4.

    A commitment to high quality patient and public involvement5.Fluency in Welsh, written and oral

    Additional Information

    IMPORTANT : Evidencing Criteria

    It is Centre's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable.

    As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.

    Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance for this post, 8596BR .

    If candidates do not provide written evidence of meeting all of the essential criteria then their application will not be progressed.

    The Centre for Trials Research welcome the submission of CVs to accompany evidence of the job-based criteria.

    Grade 5

    Research Assistant (Data Manager) Cardiff University

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