Trial Manager

£65,208 - £65,208

Job Description

Looking for a temporary Trial Manager for a 48-month UK multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to assess whether ADVANCE-D (a digitally- supported perpetrator intervention) is superior in reducing intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration compared to usual community justice offender management for men who misuse substances subject to probation/criminal justice social work supervision. Applicants should have demonstrated experience of trial management and co-ordination of multi-centre (mixed-methods) randomised controlled trials from set-up to closure. The Chief Investigator is looking to appoint an experienced trial manager on a temporary basis (initally) to assist with setting up trial processes including ethics application, trial protocol and data linkage applications and agreements.


Key responsibilities

· manage administration for the study, and actively contributing to the research planning and development in partnership with Principal Investigators, Executive and Steering Groups and Study Teams

· be a key liaison with all university departments, relevant ethics and R&D committees, funding bodies etc

· prepare and support meetings, boards, and committees, including the coordination and distribution of briefing documents and background materials, drafting presentations or taking minutes, as required

· ensure all necessary approvals are in place, recruiting sites are initiated, staff are appropriately trained, and recruitment is maximised across all sites ensuring timely recruitment of study participants into studies

· develop working guidelines for the trial as necessary and manage all communications with the Sponsor organisation

· set up and monitor the Trial Master File 


1. A degree in a relevant or numerate discipline (e.g. psychology, health services research, criminology, sociology or related discipline)

2. Formal qualification in clinical trials

3. Post graduate qualification with a research methodology element


1. Experience of working in research or clinical trials studies

2. Proven experience of all stages of a clinical trial from start up to closeout

3. Experience of using complex databases and management information systems


An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant to work on the internally funded pilot study “Identity, Security and Integration of Gurkha migrants in the UK: A social anchoring perspective” at the School of Social Professions and Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will assist for 70 hours (in total) in the internally funded project from March 2024 to June 2024.

The pilot project aims to explore the lives and lived experience of one of the newest migrant groups in Britain, Nepali Gurkhas. In particular, this research helps unfold how Gurkha migrants make sense of their ‘new home’, their own sense of being, connect to different social spaces and access to migrant capitals in a host society/country. The research outputs will involve submission of an external grant proposal and stakeholder engagement workshop.

The Research Assistant would be expected to undertake a range of duties, including the following:

 1.Conduct research

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of specific research activities, as directed;

  • Undertake literature searches on migration, gender and existing institutional structures, strategies, and practices for integration of Gurkha migrants in UK;

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.


2. Presentation of findings


3. University/School profile

  • As appropriate, liaise with relevant internal and external contacts/organisations in related areas of study.



Postgraduate level with experience in gathering relevant information.


  1. Relevant experience

Understanding research processes.

In order to be shortlisted you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications (long list) which meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce a short list.

This role is to support the delivery of focus group and conduct additional tasks related to the DrinksRation project. 

This is a closed advert. 


MSc or above


Experience on conducting focus groups

Experience on academic publishing 

Knowledge and understanding on mobile health

We are looking for people to participate in 1-hour research study interviews exploring the embedding of conversational AI in everyday products. We will begin by introducing you to one such AI-enabled product, giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with it. Afterwards, you'll have a discussion with a researcher about your thoughts on it. You don't need to have experience with AI-enabled products in the past. If you've participated in one of these interviews before then you unfortunately cannot participate again.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday Feb 21st between 10:00 and 17:00. All interviews will take place at Bush House on the Strand campus. Please researve a slot at before applying.