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Trial Support Officer

Health Sciences
26,341 - 32,344 per year
Grade 5
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
2 August 2022
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Role Description


York Trials Unit (YTU) situated in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York wishes to appoint a highly motivated Trial Support Officer to join our highly successful and fully accredited Trials Unit.  We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a strong background in research co-ordination/administration and an interest in pursuing a career in trials.

The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities.


You will assist with the setup and co-ordination of trials, assist with provision of documentation to obtain appropriate ethical approval and assist with the writing of summary reports and publications, all under the supervision and direction of a trial co-ordinator and/or senior trial manager.  This will involve liaising with members of the research team (including secretarial and administrative staff, trial managers, trial co-ordinators, data managers, statisticians, health economists and qualitative researchers). 

This post is to work across several funded projects, the type of projects will partly depend upon the background and experience of the successful candidate.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Excellent communication skills and have the ability to assist with the set up and co-ordination of randomised controlled trials.
  • First degree in a relevant area and demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of healthcare, social science or education research. 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality
  • Knowledge of research methods, evaluative designs and randomised controlled trial methodologies to engage high quality research
  • Skilled in use of a range of computer software packages including Word, Excel, Power Point

It may become a requirement for anyone successfully appointed to this role to undertake an enhanced DBS check, in order to undertake specific project work. Appointees will be asked to declare any spent convictions at the point at which a project requires an enhanced DBS check. The enhanced DBS check will then be carried out before they undertake work relating to that specific project.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: Please contact

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.