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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Careers and Development

Welcome to the Careers and Development page at the PCTU where you can explore our current vacancies, short term contracts and learn more about PhD placements.

The PCTU is always on the lookout for motivated, dynamic and committed people to join our team.  If you don't see an opening that is right for you, we recommend checking back regularly to get a first look of all of our new opportunities.


Current Vacancies

Clinical Trial Manager – QMUL25540

This is a full-time fixed term appointment for 38 months with the possibility of extension. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 to £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

For more information and to apply: 

Closing date: 04 August 2021

About the Role

This exciting new post represents an ideal opportunity for a self-motivated, experienced Trial Coordinator/ Trial Manager to work in a multi-site CTIMP trial in a registered Clinical Trials Unit.

The role will be to coordinate and manage #ChariotMS (Cladribine to halt deterioration in people with advanced multiple sclerosis) in collaboration with the lead research team based at the Blizard Institute (Centre for Neuroscience, Surgery and Trauma) and the Trial management Group at the PCTU.

About You

Previous research experience in multi-site Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMPs) involving contact with NHS patients or research participants is essential.  Previous experience in MS trials would be beneficial.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Tahera Hussain at

The closing date for applications is 04 August 2021.


PhD opportunities

If you think you might be interested in doing a PhD studentship within the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit please contact us on

This document Phd Opportunities at Pragmatic Clinical Trial Unit lists potential projects and supervisors but if you have an idea that is not listed, please feel free to contact us to find out if your idea is something we think we could supervise.

Placements and short term contracts

We consider placements and short term contracts within the unit. If you are interested in working with us please contact

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