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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Careers and Vacancies

Welcome to the Careers and Vacancies 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

PCTU Senior Trials Manager – QMUL25540

This is a full-time fixed term appointment for 36 months with the possibility of extension. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,655 to £45,479 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

For more information and to apply: 

Closing date: 2 November 2021

About the Role

This exciting new post represents an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual to further develop their trial management skills in multi-centre Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMPs) working with a multidisciplinary team.

The role will take on lead responsibilities across CTIMPs supported by the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU), with an emphasis on managing ChariotMS, 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. Other CTIMPs the post holder may be involved in are the AttackMS and any future CTIMPS.

About You

Previous research experience in multi-site CTIMPs involving NHS patients or research participants is essential. Previous experience with 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 2 November 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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