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									                                         INDUSTRY MANAGER
                                                   Job Ref: A-576581
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Translational Medicine, NIHR Medicines for Children
         Research Network (MCRN)

Salary: Depending on qualifications and experience                         Range: £30,870 - £35,789 pa

Location: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool                         Hours of work: Full-Time

Tenure: 1 year                                                             Grade: 7

Closing Date: 14 November 2011                   Interview Date: 30 November 2011

       Informal enquiries to Dr Andrew Rose, MCRN Deputy Assistant Director on 0151 252 5435,
                                     email: andrew.rose@liv.ac.uk

 Application Procedure
 Applications should comprise:

 *A completed applicant information form
 * A copy of your full curriculum vitae
 *A statement indicating the reasons for applying for this post and how your training and experience is relevant.
 If you have any particular requirements should you be invited to interview, please make this clear in your

Submitting Applications
Applications may be submitted by e-mail to jobs@liv.ac.uk or by post or in person to: The Director of Human
Resources (Recruitment), The University of Liverpool, Hart Building, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ

 ROYAL MAIL – Postal Pricing System. Please ensure that postal applications carry the correct postage according to the weight and
 measurement of the item, as items with insufficient postage will be held and delayed by the Royal Mail. Details of their pricing system are
 available online at www.royalmail.com or from a Post Office branch.

 Acknowledgement of Applications
 Please note that we are unable to acknowledge postal applications. If you would like an acknowledgement
 please enclose a stamped addressed card or envelope, and place it at the front of your application. If you e-mail
 your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement.

 Shortlisting and Interviews
 Shortlisting and interview arrangements are the responsibility of the recruiting Department. Please contact Dr
 Andrew Rose, email: andrew.rose@liv.ac.uk if you have a query after the closing date.

 Outcome of Applications
 Vacancies at the University often attract a large number of candidates and it is not always possible to respond
 individually to every application. If you have not heard from the recruiting Department by late December 2011
 please take it that your application has not been successful.

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Please be aware that you will be required to bring your passport (and visa if applicable) to interview so that it can
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for jobs will be considered on their abilities and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age,
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irrelevant distinction. Training is available to support career progression within the University.

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commitment, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a post and
consider them on their abilities. If your disability prevents you completing the application form by the specified
closing date, or when the vacancy closes early, due to a high volume of applications, please call the
Recruitment Team to discuss alternative arrangements.

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Discrimination Act, 2005), and mark X in the yes box on the Equal Opportunities Employment Form. This
form must be returned with your application form. Full details of the scheme are available at


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contact jobs@liv.ac.uk or telephone 0151 794 6771.

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telephone 0151 794 6771.


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     As the post is located at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the successful candidate will be asked to
                          make an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.

1.       Prime Objective of the Post

         This is a key position within the nationally acclaimed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
         Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN). The post-holder will work as part of the MCRN’s
         Industry Team to manage and develop the Network’s commercial study portfolio. The post-holder will
         liaise with senior personnel within the global pharmaceutical industry, the NHS and academia to
         manage the implementation of commercial paediatric studies across the UK. This post provides an
         exciting opportunity for a motivated individual and an interest in clinical research management to work
         in a key position within an important national initiative.

2.       Supervision received

         You will report to the MCRN Deputy Assistant Director, and through them to the MCRN Executive
         Committee, and work alongside another MCRN Industry Manager and other staff. Training will be
         provided as required.

3.       Contacts

         You will work closely with staff in the MCRN Co-ordinating Centre, the six Local Research Networks
         (LRNs) and three MCRN Areas located across England, MCRN Experimental Medicine workstream,
         NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and senior academic, clinical and pharmaceutical
         industry staff.

4.       Context

         The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN)
         was created in 2005 to improve the co-ordination, speed and quality of randomised controlled trials
         and other well designed studies of medicines for children and adolescents, including those for
         prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Six Local Research Networks (LRNs) across the UK have been
         established to undertake these studies, with three additional MCRN Areas developed to provide
         comprehensive coverage. Central to MCRN’s activities is the efficient support of UK and international
         studies sponsored by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The EU paediatric medicines
         regulation has increased the level of commercial clinical studies activity dramatically, and this post
         has been created to support this increased activity. The strategic lead for this workstream is provided
         by the MCRN’s Associate Director for Industry.

5.       Range of duties

         The post provides an ideal opportunity for an organised and motivated individual to support the
         management of the increasing activities of the MCRN Industry Team. You will work closely with staff
         in the MCRN Co-ordinating Centre, Local Research Networks (LRNs), MCRN Areas, MCRN
         Experimental Medicine workstream, NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and senior global
         pharmaceutical industry, NHS and academic staff to support the development of the MCRN’s
         commercial study portfolio. The post will be based at the Institute of Translational Medicine (Child
         Health) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the MCRN Co-ordinating Centre. However, your work will
         have a strategic impact nationally and internationally. The role will require frequent travel within the
         UK and possibly, very occasionally, overseas. It is not anticipated that UK journeys will usually require
         overnight stays. You will be required to be involved in a broad range of activities, including:

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   To work collaboratively and flexibly as part of the MCRN Industry and wider Co-ordinating Centre
    Teams to support the development of new and improved medicines for children.
   To act as a key point of contact for enquiries from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract
    research organisation and other companies. To log and progress such enquiries effectively and
    efficiently. To communicate in an appropriate manner, in particular when commercially sensitive
    information is being discussed.
   To help UK and multinational companies obtain advice from UK clinical experts.
   To facilitate the collection of study feasibility data in association with the MCRN LRNs)/Areas,
    Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) and others. (National, NIHR CRN Industry processes are
   Collaborate with staff at MCRN and NIHR CRN co-ordinating centres to ensure that confidentiality
    agreements are obtained as required.
   Identify new studies which are eligible for inclusion in the MCRN study portfolio. To monitor “NIHR
    Co-ordinated System for gaining NHS Permission” (CSP) and other systems and then progress
    studies, as appropriate.
   To support the MCRN Study Assessment Committee’s (SAC) activities as it considers industry
    studies. Activities include:
         o To help organise SAC teleconferences/meetings
         o Drafting/circulating documents to committee members and external investigators for
             consideration, which requires close liaison with MCRN and NIHR CRN staff
         o Collection, interpretation and presentation of study feasibility data to the SAC
         o Collation of key comments on studies, the preparation of minutes and correspondence on
             behalf of the SAC Chair for sponsors
         o Tracking/reporting SAC activity. Ensuring actions are recorded and implemented.
   To assist with contractual and financial arrangements involving the MCRN, NHS, pharmaceutical
    industry and other relevant parties.
   To expedite and performance manage study setup in NHS sites with LRNs/Areas.
   To handover key information/data required by colleagues as they lead on particular aspects of
   Collate, analyse and interpret data on study set up and delivery to produce reports for the purpose
    of performance monitoring. To identify and work with MCRN colleagues to address poorly
    performing studies/sites as part of performance management processes.
   Work flexibly with colleagues to support the MCRN’s public study activities (in line with industry
    processes) and other activities, if resourcing makes this necessary.
   To establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinical and research management
    staff within the LRNs, MCRN Areas, the NIHR CRN and other organisations, as required.
   Collate, analyse and interpret data, information, timelines and progress of studies proceeding
    through MCRN processes to produce reports for the purpose of performance monitoring and work
    with MCRN colleagues to address poor study progress through processes.
   Contribute to the effective functioning of the MCRN through the development, introduction and
    implementation of robust streamlined systems and processes.
   To be responsible for maintaining databases, in particular registering and maintaining records of
    studies in the NIHR CRN Portfolio Database and MCRN Study Management System. Maintain
    own paper based and/or computer based filing systems.
   To fulfil the reporting and dissemination requirements of MCRN and NIHR CRN (for example
    annual and progress reports, presentations, newsletters and website reports).
   To ensure compliance with data protection, confidentiality and security requirements.
   To contribute to the promotion of the MCRN and help build awareness of the benefits of
    collaborating with the Network. This may be via websites, presenting at meetings and
    conferences, producing newsletters and other methods of communication.
   To co-ordinate and participate in relevant national (NIHR CRN etc) committees and meetings,
    including compiling agendas, preparing and distributing papers and recording and following up
    action points.
   To deputise as appropriate for other MCRN colleagues at meetings where necessary.
   To keep MCRN colleagues up-to-date with relevant matters.

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        To organise/conduct training events, conference sessions and inductions to describe relevant
         processes to MCRN and external staff, as required. To guide and coach staff to ensure that they
         have a full understanding of processes, as required.
         To report to the MCRN Deputy Assistant Director, and on occasion conduct work under the
         direction of other MCRN senior management, but be able to work independently and demonstrate
         initiative, using own judgement, solving problems and making recommendations to enhance
        Where appropriate, to prepare correspondence, reports, manuscripts, slides, presentations and
         other documents using the office standard word processing package (currently MS Office suite).

     This job description provides a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list of
     duties and responsibilities, which will develop and change over time through natural progression.

6.   Institute of Translational Medicine

     The Institute of Translational Medicine within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences brings together
     a critical mass of people and skills across a broad range of topics in order to effectively progress high
     quality basic research into clinical benefit.

     It comprises the following departments:

            Biostatistics
            Cellular and Molecular Physiology
            Gastroenterology
            Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
            Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
            Women's and Children's Health

     Translational medicine is an essential science in studies that are undertaken from bench to bedside
     but also from bedside to bench. However, because not all in vitro and in vivo models replicate human
     disease, it is vital that we integrate clinical, whole animal and in vitro work.

     The Institute aims to leverage historically strong cellular, molecular and bioanalytical skills alongside
     mature clinical networks, combining these with access to the latest theoretical advances in
     computational and systems biology.

7.   Faculty of Medicine

     The Faculty of Medicine in Liverpool has eight Schools: School of Medical Education, School of
     Dental Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, School of Clinical
     Laboratory Sciences, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, School of
     Reproductive and Developmental Medicine and School of Biomedical Sciences; in total there are 29
     Departments with around 390 academic staff. The Faculty has a strong research reputation and is at
     the forefront of developments in health care education, offering undergraduate education in medicine,
     dentistry, nursing and the allied health professions and a wide range of postgraduate courses.
     There are close links with the NHS North West Regional Office and with a large number of NHS
     Trusts. Academic staff are based in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, the
     Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, University Hospitals Aintree and the Women’s
     Hospital and work in other hospitals in the region.

     The University of Liverpool, Division of Child Health (part of the School of Reproductive and
     Developmental Medicine) is located in the Institute of Child Health, a building linked to the Alder Hey
     Children’s Hospital. We are a busy department with over 50 academic, research, clinical and support
     staff based in the Institute. The Institute has strong links with the rest of the hospital, and staff from
     both institutions collaborate on a wide range of clinical and academic projects.


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8.   The Occupational Pension Scheme associated with this appointment is the Universities Superannuation
     Scheme (USS).

     Full particulars of the scheme can be obtained, on request, from the Director of Human Resources.

     An acceptance of this appointment will be taken as an application to join USS and have the appropriate
     contributions deducted from salary unless the Director of Human Resources is expressly notified in
     writing either before commencing employment, within three months of that date or on expiry of three
     months notice, that the appointee intends to make his or her own pension arrangements.

     Should the appointee decide to make his or her own personal pension arrangements, the University will
     not contribute to the personal arrangement. No other form of supplementation of pension benefits will be
     available from the University.

     It may be possible for a newly appointed member of staff who has not been in USS to have his or her
     accrued benefits from his or her former pension scheme transferred to the USS. In such a case, USS
     will be asked to investigate a transfer payment and will provide, on actuarial advice, a proposal for a
     number of years' credit in USS which such payment would secure. The member of staff is at liberty
     either to accept this or elect to deal with his or her accrued benefits as determined by the rules of his or
     her former scheme.

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                                             EMPLOYEE SPECIFICATION – Shortlisting Criteria

Post Title: Industry Manager                                                                   Salary: £30,870 - £35,789 pa

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences                                                              Job Ref: A-576581

        Attributes             No.                           Essential Criteria                                         Desirable Criteria
                                          (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting            (Identified from – Application form/CV/Supporting
                                                    Statement/Interview/References)                              Statement/Interview/References)
1.    EXPERIENCE               1.1   Familiarity with research within a clinical/scientific           Experience of working in the pharmaceutical/biotech
                                     environment                                                      industry
                               1.2   Experience of successfully organising, managing and              Experience of financial administration and contracting
                                     contributing to management meetings
                               1.3   Experience of developing meeting agendas, circulating
                                     associated documents and accurately taking minutes of
                               1.4   Experience of working in a busy office environment where the
                                     ability to meet tight deadlines is crucial
2.   EDUCATION                 2.1   You should have a degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent
     QUALIFICATIONS                  qualification or relevant professional experience)
3.   SKILLS, GENERAL           3.1   Familiarity with medical, scientific and/or research
     AND SPECIAL                     terminology
     KNOWLEDGE                 3.2   Excellent presentation and communication skills, with the
                                     ability to communicate professionally, sensitively and
                                     effectively with clinical, scientific and academic personnel
                               3.3   Excellent IT skills
                               3.4   Excellent organisational skills
                               3.5   A commitment to delivery, working to tight deadlines and able
                                     to work under pressure
4.     PERSONAL                4.1   Evidence of working effectively in a team
       ATTRIBUTES AND          4.2   Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise workload and to
      CIRCUMSTANCES                  work independently and to tight deadlines
                               4.3   An enthusiastic, proactive approach to working in a diverse
                               4.4   Willing and able to travel within the UK
                               4.5   Attention to detail

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