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Head of Data and Applications

£57,696 - £64,914

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Head of Data and Applications

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS)

Ref: 132908

Salary: Grade 9, (£57,696-£64,914)

The University of Glasgow has been changing the world for more than 570 years, and today we are delighted to rank in the top 100 of universities worldwide in both the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings.

Our people have always been at the forefront of our innovation, including eight Nobel Laureates, two UK Prime Ministers, three First Ministers of Scotland, 10 Fellows of the Royal Society and 11 Fellows of the British Academy, and our past achievements inspire our current world changers. The University employs over 10,000 staff and is in the midst of an ambitious capital programme.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Data and Applications to join the  Robertson Centre for Biostatistics (RCB) within the School of Health and Wellbeing.

In this role, you will lead on data management and software applications strategy implementation and governance within RCB, which is part of the Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit (GCTU) . The centre’s staff consists of biostatisticians, database managers, software developers, IT technicians, project managers and administrative staff, who are dedicated to the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials and other well-conducted studies. Your role will be to ensure the efficient, sustainable and innovative operation of data and applications services across RCB. This includes responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance and maintenance of relevant accreditation standards across RCB’s data and applications activities, and for the efficient planning, delivery and improvement of data governance and application systems provision.

Reporting to the Director of Operations for RCB, you will be a key member of both the RCB Executive Team and the RCB Operational Management Group. In your capacity as a senior leader within RCB, you will establish and manage effective collaborative relationships with fellow RCB operational leads, as well as more widely across the University and with GCTU colleagues.

With extensive experience in software programming, applications development and managing software application systems in a highly regulated environment, including system deployment within a secure web-based context, you will also have expert knowledge of software application development in a clinical trials context, including the requirements of computer systems validation (including 21 CRF Part 11 Compliance).

You will represent RCB on relevant committees at both local and national level, therefore  excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with a diverse range of colleagues and clients in a positive, collaborative and constructive manner, is essential.

You will have line management responsibility for relevant members of the software development and data management teams, and you will use your experience of leadership and management in a research organisation to support them in establishing effective line management arrangements for their own teams where appropriate.

This post is full time (35 hours per week, Monday- Friday) and open-ended (permanent). It is a hybrid position, with a minimum of 50% of your week worked in the RCB offices (centrally located on the University campus in Glasgow).  Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Informal enquiries should be directed via email to Liz Anderson  [email protected]

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th November 2023

As part of Team UofG, you will be a member of a world-changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff,  pension, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your  health and wellbeing.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community  here.

We endorse the principles of  Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

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