• Project managing and acting as a first point of contact for assigned study area to ensure recruitment and/or follow-up-related milestones are achieved.
• Making sure that assigned study area is adequately set-up and resourced according to the specific study requirements, including areas relating to data management, sampling, recording biometric data, study treatment supply, study documentation and training provision.
• Assisting with regulatory/ethic approvals and the local trial contracts are agreed and fully complied with.
• Organising meetings for our global delegates, to ensure all logistics requirement are fulfilled.
• Provide training and supervision to junior staff as required.
What can I say? Oxford, like all academic institutions, employs very poor working conditions for early career academics. Many are asked to virtually work for free in order to 'bolster up their CV' with little to no financial compensation. Short term academic contracts are the norm and most will not pay the bills, especially if you have a family.
The organisation is not profit led so can be slow paced and relaxed, but it does not always motivate it's employees with any performance initiatives.
Also can be difficult to support university systems and projects due to unusual methods and structure.
Culture, typical day, and management style all wholly dependent on the type of research and who your supervisor is. I found that I was expected to work long, irregular hours with very little supervisory input
Great place for academic interactions but zero job security for any academic, irrespective of standing. There seem to be no permanent positions which are not already filled so new academics have to continue to live on 1-3-5 year contracts with no prospects of staying employed, even when contributing to the culture of the University.
I can't speak for the whole university but the department i work for is good and working hard to make sure that women are well represented. However there still needs to be work to make the life/work balance better