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Senior Policy Officer, Clinical Research

Medical Schools Council

Location:   London
Salary:  £37,270 per annum
Post Type:   Full Time
Closing Date:   Friday 06 March 2020
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:   UUK00320

This is an exciting new opportunity for an experienced, insightful and conscientious Senior Policy Officer, Clinical Research to join a busy office working at the interface between healthcare and higher education. The role holder will have responsibility for managing the business of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty.  They will also take responsibility for promoting clinical academic careers and the importance of research and clinical trials for the benefit of patients and of UK plc. The person will organise the meetings of the Medical Schools Council’s research sub-committee, the University Hospital Association’s Research and Development Directors as well as the twice-yearly meeting of UKCRC.

The role holder will need to develop a detailed understanding of training pathways for doctors undertaking clinical research in the NHS. The person will need to liaise with the funders of clinical research in the charities and Government funding agencies such as NIHR and the MRC.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required and the person must be well organised and have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure. It will provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in health or higher education policy as it involves exposure at the highest level to many aspects of education, research and service delivery in medical and dental schools, funding agencies and in university hospitals.  A science degree and/ or experience of the clinical research/research funding environment would be advantageous.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 19 March 2020.

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