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10th Feb 2015

NIAA Vacancy: Director, UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Group

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) wishes to appoint a Director to lead the development of a national Clinical Trials Group (CTG) for perioperative medicine, capable of supporting world-class multi-centre trials from idea to publication and dissemination.

The postholder will be expected to develop a national network of hospitals and investigators to recruit to trials and develop and implement a transparent and robust process for identifying and selecting studies to be considered by the CTG. He/she will also need to engage the appropriate stakeholders in the project and work effectively with the NIAA and its founding and funding partners and trainee research networks.

The post is a three-year fixed-term appointment, subject to annual review.

There is no direct payment for the role. The post is supported by 2 periods of professional activity (2 PAs) per week in order to enable the successful candidate to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per week to the Clinical Trials Group.

Those who are interested are strongly advised to discuss the role with Professor Mike Grocott, Director of the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) email:

Applicants should submit a CV and one page letter of support from their Head of Division/Head of Department/Employer to the NIAA Administrator using the upload form below. This must include contact details (daytime telephone and email address).

Potential applicants should also contact the NIAA Administrator for further supporting information about the NIAA.

Job Description
 CTG Director Job Description (803 KB)

Person Specification
 CTG Director Person Specification (781 KB)

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy was 12 noon on Friday 1st May 2015.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviews will be held on: Tuesday 9th June 2015

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