Associate Medical Director
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation's heart charity with a mission to lead the fight for every heartbeat through pioneering cardiovascular research. The BHF was founded in 1961 and is the leading independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK with annual income in excess of £135m, an employee base of over 3,700, supported by a further 22,000 volunteers. The BHF has a current research portfolio in excess of £400 million, with £100 million of new grants awarded each year.
The BHF is looking to appoint an additional Associate Medical Director (Clinical Research) to join its senior research leadership team. Reporting to the Medical Director and working with the two current Associate Medical Directors, you will have specific responsibility for overseeing the scientific review process of applications concerning clinical research, leading a small scientific team with close liaison with the Joint Heads of Research Funds and the administrative team. You’ll be a key contact for researchers seeking advice and guidance on BHF funding and (with the Medical Director and other Associate Medical Directors) represents the BHF at a senior level in meetings with other research funders and bodies.
The successful candidate will contribute to developing and implementing the BHF’s research strategy to ensure that this research funding is spent optimally, including the development of new initiatives that may involve both national and international partners. You’ll also contribute to evaluating the impact and outcomes of BHF-funded research.
We are seeking an individual with substantial expertise in clinical cardiovascular research, with a strong track record of grant funding and internationally recognised scientific achievement. He/she should have experience of research grant committees and of leadership and management in a University or in national/international setting.
Please note the position is available on a part-time basis but not less than 0.6 FTE.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0207 554 0341.
The provisional interview date for this role is 25th October 2017
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