Medical Officer (Research Physician)

Wiltshire, Porton Down
£75,200 - £101,400 Depending on experience
17 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Career Level
Medical Officer
Contract Type
Full Time

Medical Officer (Research Physician) 

Dstl Porton Down, Wiltshire – with occasional travel

Dstl is responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology for the benefit of UK defence and security. To do this, we work with the best people with best ideas around the world – from very small companies to world-class universities, huge defence organisations and sometimes other nations.

As part of this, our Toxicology, Trauma and Medicine (TTM) Group explore a range of medical therapies and passive protective measures. That way, we can help prevent or mitigate the lethal and incapacitating effects of chemical agents and toxins, as well as physical and traumatic injuries.

Now, we’re looking for GMC licenced practitioners to join us as medical officers. It’s an incredibly rare opportunity to have real influence within a dynamic team. In the role, you’ll provide expert medical support across a range of defence activities, particularly focusing on drug development and licensure. You’ll also become an integral part of the group, working closely with your medical colleagues and other scientific research staff. This will see you get involved in various projects, spanning from medical countermeasures research through to pharmaceutical development programmes and human volunteer trials. You’ll also share your knowledge throughout the organisation, giving advice to military operations and other related activities.

To join us, you’ll need to have post-foundation experience within a clinical speciality, and be committed to keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. This has given you knowledge of the science underpinning medicine, as well as a strong understanding of the legal framework around clinical trials conduct. You’ll also have an MBChB (or equivalent), and an awareness of basic research principles. While not essential, a history of leading scientific research projects would be beneficial.

Closing date: 16th June 2019

Interviews will take place throughout the advertising period

To find out more about this role and the work of Dstl, please go to Civil Service Jobs and click the apply button and follow the instructions to apply.