National Specialty Lead for Genetics

Location: National

Closing Date: 23/03/2018

Job Description -

We are recruiting to the post of NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead (NSL) for Genetics.

This national role is a 1PA post, so involves an average weekly commitment of 4 hours. The post-holder will work in NIHR CRN Cluster E with Professor Stuart Parker (the National Specialty Cluster Lead for Ageing, Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases (DeNDRON), Neurological Disorders and Genetics).

Genetics supports the setup and delivery of clinical research in the NHS in genetic diseases. The Genetics NSL works with a team of regional specialty leads. Cluster E has a particular interest in the development of the next generation of researchers.

The Cluster Office is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and will provide administrative support for the role and travel expenses. In practical terms, the post-holder would participate in Cluster Executive meetings, lead the national specialty group and partake in other national NIHR CRN meetings. The successful applicant will work with the Cluster managerial and admin team (led by Dr Gary Nestor) and the CRN as a whole, but particularly the Medical, Research Delivery and Business Development & Marketing Directorates.

Attached is the generic role outline for the post of National Specialty Lead.

If you are interested in hearing more about this role, informal queries may be made to Stuart Parker (via his PA Elaine on 0191 208 1335), email

Applications consisting of a CV and a short (one-page max) statement setting out your vision and suitability for the role should be sent via email to Confirmation from your employer that they are willing to put in place arrangements to allow you to take on this role would also be useful at this stage.  

Please note that the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 23rd March 2017. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th April 2017 in London.

To apply for this job please contact

Name: Eleanor Anderson

Address: Biomedical Research Building (Third Floor), Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 5PL