Vacancies: POMCTN Board and Chief Investigator Scheme

POMCTN is recruiting for a new Board member and future Chief Investigators

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The UK POMCTN is recruiting for vacancies to both the POMCTN Board and the POMCTN Chief Investigator Scheme.

These vacancies were announced at the third annual POMCTN Autumn Meeting, held at the RCoA on 19-20 November 2018.


POMCTN Board Vacancy

There is one vacancy on the POMCTN Board. Applicants for Board membership should be active researchers in the field of clinical perioperative medicine and must be current and eligible members of either the POMCTN Local or Principal Investigator schemes.

POMCTN Board members have the opportunity to shape the future of the Network and help drive world-class, multi-centre, national clinical trials in perioperative medicine. The Board meets approximately three times per year and members are expected to attend all meetings.

The term of office for Board members is 3 years, renewable for a further term to a maximum of 6 years. There is no remuneration or back-fill for Board members, though meeting expenses are reimbursed.


Chief Investigator Scheme

The POMCTN Chief Investigator Scheme is intended to provide training and mentor-ship for a small number of talented individuals who wish to lead their own clinical trials in perioperative medicine. Applicants must be existing members of the POMCTN Local or Principal Investigator scheme, with a proven track record of recruitment to clinical trials.

Applicants will also ideally have the experience of a complete research cycle as a grant co-applicant, from outline application through to publication and dissemination of results. Previous experience of reviewing topic journal papers, grant applications or similar tasks is desirable.

Applications are welcomed from individuals of any clinical background of relevance to perioperative medicine. Visit our Chief Investigator page for more information.


Applications and Deadlines

Candidates must be clear in their submissions which role they are applying for - please include either "Board Vacancy" or "Chief Investigator Scheme" in your email subject heading.

Applicants should submit the following to pomctn@niaa.org.uk by 12pm on Monday 21 January 2019:

  • CV
  • Covering letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the role - please be explicit in your letter as to whether you are applying for the CTN Board or the Chief Investigator Scheme.
  • One page letter of support from your Head of Division/Head of Department/Employer.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the RCoA in London. Expenses for attendance will be reimbursed. Candidates should ensure that they are free on the day of interview - please be advised that this date cannot be moved.

Those who would like to discuss any of the above positions informally before applying should contact the CTN. Please note that both recruitment rounds close on the same date/time.


Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 22 January 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019

Click here to contact POMCTN with any further queries