POMCTN Vacancies: Deputy Director and Board Member posts

Do you want to help drive the further development of the POMCTN?

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The UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network (POMCTN), overseen by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), is recruiting for up to two positions on its Board.

One of the posts is a new role for Deputy Director of the POMCTN. The other is for a Board member to replace a current Board member who has had to step down. Both positions are advertised under open recruitment.


PLEASE NOTE: If an existing Board member is appointed to the Deputy Director role then there will be an additional appointment to the Board member position; if a new external applicant is appointed to the Deputy Director role then this will also fill the current vacant Board slot.


Application and Timelines

Please read below for further detail on the two positions. Candidates are able to apply for either or both of the two positions, but must be clear in their submissions which role(s) they are applying for.

Applicants should submit the following to pomctn@niaa.org.uk. by the stated deadline:

  • CV (this must include names and contact details for two referees and information on current salary if applying for Deputy Director role)
  • Covering letter explaining why they are interested in and suited to this role - please be explicit in your letter as to which role(s) you are applying for.
  • One page letter of support from their Head of Division/Head of Department/Employer.

Candidates should note the application timeline below and ensure that they are free on the day of interview - please be advised that this date cannot be moved.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Monday 22 January 2018
Interview Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the RCoA, London, WC1R 4SG


Deputy Director

The main role of the Deputy Director is to support the Director in delivering all aspects of the Network’s activities. Please read the Job Description below for more information.

The post-holder will be expected to help develop our national network of hospitals and investigators to recruit to trials and implement a transparent and robust process for identifying and selecting studies to be considered by the CTN. 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 3 year fixed term appointment, subject to annual review.

There is no direct payment for the role. The post is supported by 1 period of professional activity (1 PA) per week in order to enable the successful candidate to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week to the Network.


Board vacancy

A position is also available on the POMCTN Board, offering the opportunity to shape the future of the Network and help drive world-class, multi-centre, national clinical trials in perioperative medicine, from idea to publication and dissemination.

Applicants to the POMCTN Board should be active researchers in the field of clinical perioperative medicine. Clinical POMCTN Board members must be current and eligible members of either the POMCTN Local or Principal Investigator scheme.

The POMCTN Board meets approximately three times per year and members are expected to attend all meetings. Members will also be expected to attend other major functions of the POMCTN such as the NIAA Annual Scientific Meeting or POMCTN Autumn Meeting.

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 backfill for Board members, though meeting expenses are reimbursed. It is recommended that Members discuss their appointment with hospital colleagues and senior management.


CLOSING DATE: 12pm on Monday 22 January 2018