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Joint Research Office Programme Director vacancy

Liverpool Health Partners (LHP), the recently established Liverpool Academic Health Science System, is looking to appoint an individual of high-standing in the clinical and research community to the position of Joint Research Office Programme Director.

This unique opportunity provides the chance to become a leading figure within Liverpool Health Partners, and drive forward an important and high profile collaboration.

LHP is a partnership between the University of Liverpool, and six NHS Trusts: Aintree University Hospital Foundation NHS FT, Alder Hey Children’s NHS FT, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS FT, Liverpool Women’s NHS FT, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and The Walton Centre NHS FT. LHP will focus on research, clinical services, education and training with the aim of ensuring that medical research breakthroughs lead to direct clinical benefits for patients. The Partnership will be organised around clinical academic programmes where LHP can demonstrate international excellence in research, supported by clinical services, which can be developed in a coordinated way across the Partnership. The Joint Research Office cross-cutting programme has the support and involvement of each of the LHP partners Research and Development Offices to provide a coordinated approach to research support and governance. The JRO will play a fundamental role in helping to ensure that each of the four vertical clinical academic programmes: Cancer; Infection; Drugs; Musculoskeletal; achieve their ambitions and deliver real benefits for patient populations.

The JRO Programme Director, will be employed by one of the LHP Partners. They will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and have the expertise and background to lead the academic, NHS service and education components of the Joint Research Office. The Programme Director will Chair the Research Operations Group and report directly to the LHP Board, where they will be expected to contribute to strategic decision making that concerns both the Joint Research Office and the partnership as a whole.

Prospective candidates are asked to submit a copy of their Curriculum Vitae together with a proposal describing how the Joint Research cross-cutting programme will be developed. The proposal should be no longer than six sides of A4, and describe the following:

  1. How the Joint Research Office cross-cutting programme can help support Clinical Academic Programmes to develop relevant and ambitious objectives
  2. Describe your experience of clinical academic leadership
  3. Describe, in detail, how you will establish the Joint Research Office as a cross-cutting programme
  4. Summarise what the key achievements for the Joint Research Office cross-cutting programme will be after 1 year, 3 years and 5 years

The candidate will be asked to present their proposal during interview.

JRO Programme Director - Job Description

Please send applications to:
Collette Lorne,

Liverpool Health Partners, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 7ZX

DEADLINE: Tuesday 10th April

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