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Join us

Make a real contribution to how research is shaping the future of healthcare, social care, public health and global health.

As the nation's largest funder of health and care research, we have many openings for you to build a career or interest in health and care research, ranging from becoming a reviewer or a member of a funding committee to being employed in research management by one of our coordinating centres. We post opportunities on this page to:

  • Be part of our decision-making process by joining one of our funding committees for an NIHR research programme.
  • Help with research as a patient, carer or other member of the public.
  • Apply for job roles at all levels in research management and cross-cutting functions for the NIHR, for example in:

Managing research schemes and monitoring performance; finance and budgetary analysis; intellectual property and legal; communications, events and campaigns; impact and evidence; public involvement, participation and engagement; information systems, knowledge management and data analysis; governance, quality and operational management; stakeholder relationships.

Elsewhere on this website, you can find additional ways to join us to:

    ETC Helpdesk Coordinator (secondment cover)

    Closing date: 25 October 2021

    An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated and innovative team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre as a ETC Helpdesk Coordinator (secondment cover).

    Senior SEO Specialist

    Closing date: 31 October 2021
    Location: London

    We are looking for a Senior SEO Specialist to join the NIHR corporate communications team, helping to transform the NIHR's corporate website

    AcoRD Coordinator

    Closing date: 31 October 2021

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated and innovative team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s (CRN) National Coordinating Centre. This role supports work across both the Start-Up and Finance teams within the NIHR CRN to support the costing of clinical research studies using the principles of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance on Attributing the costs of health and social care Research and Development (AcoRD).

    Senior Analyst - Clinical Coder

    Closing date: 01 November 2021
    Location: Twickenham

    The NIHR is seeking to appoint a Senior Analyst (Clinical Coder) to support the Research Information Team at CCF.

    Research Collaboration Manager

    Closing date: 03 November 2021

    We are looking for a Research Collaboration Manager to focus on building collaborations across the NIHR’s broad research infrastructure and promoting the NIHR’s innovative research, facilities, services and people to potential partners.

    Press Office Manager

    Closing date: 03 November 2021
    Location: London

    We are looking for a Press Office Manager to join the NIHR corporate communications team, helping to raise the profile of NIHR through the work of the NIHR press office

    Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme Director

    Closing date: 05 November 2021

    The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme is seeking to appoint a Programme Director.

    Public Health Specialty Registrars (Ref - PHRT/21/01)

    Closing date: 19 November 2021

    The Public Health Research (PHR) programme is seeking to appoint trainee members to its Prioritisation Committee.

    Business Development Manager

    Closing date: 19 November 2021

    We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join the Business Development team at the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI).

    Senior Business Development Manager

    Closing date: 19 November 2021

    We are looking for a Senior Business Development Manager to join the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI).

    Committee member - RfPB Regional Advisory Committees

    Closing date: 01 December 2021

    The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme is seeking to appoint a number of Regional Advisory Committee Members.