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Closing date: 04 September 2020

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Sub-Committee Chair - Programme Grants for Applied Research

This appointment offers senior applied health, public health and social care researchers the chance to lead the sub-committees that formally assess applications and subsequently make funding recommendations for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients, service users, carers and the NHS.

Funding Committee Deputy Chair -HTA programme

The Director of the NIHR HTA Programme, Professor Hywel Williams, and HTA Programme Director Designate Professor Andrew Farmer, seek to appoint a leader in the field of health technology assessment or related applied clinical research to undertake the duties of Deputy Chair for one of the NIHR HTA Funding Committee’s. The appointment is for three years in the first instance.

As Deputy Chair you will be responsible for supporting the Funding Committee Chair by chairing around one third of all applications at funding committee meetings. You will be working for one of the main HTA funding committees and making recommendations for commissioning a large portfolio of research. Other responsibilities will include contributing to the strategic development of the HTA programme.

The total time commitment to the NIHR HTA Programme is on average, half a day per week covering attendance at meetings, providing specific advice and undertaking background and planning work. 

Successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for and experience of health technology assessment, a sound knowledge of R&D in the NHS including methods of research, excellent communication and negotiating skills, proven ability to chair large committees effectively and a track record of research leadership and involvement in commissioning research.

The contract will initially be of three years’ duration, reviewed after two years. The Department of Health and Social Care will reimburse the successful applicant’s employing institution with an honorarium payment of £7.5K per annum.

The HTA Programme is an inclusive organisation that embraces diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For informal discussions about the role prior to application please contact the secretariat: Karen Williams, Senior Research Manager, HTA Programme, NETSCC, Beta House, Enterprise Road, Southampton SO16 7NS. Email:

Guidance notes for applicants are available. 

You may also wish to discuss the role with the Programme Director Designate, Professor Andrew Farmer:

Applications close on 4th September 2020.

You may also be interested in our vacancy for a Funding Committee Chair.