This site is optimised for modern browsers. For the best experience, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.


We welcome your feedback, which will help improve this site.

Feedback form

Join us


Vacancy details

Closing date: 19 March 2020
Interview date: 07 April 2020

Other vacancies

National Specialty Lead for Infectious Diseases

NIHR CRN National Specialty Lead for Infectious Diseases


Do you want to work for an outstanding organisation at the forefront of clinical research delivery?

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) provides the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS and wider social care environment in England. This includes assisting researchers and funders to deliver their studies in the NHS and supporting the research community to maximise the value of leading-edge approaches and techniques, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.

The CRN is a managed network consisting of a broad alliance including Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, five Russell Group Universities, and PA Consulting. It is supported by a national CRN Coordinating Centre (CC) and funded by the Department of Health until March 2022. Alliance university partners provide Cluster leadership delivering national academic and clinical leadership for 31 CRN research specialties along with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation.

The position of National Specialty Lead provides the opportunity for a high-calibre clinical leader to provide expert advice to the CRN and work with the national and international health and life-sciences industry (non-commercial, pharma, med-tech, diagnostics and biotech) to make the NHS a benchmark of excellence for the research community.

National Specialty Lead - Infectious Diseases

Reporting to a Cluster Lead, you will provide leadership of the specialty at a national level and promote the engagement, placement and delivery of studies. You will understand NHS research priorities, the needs of your specialty area and have good links to the evolving NHS strategic clinical leadership. In partnership with the Research Delivery Team locally and nationally, you will advise/troubleshoot areas of poor delivery from a clinical perspective and promote continuous improvement. You will have a recognised reputation within the field and have the ability to engage with senior stakeholders both internally and externally

Commitment: 1 PA reimbursed to employing organisation
Closing date: 19th March
Interviews: 7th April in London

Further information: Job pack 

To apply please send a CV and a (one page max) statement setting out your vision and suitability for the role via email to Confirmation from your employer that they are willing to put in place arrangements to allow you to take on this role would also be useful at this stage.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 19th of March.

Informal enquiries should be made to Tracy Harman on 020 7594 7932 email:

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Information can be made available in alternative formats.