REG is recruiting for a Scientific Services Director

Scientific Services Director
Respiratory Effectiveness Group – Cambridge
£40,000 a year
We are currently seeking a Scientific Services Director who will play a key role working with world leaders in their field in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
In collaboration with the Chief Executive and REG team, the Scientific Services Director will be responsible for the timely and high-quality delivery of the organisation’s research and publications portfolio.Core responsibilities

  • Work closely with REG’s specialist working groups to support their current and future research activities;
  • Be a day-to-day point of contact and provide regular updates to all working group members
  • Coordinate working group meetings, provide preparatory materials and produce minutes post-meeting
  • Maintain a database of completed, ongoing and planned research activities and a record of publications arising from those activities
  • Develop research ideas from concept through to delivery
  • prepare research proposals and protocols and collaborate with working group steering committee members
  • prepare budget and support fundraising opportunities; monitor costs against budget and provide regular updates in conjunction with finance
  • brief and manage external research contractors
  • lead the data dissemination strategy and provide hands-on support for the publication/presentation of the data
  • brief and manage external communications agencies/working group members to ensure development of high quality results publication in peer-reviewed respiratory journals
  • Work closely with REG collaborators and the CEO to support the advocacy aims of the organisation
  • Forge relationships with external partners, research organisations, regulatory authorities and guideline developers
  • Develop proposals for joint working initiatives
  • Contribute to the development of position statements, general publications and broader commentary representing the views of REG and its aims
  • Develop proposals for scientific sessions at key respiratory events as a vehicle for collaborators to share evidence and promote the role and value of real-world data
  • Play a key role in the development and success of the annual REG Summit
  • Lead the development of the scientific programme
  • Provide oversight and management of congress abstract reviews in collaboration with the Summit Scientific Committee
  • Provide onsite support and coordination
  • Direct the publication of the Summit proceedings/abstract book in a peer review journal
  • Contribute as an active member of the management team to the broader activities of the organisation
  • Act as a primary contact point for all collaborator enquiries about the organisation
  • Provide input and content as required for
  • REG newsletters and press releases
  • Collaborator meetings at key congressesAGM
  • Annual Report and financial statements
  • Presentations by REG Executives
  • Develop and implement SOPs for REGs’ research, publication and communications activities
  • Implement and maintain the information management system for all research and communications related activities
  • Attend key respiratory meetings and congresses to promote the activities of the organisation and to support the delivery of current and planned research activities.

Qualifications and experience

Essential background

  • Medically or scientifically qualified, to graduate level
  • Proven track record of project management from conception through to delivery
  • Experience working with or within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in research project planning and management
  • Experience in Publishing and/or Editorial Project Management
  • Experience working with global key opinion leaders and multi-disciplinary stakeholders
  • Experience managing external contractors and agencies

Desirable background

  • Experience in medical writing
  • Experience in a senior management role
  • Commercial experience in life sciences or medically related field
  • Experience in the design, execution, and analysis of observational research studies within the pharmaceutical or public health setting

Essential skills and attributes

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to work autonomously and also as part of a successful team
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a remote, global team
  • Adaptable, with ability to respond to different situations as they arise
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint (mandatory); InDesign, DTP and website development (advantageous)

The candidate will be expected to work on a full-time basis, 5 days per week, maximum of 8 hours per day, although there will be the occasional requirement to work in excess of these hours in the lead up and during international events/congress meetings.
Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience but will be expected to be in the range of £40,000–£45,000.

Please submit a copy of your CV with a covering letter outlining the reasons for your interest and believed suitability for the role to to Carole Andrews or apply online.

The closing date for this application is 31 October 2016.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00 /year

Zoe Mitchell


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