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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2021.

Associate Medical Director (AMD) – Research and Development

Job Reference: 918-MR8293

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Associate Medical Director - ODT
National - by agreement
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum pro rata

For more than fifty years, the United Kingdom has made great progress and developed world-leading expertise in organ donation and transplantation medicine and surgery- giving hope to everyone in need of a transplant that their life may be saved or improved.

Research and development in organ donation and transplantation, across the UK, is critical to delivering long‑term improvements. The research carried out today will provide the evidence base for future clinical practice.


This new role within the OTDT Clinical team provides a unique opportunity to provide clinical leadership in organ donation and transplantation Research and Development (R&D) at a UK level.


The post holder will collaboratively work with colleagues to provide oversight of, and clinical advice and input into, organ donation and transplantation research and development on behalf of NHSBT. This will include acting as the NHSBT lead in the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit and being integral to the delivery of relevant actions within the strategy Organ Donation and Transplantation 2030: Meeting the Need. This ten-year vision for organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom includes the following research and innovation priorities:


  • Organ assessment and recovery
  • Long-term patient outcomes
  • Behavioural research
  • Infrastructure support
  • Enhanced data sharing and linkage


The agreed hours for this role are 2 PA’s/week, on a fixed term basis for 3 years.

This is a national vacancy and the location is to be agreed with the successful applicant.

For an informal discussion in relation to the role with either Rachel Johnson (Assistant Director, Statistics and Clinical Research) and/or Derek Manas (OTDT Medical Director – from Jan 2022), please contact Sarah Allen via email at:


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Thursday 25th November 2021.

Interviews will take place remotely, Wednesday 8th December 2021.

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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