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Deputy Director of BRC Operations

Job Reference: 196-BRC1345

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Research and Development
£68,554 to £79.374 p.a. inc of HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the top performing Trusts in the UK for undertaking pioneering clinical research. In addition to being one of the highest recruiters of participants into clinical trials and studies in England over the last four years, we have an ambitious and innovative operational research agenda. Our activity encompasses first in man clinical trials, advanced therapies and is driving patient recruitment in later phase research to a new level. We have extensive programmes of research involving health data and artificial intelligence, supported by an array of outstanding research infrastructures including an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility within our experimental medicine hub, with associated BRC state of the art research platforms. Our med tech hub includes the InnovateUK London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre.

We are seeking to appoint two highly experienced senior managers to the posts of Deputy Director of R&D Operations and Deputy Director of BRC Operations to lead our Research & Development function into the next phase.

Please note that this advert is for Deputy Director of BRC Operations post.

Please see separate advert to find out more about the Deputy Director of R&D Operations post

Both posts require extensive senior operational management experience and an understanding of research across both the clinical and academic landscapes as well as excellent communication, leadership and influencing skills. Both posts will work in partnership with the South London research ‘eco-system’ and beyond, to deliver a local research environment which is empowered to support our clinical research teams to deliver our outstanding and innovative clinical research agenda. This is an ideal opportunity for outstanding candidates to extend and apply their operational management expertise in a fast moving and thriving research environment supporting us in delivering research at the cutting edge of healthcare.

Apply by 18th September 2019 if you are interested in pushing forward the boundaries of clinical research by becoming part of our energetic and dynamic R&D Department.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion to find out more about the role prior to applying, please contact Kate Blake (Director of R&D Strategy) at or on 020 7188 5733

Apply by 18th September 2019 at Midnight

Proposed Interview Date: 15 October 2019



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