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Research and Medical Director

Seeking a change of career?  Yearning for real job satisfaction, with an organisation that appreciates you?  We need a Research and Medical Director.  Come and join our team!

You already have your CCT in respiratory medicine, and good experience of academic/pharmaceutical research, so you already know that lung disease

  • Affects 1 in 5 people in the UK
  • Causes 1 in 10 deaths in the UK
  • Costs the NHS billions of pounds every year
  • Yet has amongst the lowest overall investment into research

We are looking for a medically qualified and motivated Research and Medical Director to join our Senior Management Team. Your strong respiratory background and proven post-graduate research management experience will be essential in leading Asthma + Lung UK’s research grant programme, designed to make a difference to the lives of people living with lung disease.

Your understanding of respiratory medicine and research will make an essential contribution to the overall direction of Asthma + Lung UK and its activities. With the support of our Head of Research, you will be responsible for the implementation and development of our research strategy, management and monitoring of research grant awards, and prompt dissemination and development of results.

As the main in house medical voice of the organisation, you will provide medical input and advice on content to other Asthma + Lung UK teams when needed. You will be an able and confident communicator, with excellent verbal and presentation skills, comfortable with the idea of considerable media exposure.  You will be happy to support our fundraising team, as they seek to double the funds available for our research programmes.

Personally, you are motivated to make a real difference to people affected by lung disease.  You have strong values which include a commitment to excellence, empathy and empowering others, including those you work with and on behalf of.

As well a salary that is very competitive within the third-sector we offer excellent benefits including our cycle-to-work scheme, interest-free annual season Travelcard loan, 30 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays), pension scheme and much more. Your professional development including the continuation of some clinical sessions  would also be supported and encouraged.

We will consider full time or part time applicants but we would require the successful applicant to work a minimum of three days per week. Please state your desired working pattern on your application form.

Location: London, EC1V 7ER
Salary£80,000 FTE (pro-rata for part-time hours)
Closing date for applications: 9am on 3 June 2016 
Interview dates: TBC

Want to join us?

To apply for this role, download and complete our brief application form (Word 86KB)

Send your application form and your current CV to

Applications for this role will close on 9am on 3 June 2016. Unfortunately we’re unable to consider any applications received after the closing date.

Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, you will only be contacted if you have been successfully shortlisted. Thank you for your understanding.