Would you like to lead and shape the work of the transplant clinical study group?
The chair will lead a dynamic and responsive group of clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and scientists from across the UK, all of whom are actively involved in research. The CSGs are tasked with developing new research ideas and working these into high quality funding applications, leveraging a range of expertise from within the CSG and from the networks that support multicentre collaboration. As chair you will be responsible for:
- leading the group
- organising meetings (with support from Kidney Research UK)
- encouraging new members (from all relevant specialties, trainees and PPI members)
- encouraging trainee engagement and development
- publicising the work of the CSG
- reporting to the UK Kidney Research Consortium.
As agreed in the terms of reference for the UK Kidney Research Consortium, the term of office for chairs is four years. At the end of the third year, a chair-elect will be appointed to allow adequate hand-over during the fourth year.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, there are some additional criteria to fulfil the requirements of this role:
- Involvement in current research activity and interest in transplantation
- Prior experience in leading groups
- Collaborative outlook
- Good communication and networking skills
- A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
- Strong individual research track record (publications, grants)
Please send a short (two page) CV including relevant publications and a one page covering letter (outlining your suitability and reasons for applying) to [email protected].
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 7 January 2022.
This is an unpaid voluntary role but with remuneration for reasonable expenses (e.g. travel).