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Vacancy for co-director UKODTRN

Voluntary, unpaid

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 25 March 2024

Do you want to use your professional expertise, experience, and passion to make a real difference to how research is delivered in organ donation and transplantation in the UK?  

If so, this is an exciting opportunity to collaboratively lead the UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network (UKODTRN).   

As the research co-director, you will work alongside the UKODTRN’s other co-director, who leads on public and patient involvement and engagement. You will co-lead this multi-disciplinary collaboration which seeks to deliver on its vision to provide a research-ready environment that aims to facilitate world-leading impactful, collaborative, and inclusive research for patient benefit, one that is recognised internationally as a major strength for delivery of research in organ donation and transplantation.

There’s a great team of clinicians, researchers, patients and charities already involved but there is still a lot to do if the Network wants to achieve its vision. Both co-directors, as part of the UKODTRN executive eommittee, will provide the leadership of the Network’s work 

This role is supported by a deputy-director (yet to be appointed) and a part-time project manager who is responsible for the day-to-day management, coordination and delivery of the Network’s activities.  

Both co-directors will initially be instrumental in facilitating the delivery of the Network’s research priority setting exercise.  This is a substantial piece of work on solid organ transplantation in the UK which needs to be undertaken with enthusiasm and vigour to ensure the findings are sufficiently robust, meaningful, and patient-focussed in order to transform the findings into reality.  

How to apply

You will need to submit a CV outlining your relevant experience and an expression of interest (no more than two-pages) highlighting your motivation for applying and what difference you can make to the Network.  

Your CV and expression of Interest needs to be emailed to info@ukodtrn.org no later than 5pm on Monday 25 March 2024.   

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by 17 April 2024.  

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to speak with a small selection panel before an appointment is made.  

Should you wish to discuss the role further then please contact Karen Rockell, co-director, at info@ukodtrn.org 

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