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Clinical Trials Unit Medical Director

About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.


About the Role:

The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including doctoral level studies.  Our new School of Medicine was established in 2018, and offers a five year undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.  We also offer a wide range of post graduate short courses and conferences. Our dynamic approach ensures that our students receive a high quality, research informed educational experience.


We are looking for a new Medical Director for our Clinical Trials Unit. This role will provide clinical leadership to our CTU and work closely with our partner organisations to setup new trials and oversee existing trials.


The successful candidate will be a qualified physician, holding a current clinical appointment at consultant level of at least 0.2 FTE, they will also have a track record of producing high quality publications and experience of running clinical trials. You’ll also have excellent facilitation, interpersonal skills and have the ability to negotiate and influence with diplomacy to achieve results.

Find out more about working with us.


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.


Guidance Notes:

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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