Scottish Health Innovations Ltd


NHS Research Scotland Networks and Specialty Groups Manager


NHS Band 7 - Fixed Term 2 years – Potential NHS Secondment


Deadline for applications 5pm 20th January


Interviews will take place on 27th January

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) is a partnership involving the Scottish NHS Boards and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government. The overarching aim of NRS is to ensure that NHS Scotland provides the best environment to support clinical research.  The CSO provides NRS funding to the NHS to support effective delivery of clinical research, and aims to increase the number of studies and the level of patient recruitment to research projects undertaken across Scotland.

This post provides operational coordination to the various Topic Networks and Specialty Groups which have been established to manage investigator participation in clinical research.  This has followed the recent restructuring of Topic and Specialty Group support in both NRS and the NIHR in England.   The continued implementation of these changes will require the successful applicant to play a major part in implementing change in the delivery of clinical research in Scotland.

The CSO invests significant funds annually in supporting NRS infrastructure for clinical studies and the successful applicant will work to ensure that there is an effective local dialogue between Networks, SGs and Health Boards to deliver appropriate deployment of resources to support NRS infrastructure.  

You will also have day to day responsibility for gathering and coordinating action on performance management information from the various NRS structures.  

Delivering beneficial change to these established research groups is challenging, requiring both operational understanding of the issues and strategic oversight of the task.  

Experience and Skills: 


  • Graduate qualification in a life sciences or healthcare subject
  • Experience of clinical research delivery within the NHS


  • MSc or higher qualification, or equivalent experience in a relevant area.
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