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NIHR - Speciality Research Lead - Hepatology


Main area
1 year (Fixed term)
Part time - 0.5 sessions per week (.5 PA per week)
Job ref
234-MS1775 A
£84,559 - £114,003 Per annum
Salary period
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At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview



Could you be a leader in driving research to improve health services?

Would you like to help influence and inspire colleagues in developing hepatology NIHR Portfolio research to help more patients?

Applications are now invited for an exciting opportunity to help lead Hepatology for the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) East of England.

Main duties of the job

This Specialty Research Lead post for Hepatology is remunerated at 0.5 sessions/week for 1 year (renewable).

As Specialty Research Lead you will be in a nationally prominent position within the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) and within your specialty. You will provide leadership for delivery of the NIHR CRN’s portfolio of studies and will work closely with a highly expert team of CRN managers, other senior clinical leaders within the organisation and will be supported by a team of administrators, information managers and others.

This is a great opportunity to find out about and join in with new research projects and collaborate with other departments taking a leadership role for research in the region.

This post offers the successful candidate an opportunity to influence the future development of research within hepatology and to enable large numbers of patients to benefit both from the advantages of research participation and from the outputs of research studies. You will occupy a high profile role, develop research leadership skills and benefit from a range of high quality professional development opportunities.

This post is open to individuals with experience in Hepatology Research.  The post will be held by the existing employing organisation and the successful candidate will be able to undertake this role from their existing location.

Working for our organisation

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was launched in 2007 and is now the largest funder of research in the UK. Over the last 2 years, it has been instrumental in delivering Urgent Public Health research to find effective COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

The NIHR CRN East of England is one of 15 NIHR local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) that drive clinical research delivery across the locality and is now playing a key regional role in managing the recovery of clinical research across all specialties as the UK pandemic evolves.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The full detail of the role of a Specialty Research Lead can be found in the attached job description and guidance document. If you are interested in this post and would like an informal discussion ahead of a formal application please contact one of the following:

Sally Hurford, Research Delivery Manager –

Person specification

Key Duties

Essential criteria
  • Leadership Experience and skills as per J/D

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sally Hurford
Job title
Research Delivery Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0113 343 2314