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5th Jan 2017

NIAA Vacancy: Research Council Chair


PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position are now closed.

National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) Research Council Chair

We are inviting applications for the role of Chair of the NIAA Research Council, which will become vacant in June 2017.

The post holder will be expected to provide senior leadership and academic support to the NIAA Research Council, as well as developing and delivering the research strategy of the NIAA as set out by the NIAA Board. An understanding and support of the NIAA Vision, Mission and Strategy is also essential.

The NIAA Research Council Chair is a co-opted member of the NIAA Board, and the appointment is a three-year fixed term contract subject to review by the NIAA Board and RCoA Council, renewable for a further three-year term.

The successful applicant will need to be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with NIAA funding partners and stakeholders, as well as other major funders such as MRC, NIHR, and the Wellcome Trust, as well as representing the NIAA at national and international research forums.

There are two scheduled NIAA Research Council meetings per year, and the Research Council Chair will also be expected to attend NIAA Board meetings - of which there are four per year. The role will formally commence in June 2017, and a handover with the outgoing Research Council Chair is scheduled for April-May 2017. There is no direct remuneration for this role however all reasonable expenses will be covered by the RCoA.

Full details of the role and person specification are available in the documents below.

Applicants should complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms below and submit these together with their CV and a one page letter of support from their Head of Department/Line Manager by email to the NIAA Coordinator. Please enter the following title in the subject header of the email: "Application for the role of NIAA Research Council Chair".

Please also email if you'd like to discuss the role with the existing post-holder Prof Robert Sneyd.

Application Form
 NIAA RC Chair Application Form 2017.docx (631 KB)

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
 NIAA Equal Opportunities Form.docx (725 KB)

Role description
 NIAA RC Chair JD.pdf (290 KB)

Person specification
 NIAA RC Chair PS.pdf (404 KB)

Dates of NIAA meetings in 2017 can be found here.

Timeline for recruitment

Friday 24 March 2017 at 5pm: Deadline for applications

April 2017 (tbc): Face to face interviews

April-May 2017: Appointment of incoming Chair and handover with outgoing Chair

27 June 2017: Outgoing Chair leads Research Council meeting; official handover to incoming Chair

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