Interim Research Director Action for ME (Charity) – Pharma – Research – Ref.: JVM020922A

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  • Date posted: 5th September 2022
Job Description

Location: London or Home-based; could be part-time

Action for M.E. has worked hard to improve the lives of children and adults with M.E., but this is not enough. To end the neglect of M.E. we need a national strategy that includes a focus on research.

They are seeking with immediate effect a Research Director to lead and deliver an exciting and transformative research strategy to provide greater understanding of ME while working towards treatments and eventually a cure.

The role holder will lead the day-to-day work around our research programme and implement the research strategy, engaging and integrating the work across the organisation and represent the organisation externally, taking a key role in stakeholder management including building and fostering collaborative working relationships with the research and academic community, funders and donors, government and others.

The role requires a Research qualification (at least to PhD level) or significant demonstrable experience in a research-related role and a successful track record in the funding, management and evaluation of complex, multi-disciplinary research programmes. An understanding of M.E./CFS, the impact on people affected by it and associated current political, health, policy and social issue is highly desirable.

A detailed brief is available on request