CPRD Head of Observational Research - £71,000 p.a. + benefits

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Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be a strong and inclusive corporate and team leader, confident in people leadership with the ability to empower and motivate others in a dynamic environment.


They will be an internationally recognised scientific expert with a proven track record in epidemiological or public health research analysing large health data sets, with a history of first author publications and experienced in statistical techniques and study design.


They will have highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to build excellent relationships and networks with key stakeholders across organisational boundaries. In addition, they will be a strategic thinker who can see the big picture and consider the wider factors and long-term implications of decisions


If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 

Closing Date: Monday 21 November 2022

Interview Date: Monday 28 November 2022

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The selection process: 

Application – please answer the application questions.

Interview – aligned to the person specification.

Presentation – details of presentation requirements shared by 12 noon on Friday the 25th of November 2022.

Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role.

If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk as soon as possible.   

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk 

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.

Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, Mira.Mepa@mhra.gov.uk.  


If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk 



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