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Director of Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   Salary dependent upon relevant experience, within the ERE Level 7 range, from £62,200 per annum
Permanent Position, Full time or Part time hours considered
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 March 2015
Interview Date:   Friday 27 March 2015
Reference:  514315VB

The Wessex Institute, part of the Faculty of Medicine, is seeking a new Director to lead the Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC). For over 15 years, SHTAC has been delivering evidence synthesis to address the needs of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) appraisal committees; and also using these skills to address wider health services and public health evidence needs. The unit has just been successful in re-bidding for its core contract with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which will now run until 2021.

Managing a multidisciplinary team of 15 staff, you will be responsible for continuing to build this unit, both maintaining its reputation with NICE and developing other income streams. Your role is vital to SHTAC’s ongoing development, both in its contribution to NICE’s work and SHTAC’s own contributions to the health services evidence base.  You will also contribute to the academic leadership within the Wessex Institute to enhance the quality of the institute’s research and other projects. 

With a background in successful health services research and a track record of obtaining grant funding and publishing, ideally you would also have experience of working with NICE.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Andrew Cook ( or Lynn Kerridge (  For more information about SHTAC please visit

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed application form online at Please include your CV and Publication list. 3 references will be required if you are successful at shortlisting, so please provide 3 referees on your application form. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649 Please quote vacancy reference number 514315VB on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Medicine

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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