Senior Scientific Advisor

London or Manchester


Are you a proactive and enthusiastic researcher with experience in health technology assessment, guideline development, health economics, or epidemiology? Do you want to play a key role in managing a portfolio of international research projects developing innovative methods for health technology assessment and guideline development?

We have a vacancy for a Senior Scientific Adviser in NICE’s Science Policy and Research team. Our aim is to ensure that NICE maintains its international reputation as a leader in the field and continues to produce high-quality guidance for the NHS and social care services.


The role:


The Science Policy and Research team has a broad portfolio of grant-funded research projects. These include multi-national projects such as HARMONY, IMPACT HTA, GetReal Initiative, EHDEN, HTx, Value Dx, NEURONET, and ERA4TB.

The post holder will play an integral role in managing the programme and will work on and oversee several of the current projects. The team adopts a flexible approach, meaning that the specific tasks assigned to the post holder may change in response to business needs.


What you will bring to NICE:


• Research experience in one or more of the following areas: health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), medical statistics, clinical trials or epidemiology

• Ability to effectively plan and manage highly complex projects and deliver work of a high standard with conflicting and demanding deadlines

• Understanding of the UK, European and international research funding landscape including those related to technical methodology

• Experience in developing proposals for research funding grants

• Demonstration of diplomacy in communication and ability to establish trust and effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues

• Providing senior leadership, support and training to other staff members




• Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.

• We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.

• We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work.


The department:


The Science Evidence and Analytics (SEA) Directorate is responsible for ensuring that NICE uses the best available evidence in its guidance to support health and social care decision makers. Although the Science Policy and Research (SP&R) Programme sits within SEA, our remit is to support the whole Institute. The SP&R programme undertakes methods research and works with and influences external policy partners on scientific and research issues related to the work of NICE.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual with advanced knowledge of NICE’s work, and an understanding of emerging opportunities and challenges in providing guidance to health and social care. We are looking for someone with a flexible approach to work and a willingness to develop new skills where needed. Our team offers a positive and supportive working environment, training and development opportunities. If you feel this is the type of environment you would enjoy working in then please feel free to contact us for more information or apply now.

For an informal discussion please contact Pall Jonsson, Associate Director Science Policy and Research ([email protected])

Clsoing date: 6/12/2020

Interview date: 15/12/2020