Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT)

Director of Research

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

London, United Kingdom


Director of Research

Your skills, experience and passion could be our strength – become our Director of Research and help us create a life unlimited for people with cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), and those who care for them. We invest in cutting-edge research, promote great care and wellbeing, offer support for everyone affected by CF, and campaign hard on the issues that matter. We are a modern, forward looking charity, committed to a step change in the impact we make for the people we support.

We are now looking for an inspirational thinker and leader to be our new Director of Research. You will have the knowledge and experience to drive and deliver a strategy to bring about top class research leading to medical breakthroughs for CF.

You may have direct experience of working for a medical research charity, however, we are also keen to hear from people with a commercial, biopharmaceutical or government background.

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is a true innovator and this role is fundamental in driving forward a portfolio of new and existing, cutting edge research and partnerships, such as, our Innovation Hub with the University of Cambridge and AMR drug discovery.

Although we are based in London, our community is spread across the UK, and we are keen to ensure that we recruit the best possible individual for this role. With teleconferencing facilities enabling people with cystic fibrosis across the UK to contribute to the Trust’s work applicants are encouraged regardless of geographical location.

If you feel you have the background and knowledge to create a life unlimited for people with CF through this role, please click on the link below to view the candidate information pack which includes the role description and details of how to apply.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 3 June 2019

Apply today

If you feel you can contribute to helping us create a life unlimited for people with cystic fibrosis, take a look at the application pack, complete the equal opportunities form, and send this with your CV and a covering letter explaining how you fit the role description and why you are interested in being Director of Research at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by email Alternately email us if you would like a confidential discussion about the role.

The equal opportunities form will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process and is used for us to collect aggregated anonymous data only. All information you provide will be treated as sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

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We welcome your interest in working with us here at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. In order to review and manage your application, we need to collect certain personal information about you through your application. We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent in what we do with it.

We will only use your personal information as required to manage your application to work with us, or as required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.

We do ask that you help us monitor our performance on equality by completing the accompanying Equal Opportunities Form which contains no identifiable personal information. Doing so is optional, and any information you provide through this form will be used to provide generalised aggregated reports. It will not affect your application in any way and is kept separately.

In the event your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your information for up to 6 months, before it is disposed of confidentially.

For more detailed information on your rights and how we use any data you provide us, please see our privacy policy.


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Director of Research