Nominations sought for new Vice Clinical Lead for Cancer Trials Ireland

The role

This is an eminent leadership role in the cancer clinical trials community in Ireland. In partnership with the Clinical Lead, the Vice-Clinical Lead provides overall clinical leadership and oversight for all clinical and translational studies and programmes conducted by Cancer Trials Ireland, principally through the Clinical Executive Committee.

The Clinical Executive Committee (a sub-committee of the Cancer Trials Ireland Board) is the Clinical Leadership body of the organisation responsible for discussing, agreeing and making clinical / operational recommendations to the Board, and working with the CEO and Head of Clinical Operations to action Clinical Executive Committee decisions. Where the Clinical Lead is either conflicted or unavailable, the Vice Clinical lead adopts the roles and responsibilities of the Clinical Lead.

Separately, the Vice Clinical Lead also chairs the Scientific Management Group, which reviews and approves DSSG recommendations about which studies to incorporate into the portfolio. The Vice Clinical Lead is also a member of the Medical Oversight Meeting and a member of the Safety Monitoring Committee.

How do I make an expression of Interest?

You can nominate yourself (or be nominated by another member of Cancer Trials Ireland) by sending a brief email to and , subject bar: Vice-Clinical Lead – Expression of Interest. The email only needs to register your interest in being considered for the role of Vice Clinical Lead.

  • Deadline for expression of interest: Wednesday 22nd of July, 5.30pm

All expressions of interest will then be reviewed by the Governance & Nominations Committee (subcommittee of the Board of Cancer Trials Ireland) and those persons approved by this committee will be given three weeks to complete a formal application.

Important considerations

Time commitment

  • This is a significant time commitment, totalling eight years.
  • The Vice-Clinical Lead is a four-year role in total. After serving three years as the Vice-Clinical Lead, that person progresses to become the Clinical Lead for Cancer Trials Ireland (4 years). Thereafter the Clinical Lead reverts to the role of Vice-Clinical Lead for the fourth and final year in that role, while the nominations process for a new Vice-Clinical Lead is initiated.