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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Padraig.Ogrady@cancertrials.ie , 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.
- The roles & responsibilities of the Vice Clinical Lead (and Clinical Lead) are available here.
- Anyone wishing to be considered for the position must be a member of Cancer Trials Ireland. If you are not a member of Cancer Trials Ireland, you can become one by going here.
- Should you be approved at the nominations phase, you will be asked to complete this application form.
- The role demands protected time. This protected time will need to be acknowledged and approved by principal hospital employers AND academic institutions.
- 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.