PRUK is looking for a member of the public to help prioritise our research programme

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is the principle funder of Pharmacy research in the UK. Established in 2012 from a merger of two previous research funding charities, our mission is to improve the health of the public through excellence in Pharmacy research. Whilst we are a relatively new organisation, we have a legacy of supporting and promoting Pharmacy research since the late 1990s, which provides a strong foundation for this ambition.

We fund research across a wide range of topics in Pharmacy utilise our research outputs to develop and support policy and practice relevant to Pharmacy, health and social care.

This is an exciting time for PRUK as we look to strengthen our positon within the UK as a lead research funder for Pharmacy, working with other key organisations to achieve this aim.

The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) provides strategic advice to the Board of Trustees on the development of PRUK’s grant giving strategy, objectives and research priorities. The Panel also plays an important role in ensuring that the research we fund is fairly assessed and of the highest quality.

We are seeking to appoint two members of the public to the Panel to help guide our research programme and priorities. Members will be a key part of a grant award process and will lead the public review of our applications, take part in candidate interviews and make recommendations for funding.

We are looking for people with an interest in Pharmacy and research therein. Candidates should bring enthusiasm and a willingness to think creatively and speak their mind.  The successful candidate will become an ambassador and represent the values of PRUK.

The Panel meets 3 times annually in London for a full day meeting. There will be some preparatory work in the lead up to the meetings, such as with reviewing applications for funding, therefore consideration needs to be made for work prior to the meetings and all members must be available to contact outside of the meeting via email.

Public members will be fully inducted into the charity and given one-to-one support, advice and training throughout their tenure. Public members will be reimbursed for their attendance at the SAP meetings and for reasonable expenses.

If you are interested in this role please email your CV and a covering letter to Victoria Evans at practice.research@rpharms.com. The closing date for this role is 9am on 21st November.

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