New Vacancy: Senior Researcher

About us

At ICNARC, we believe passionately in working together to improve care and outcomes for intensive care patients.

Over the past 20+ years, we have established ourselves as an independent charity with close academic and healthcare links. We have developed strong working relationships with staff at all levels across NHS organisations, allowing us to work in over 200 intensive and critical care units in the NHS and collaborate on a large number of audits and research studies.

Our national clinical audit database now contains information on over 2 million patients. Alongside this, our registered clinical trials unit conducts a broad portfolio of national and international research studies. This wealth of high-quality, clinical data helps guide and influence intensive care practice at every level – from unit-based policy to Government decisions.  Patient and public involvement and engagement is central to our philosophy, and we involve these groups in all aspects of our work from design to dissemination.

We are looking to recruit exceptional individuals who share our passion for making a real difference. You will be joining our growing team, currently 38 staff, at an exciting time as we begin to shape our future vision for ICNARC for the next ten years.

About the role

Senior Researcher
c. £45,000 per annum
Full Time
London - Flexible working available

Are you looking to bring your methodological skills and expertise to a unique and challenging research setting? Are you passionate about developing and delivering innovative research?

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Senior Researcher to join our research team.

You will be part of a high-impact, internationally recognised team under the supervision of Professor Kathy Rowan. The post offers an opportunity to be part of a truly unique organisation, renowned for its methodological expertise in clinical audit and research.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills and will be encouraged to undertake dissemination of your research through publications, seminars and conference presentations and contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research.

About you

  • You will have an enthusiasm for developing and delivering research in a new setting.
  • You will have a clear understanding and practical knowledge of research methodology e.g. clinical trial study design.
  • You will have significant experience of delivering research projects.
  • You will be experienced in inspiring, motivating, and developing other researchers.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to present, consult, influence and build credibility with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • You will have embraced and driven change in their previous role.

Our benefits

We understand the need for staff to balance personal commitments and family life with work.  We are proud of our range of policies to support staff which include: flexitime; enhanced maternity and paternity provisions and working at home. We also offer:

  • 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, per year and the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible working which is fully embedded in our culture
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Support with further academic/professional development
  • Enhanced pension contributions after your first year of employment


How to Apply

Please view the job description and guidance notes in the 'Related Files' section

Please email us your most up to date CV and Cover letter to

Closing date: 09:30am on Monday 20 November 2017– shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 ICNARC are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.