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Medical and Scientific Director

Dublin, Ireland
This position is now closed to applications.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service offers a number of specialist services to hospitals throughout the country. These include clinical and diagnostic services, the National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Reference Laboratory, the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry and the Tissue Bank.

The Medical and Scientific Director (M&SD) is central to the effective delivery of a safe and sustainable blood supply to the patients of Ireland.

Accountable to the Chief Executive, this is a demanding senior post, requiring exceptional technical knowledge as well as proven management and communication skills. The M&SD leads the medical and scientific staff to deliver this mission and has line responsibility for all consultant medical staff. You will be expected to design, lead and deliver a program of research and be a strong independent and trusted leader for the IBTS.

The role shares responsibility for the quality of the services provided by IBTS and for both strategic direction and the financial well-being of the organisation. This will include a central role in driving forward a culture of change, innovation and service transformation.

As Medical and Scientific Director you will need to have a significant academic profile and have strong leadership qualities in medical and scientific research and teaching.

The successful candidate will have at least ten years experience (after becoming entitled to full registration) in the practice of the medical profession, including not less than eight years experience in haematology or in blood transfusion medicine. Significant practical management experience will be required as will a strong track record in research including securing research funding and publication.

For more information please visit or contact Lorraine Porteous on 0141 212 7555.

Key dates in the process are noted below:

Closing date for application: Friday 30th September 2016

To submit your application please email your CV and covering letter / supporting statement to  – you will receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application via email then please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555 to check that it has been received.