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Medical Research Council (MRC) Liaison Group Chair

(24 January 2020)

Research & Innovation Services is recruiting for a MRC Liaison Group Chair to start in April 2020. Applications should be submitted via your Head of Department/ School to receive their endorsement and should consist of a two page CV and a two page (maximum) supporting statement that outlines your interest in the position, your experience with the funder and some initial ideas for increasing University engagement with the funder. The Chair is usually held for a three year term. The deadline for applications is 7 February 2020. Queries about the process can be directed to or

The UKRI Liaison Groups are internal groups established to initiate, support and follow up engagement activity, share feedback and disseminate opportunities and "intelligence" appropriately across the University. Each Group, with an academic Chair, has a small membership of nominated academics who have established strategic links with the funder and is supported by named contacts from the Research Development and Research Operations Teams.

The Liaison Groups meet each term, and share information more frequently via email. Many Liaison Groups are also involved in the peer review process for the individual councils.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of engagement with the appropriate Council; for example via grants awarded, peer review duties or strategic linkages.

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