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Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Fellow in Medicines Development

London (Central), London (Greater)
£51,974 - £61,021 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
26 May 2024

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About us

The UK has a strong tradition of medicines development. In the past decade over 25% of EU clinical trial applications have originated from the UK, which ranks first or among the leading European nations for the number of early clinical trials each year. The Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicine Research (CPRM), based in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King’s College London, draws on this experience to provide excellent research and education in the development of medicines. The Centre has some notable achievements:

  • A European Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • The world’s only Masters qualification in Medical Affairs
  • Fastest growing suite of Postgraduate programmes at King’s
  • Education accredited by the Pharma Train Federation
  • Education accredited by the Royal College of Physicians – specialist higher medical training

About the role

We are seeking a motivated Fellow in Medicines Development. They must be able to contribute to the excellent education in CPMR and across the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science. We require a skilled educator to teach postgraduate students in the field of medicines development and embed within the existing teaching and research structure at King’s College London.

The applicant must aspire to generate world-class research outputs in a field aligned to the development of medicines for human use with research in the fields of pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology, biomarkers, human toxicology, drug safety, pharmacoepidemiology, and clinical research being particularly favoured.  This should be evidenced by a publication track record that includes world leading or internationally excellent work. The applicant should have a strong, fundable research theme that would fit in with the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences and have obvious potential for collaboration with researchers within the School, the Faculty, the UK and internationally.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate knowledge and practice of teaching students in higher education and be capable of leading higher education teaching delivery, administration, and assessment of students. Some experience of curriculum design is desirable. The applicant must be able to supervise postgraduate research projects.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract for one year until 31st August 2025

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. A PhD in a suitable field aligned to medicines development
  2. A sound (theoretical and practical) knowledge of an area of medicines development
  3. Engagement in research of outstanding quality
  4. Knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry
  5. Teaching experience
  6. Supervision of research projects
  7. Excellent communication and presentation skills
  8. Excellent team work skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge of the commercial medicines development process
  2. Good quality research publications
  3. Evidence of contribution to teaching curriculum design

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

This role does meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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