The NCRI has launched a new Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Research Group, co-chaired by Professor Sam Ahmedzai and Professor Galina Velikova. The new group aims to develop an innovative portfolio of cross-cutting LWBC research. It will also be an important resource to NCRI’s other research groups towards developing disease-specific LWBC studies. Click here for more information.

We are currently seeking applications for Scientific Members with specific expertise for each of the LWBC Workstreams as follows:

LWBC Workstream – Missing Expertise
MUO/CUP Workstream Acute Care and Toxicities Workstream Advanced Disease and End of Life Care Workstream Late Consequences Workstream Methodology Workstream
Radiologist Clinical Oncologist General Practitioner Bio-Scientist N/A – membership is now complete
Clinical Oncologist Nurse Practitioner Allied Health Professional Medical Oncologist
Pharmacologist Nurse Research Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Cardiovascular Expert
Clinical Nurse Specialist Primary Care Acute Oncology Specialist Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Oncologist
Haemato-Oncologist Primary Care Specialist
Internal Physician Allied Health Professional


The Workstream will comprise of 11 members, including Scientific Members, one Consumer and one Trainee representative.

Please note, we do not accept applications from industry representatives due to potential conflicts of interest, however we do seek to work with industry through other routes where possible.

Meetings of Workstreams members will take place face-to-face two times per year, usually in London (half-day), with telephone conferences as required.

Appointment to a Workstream is for three years in the first instance, with the option to apply for a further three-year extension. Workstream membership is a voluntary, not a remunerated, position. Selection will be made against the criteria outlined in the Workstream Scientific Member role profile, and appointments will be made strictly on merit.

For further information on the NCRI LWBC Group and expectations of Scientific Members, please see below documentation:

»  LWBC Workstream Members role profile (PDF)

»  LWBC Workstream Scientific Membership Advert (PDF)

If you are interested in serving as a NCRI Workstream Scientific Member, please email your CV and covering letter in support of your application to by 23rd September 2019.

In your cover letter please indicate:

  • Which Workstream you are applying to and which of the missing expertise you represent
  • Why you want to join the Workstream as a Scientific Member
  • Skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • Examples of collaborative working and leadership
  • How you would manage the time required to adequately perform the role

Applications will be reviewed in October 2019 by the Workstream Chair, Executive Group Chairs and NCRI Head of Clinical Research Groups (as appropriate). No interviews will be held. The outcomes will be sent early November 2019.

Please note, the application deadline is 5pm, 23rd September 2019. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Andrea McConnell, NCRI Research Group Manager, on 0203 469 5228 or