COMARE vacancies

Chair and 5 member vacancies to the Committee on the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

The Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment  (COMARE) is responsible for the assessment of the science and subsequent advice to Government and the devolved administrations on the health effects of natural/man-made radiation, to assess the adequacy of the available data and the need for further research.

The chair must be a recognised expert with a track record of national or international achievement in one of the following areas:

  • medical physicist
  • clinical oncologist
  • public health physician
  • epidemiologist; radiochemist
  • radioecologist; radiobiologist
  • nuclear medicine physician
  • paediatric oncologist
  • nuclear physics
  • environmental geoscientist

Candidates must have a proven track record of providing strong and effective leadership, building and leading a board or high level team and working collaboratively with a board.

Members must be recognised experts with a track record of national or international achievement in one of the following fields:

  • expert in cancer genetics – ideally with an interest in epidemiology
  • clinical radiologist
  • radiobiologist
  • medical physicist
  • nuclear physics
  • epidemiologist

Candidates will also have the ability to produce high quality independent analyses of data and ideas and be able to demonstrate ability to articulate scientific issues and information clearly, comprehensively and concisely.

The time commitment will be up to 4 days per year for all posts, with some additional sub-committee work possible. Expenses are paid in line with DHpolicy plus meeting and reading fees of £141.50/£28.50 for the chair and £98.50/£25 for the members respectively.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Holly Wainwright on 0113 254 6135 quoting reference EC14-59 for the chair post and EC14-64 for the members posts.

The closing date for Chair applications is midday on 12 February 2015.

The closing date for Member applications is midday on 31 March 2015.

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity for all.

Chair: Information pack

Members: Information pack

Guaranteed interview scheme

Appointment and monitoring information form

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