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Science and Research Officer

Royal Pharmaceutical Society
London (Greater)
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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We are the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the professional leadership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain. Our mission is to put pharmacy at the forefront of healthcare. Our vision is to be the world leader in the safe and effective use of medicines

We have an exciting opportunity for a Science and Research Officer to join our team. You will be responsible for the management and coordination of science and research services, resources and activities delivered by the RPS. Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the post holder will contribute to the delivery of the directorate’s business plan, such as increasing the profile of Science and Research in pharmacy, engaging with members and stakeholders, and supporting and contributing to the development and delivery of high-quality science and research services and resources.


  • A degree, or experience commensurate with, in the field of Pharmacy, Science, or Health. Understanding of the UK healthcare system, science and research infrastructure, relevant organisations and networks, research governance frameworks, regulation, and ethical aspects. Demonstrable experience of team working. Proactive, self-starter capable of working alone and able to work according to strategic direction. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Ability to assimilate information, manage priorities in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.

The Directorate

In the Membership and Education directorate we work collaboratively across teams to retain and grow our membership through valued professional support and education products and services.

The RPS is the professional leadership body for pharmacy, which means we put pharmacists at the forefront of healthcare by providing leadership in the education of the pharmacy workforce.  

Our teams include Education, Professional Development, Assessment and Credentialing, Membership, Communications, Events, Support, Guidance, Library, Museum and Science & Research, so there are plenty of opportunities to develop and learn new things. 

The Team

Robust evidence ensures that safe, high-quality treatments and interventions are available to patients and the public. As a team, we are passionate about promoting science and research in pharmacy, and believe all pharmacy professionals should engage in, support and lead research. Our aim is to improve health outcomes for patients by providing effective science and research support and guidance to our members. We work closely with other teams across the RPS and our stakeholders, and we do this empathetically and collaboratively to ensure we are able to provide the most accurate and up to date advice and information.

How we are currently working

We continue to support our employees to work flexibly. With our London office open, there is an expectation for this role to attend the London office regularly, where there is a need to do so. 

Closing date: 26 August 2022

If you would like to learn more about the role, please view the job description on our careers page

Please attach your CV and covering letter.

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds


What we do

* We are proud to be the professional body for pharmacists and pharmacy.
* We promote pharmacy to ensure pharmacists are recognised within the NHS and wider society, as the experts in medicine.
* We make sure the voice of the pharmacy profession is heard in the development of healthcare policy.
* We promote the advancement of science, practice and education in pharmacy.
* We provide our members with the support and development they need to fulfil their professional potential.

How we work

We put our members at the heart of everything we do, working collaboratively with stakeholders across the profession to enhance the reputation and develop the role of pharmacy and through this meet the needs of our members.

Find Us
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
020 7735 914
1 Lambeth High Street
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