Friday, 25 April 2014

Opportunities to join us at the Centre for Medicines Optimisation

We've currently got two vacancies we're looking to fill.  

Application details and further post information are available from

Pharmaceutical Adviser (Secondary care)
 Secondment for 18 months
(Part time 7 hours per week)

This is an opportunity to join a well-established and respected team working with the NHS.  The post holder will contribute to and help develop a wide portfolio of services to support the optimal use of medicines. 

You will have experience of successful leadership of a team providing medicines optimisation advice in a secondary care setting. You will be able to provide a secondary care perspective on critical appraisals and systematic reviews, prescribing analysis, research projects and production of papers for publication.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching within the School of Pharmacy.

You will have postgraduate qualifications, preferably to doctoral level, and be used to working at the equivalent of professorial level with colleagues both internal and external to the university.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Stephen Chapman, Deputy Head of School, Head of Medicines Optimisation/Enterprise on 01782 734131, or email

Closing date for applications: 4th May 2014
Post reference: ALC14/16

Data Analyst (Full Time)
12 month fixed term contract (to cover maternity leave)
Starting Salary: Grade 5 £20,972

You will be required to organise the collection, analysis and dissemination of prescribing data and other health related data across a number of projects and in a variety of formats, collaborating with a wide range of data and health professionals.  You will work closely with the Senior Data Analyst, Programme Lead and Medicines Evaluation scientists/pharmacists within the Centre for Medicines Optimisation, to ensure that data is provided in a timely manner to meet the needs of our customers.

Educated to A level standard or equivalent, you will be a skilled user of Microsoft Office, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and VBA.  You will also be a logical thinker and effective team player with strong organisational skills.  A high level of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail are also essential.  

Further details regarding the post can be obtained from Jo Lockett, Senior Data Analyst, on 01782 734134 or via email at, from 28th April 2014.

Closing date for applications: 4th May 2014
Post Reference: SE14/18

Keele is the largest UK campus University and is home to Keele’s multidisciplinary Faculty of Health that includes, as well as Pharmacy, the Schools of Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation, and Nursing & Midwifery.  We are situated rurally in North Staffordshire with easy access to the motorway network. The Peak District, Cheshire and Shropshire are all within short distances.  Newcastle-under-Lyme is one mile away and the City of Stoke-on-Trent with a main line rail service network is approximately 7 miles way.

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