Specifications: 1.0 FTE, Fixed Term (9 months)
Application Closing Date: 29/6/18
Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.
Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.
Job Description: The successful candidate will oversee the revision of Cochrane’s current financial conflict of interest policy and the development of a non-financial conflict of interest policy. The job will include supporting a literature review of the impact of conflict of interest on systematic review results, convening a management team, running a consultation process, analysing responses and developing a feasible and appropriate policy. Successful conclusion of the project will be that policies presented to the Cochrane Governing Board are approved and implemented.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Cochrane and its role within evidence synthesis and the potential of conflicting interests (financial and non-financial) to undermine the quality and impact of systematic reviews. Familiarity with how conflict of interest is managed in related organisations (e.g. scientific journals, guidelines bodies) is essential, along with experience of survey design and analysis and conducting semi-structured interviews.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Editor (COI revision project)” in the subject line. The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples. List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.
Deadline for applications: 29/06/2018 (12 midnight GMT)