Job: Legal/Regulatory Policy Analyst at the PHG Foundation

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 p.a. (depending on experience) plus benefits
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term – 3 years

Are you an experienced policy professional with a legal and regulatory background looking to progress your career?

Cambridge-based health policy think-tank the PHG Foundation seeks a talented and enthusiastic professional with a legal background who is passionate about seeing biomedical research translated effectively into healthcare. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, your role will be to provide sound legal and regulatory analysis for the Foundation’s health policy projects.

To provide legal and regulatory expertise to support the management and delivery of projects within the Foundation’s integrated work programme. The post holder will use their specialist expertise and knowledge of the ethical, legal and regulatory context for policy development in healthcare to deliver accurate, measured, and timely outputs to influence legal, regulatory and ethical policy development in areas ranging from public health to personalised medicine.

The post holder will:

Have or build appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge of genetics, genomics, personalised medicine and population health to make an effective contribution to multidisciplinary projects

Keep abreast of the policy debate and understand current and emerging trends in relevant policy areas (UK, Europe and international)

Person Specification

Essentials:

Good degree in law, social sciences, philosophy or another relevant humanities subject.
Strong evidence of relevant continuing professional development.
Analysing and evaluating policy developments in healthcare and biomedical sciences and influencing policy processes
Writing for a variety of media including peer-reviewed and professional journals and presenting papers and posters at conferences, seminars etc.
Working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
Excellent research and analytical skills (online and paper-based sources)
A broad understanding of health policy issues including
the social, political and regulatory environment
the role of relevant statutory and other bodies in the policy process
the implementation of innovations from biomedical research Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
Proficient in the main MS Office applications and referencing software e.g. Endnote
Project / change management
High standards of professionalism and exercising sound judgement
Excellent team work including ability to train / mentor colleagues
Self-motivated and an ability to take the initiative
Good problem solving skills
Good personal organisation and an ability to meet deadlines / respond to unplanned events

Desirables

Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, such as a master’s qualification in health/medical law and ethics, or a professional legal qualification
Building productive relationships with stakeholders
An understanding of the broad concepts and policy context of genomics, cell and molecular biology and/or public health
Knowledge of health policy and systems outside the UK
Experience of communicating with the media
Negotiation skills with practical expectation of what can be achieved

Pay and benefits

Starting salary will be within the range advertised. In addition the Foundation offers:

A contributory pension scheme (with generous employer contributions)
A stimulating, multidisciplinary working environment
Pleasant surroundings, flexible working and family friendly leave schemes
Childcare voucher scheme
Facilities for CPD
Group Life Assurance
How to apply

The deadline for applications is 13 January 2017

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 1 February 2017.

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