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Medical Scientist

Oakington, Cambridgeshire or Norwich, Norfolk

Job Type

Full or Part Time

About the Role

We are currently seeking candidates to fill a Medical Scientist role.

You will have the scope and capability to contribute to the development of our organisation’s medical quality improvement programs. The purpose of the role is to facilitate the translation of research data and quality improvement programs into clinical practice and improvement of patient care. The duties include assisting with drafting and reviewing documentation and publications, project coordination and liaison with project teams, as well as presentation to external stakeholders and conference participation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in medical management and quality improvement projects with an internationally recognised research organisation involved in the analysis and dissemination of real-life research from large-scale observational studies and pragmatic randomised controlled trials.

This role will work on a hybrid basis from our office in Oakington, Cambridgeshire or Norwich, Norfolk.

For highly experienced candidates remote working in Singapore or elsewhere in the UK will be considered.

Primary responsibilities

  • To contribute to medical quality improvement programs

  • To continually assess the benefit of our quality improvement programs to patients, and tailor the programs to maximise their real-life application in a clinical setting

  • Review and contribute to scientific documents and publications (including proposals and reports)

  • To independently develop ethics applications for projects

  • To contribute to new and existing projects with respect to considering practical medical issues and clinical application; and to understand EMR data and coding systems and give guidance on the application of data to projects

  • Review and complete presentations, abstracts, and posters

  • Communication and liaison with internal team across various global locations

  • Liaison with study sponsors and steering committee experts

  • Presentations and calls with external stakeholders

  • Participation and presentations at international medical / scientific conferences


  • Clinical background required, ideally a qualified medic. A post-graduate degree in Biological Sciences or respiratory nursing background would also be considered

  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience required

  • Clinical experience or scientific study in the field of respiratory medicine is an advantage

Experience and Key Skills

  • Medical training and clinical background, with an interest in research and scientific studies

  • Experience of health research projects

  • Experience in scientific writing, publication of peer-review journal publications preferred

  • Client relations, liaising with external parties internationally, strong leadership and presentation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

About Observational Pragmatic Research Institute (OPRI)

At OPRI we focus on improving disease management and patient outcomes by undertaking the highest quality observational and pragmatic clinical research. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make a difference. By collaborating with world-renowned clinical, academic and industry partners OPRI has published over 200 papers and is considered a dynamic and progressive company at the forefront of advances in global healthcare.

Further information is available at

Contract and Salary

Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Immediate start is available.

Contact Us

Please send your CV with a covering letter summarising your suitability for the role to Candidates will be required to undertake a remote skills test prior to interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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