Research and Academic Medicine Committee: vacancies for two senior research-active clinicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) seeks applications from fellows to fill two vacancies for senior research-active clinicians on the Research and Academic Medicine Committee (RAMC) from June 2019.

The RAMC aims to provide advice, information and assistance for academics and research-active clinicians at all levels and career stages and to reflect the importance of research to the NHS. It is chaired by the RCP's academic vice president, Professor Cheng-Hock Toh, and meets three times a year. Fellows serve for 3 years.

About the committee

The RAMC deals with issues relating to:

  • UK academic strategy
  • research training and its interface with clinical postgraduate education
  • conduct of research by its fellowship
  • infrastructure of UK medical science.

As part of its work, the RAMC has held several successful workshops with its partner organisations and helps to inform the RCP’s approach to promoting research among its membership.

Together with representatives from RCP committees and faculties, membership includes:

  • National Institute for Health Research
  • Medical Research Council
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board

How to apply

To apply please contact the registrar, Professor Donal O'Donoghue, c/o the committee manager – – with your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role by Friday 3 May 2019.

Applications will then be considered by the Nominations Committee. Please see below for the RAMC terms of reference and the RCP’s principles and process for nominations.

The Royal College of Physicians welcomes and actively seeks to recruit people to its activities regardless of race, religion, ethnic origin, disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. The RCP aims to reflect the diversity of its members in all its committee, senior roles and staff in general.