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Chief Scientist, Health

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Public Sector, Scientific & Pharmaceutical
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Applications are invited for this key Senior Civil Service science role as Chief Scientist, Health in the Scottish Government.

Job Description

This provides a unique opportunity to have a direct influence on strategic policy outcomes affecting the future of Scotland.


The Chief Scientist, Health is one of three Chief Scientific posts in the Scottish Government. The purpose of the role is to identify, promote and encourage research which addresses the health and healthcare needs of the people of Scotland. The Chief Scientist plays a key role in formulating and implementing the Research Strategy for the NHS in Scotland and is responsible for one of the larger research budgets within the Scottish Government.


This Senior Civil Service role is advertised as a 2 days per week part-time secondment, based in Edinburgh. Appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.


For further information about the role and details about how to apply, please go to: quoting reference IRC47096. Alternatively please contact Shonagh Eadie, Scottish Government, Senior Staff Team (e-mail


The closing date for applications is midday on 28 July 2017.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland

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