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Medical Programmes Officer

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)
Location London, UK
Posted 07/09/2016
Closes 07/10/2016
Sector Science & Medicine
Function Medicine & Science, Anti-Doping
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary £27,000 per annum

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Medical Programmes Officer is required to coordinate UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) programme, and lead on the maintenance and development of the Global Drug Reference Online (DRO) medication database. A key focus of the role involves supporting athletes and athlete support personnel who have medical related enquiries.


  • An Honours degree or equivalent (Master’s preferable) in areas relevant to the position, for example, biochemistry,  biomedical sciences, exercise physiology, pharmacology, sports medicine, sports science
  • Experience of communicating complex scientific/medical messages in simple terms to non-scientific/medical individuals
  • Knowledge and understanding of the types of drugs used in sport, their mechanisms of action and effects
  • Experience in completing critical reviews of scientific literature and presenting summarised results in report format
  • Experience in following processes and identifying process improvements 
  • An understanding of data protection and confidentiality

Personal Qualities

  • Self-aware with strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrable critical and creative thinking abilities, and an analytical eye for detail
  • Strong planning and organisation skills, ability to prioritise own workload, and manage time efficiently in order to meet set deadlines
  • Self-motivated to be able to operate within agreed boundaries with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build and sustain working relationships with a network of key people internally and externally
  • Ability to work in a highly process driven administrative environment
  • Competent user of data management software systems and Microsoft Office applications (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Ability to maintain a high level of customer service at all times
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

UKAD is the national organisation dedicated to protecting a culture of clean sport.

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