We are delighted that you are interested in the role of Research Officer here at Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF). We are looking for an outstanding individual to join a newly formed team as we take APF through a significant period of development and growth. This is a particularly exciting time to join us.
Pulmonary fibrosis refers to a specific group of lung diseases thought to be affecting around 70,000 people in the UK. The nature of these diseases all cause hardening and scarring of the lungs, preventing the transfer of oxygen into the bloodstream. It has a devastating impact on quality and quantity of life and on breathing.
The debilitating nature of these diseases means as people become increasingly breathless their need for physical and emotional support often becomes greater. Pulmonary fibrosis affects every area of family life. Yet there is very little dedicated support available to patients and families affected.
These are some of the many reasons Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) exists.
Since APF was set up as a charity in 2013 we have established ourselves as a respected and influential charity. APF has grown in impact and scale since it was formed. We have agreed a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 which sets out our direction for the coming years.
The Research Officer is the latest pivotal appointment that will help APF increase its funding of I/PF related research. The role will help set up APF’s first research committee, help patients, families and HCP’s be up todate with the latest research, support our current fellows and help explore ways for more patients to access clinical trials. You’ll need to be confident working with trustees, researchers, patients and people working representing professional bodies to fulfil the role. You may already have experience in a similar role.
We are a collaborative, hard-working and fun team, with lots of mutual respect and support to reach organisational goals. In your role you’ll need to demonstrate empathy to our cause, critical thinking, flexibility and outstanding communication skills.
If you believe you have the experience, skills and qualities we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
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