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Closing date for applications: 30 November 2023

MAC is a full-service global Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We also own a network of research sites. Our mission is to serve with honesty and integrity to make an outstanding contribution to human health.

We are seeking to appoint a Clinical Research Physician / SAS Speciality Psychiatry Doctor to join our team and make a positive impact in a growing and progressive CRO. You will be joining a company that put the needs and wellbeing of their people first, who are inclusive and who deliver exceptional service – together.

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in cutting edge psychiatric research examining the efficacy and safety of novel treatment approaches, including psychedelic compounds such as DMT, LSD and Psilocybin. Our studies run across a broad range of diagnostic areas, including addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and bipolar disorders.

No prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical trials is necessary, as full training will be provided and you will be working alongside other experienced colleagues. This role would be ideal for Psychiatrists interested in exploring an alternative to NHS or private sector clinical practice, in a sector that offers significant advantages in work-life balance.

This role is based across multiple sites as required (Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Leeds).

FOCUS OF THE JOB: To fulfil the role of Sub-Investigator and Principal Investigator in clinical research studies in compliance with the protocol and ICH/GCP.


  • Full and current GMC registration (essential)

  • Minimum of 4 years post-graduation experience in Psychiatry (essential)

  • Post graduate qualification in Psychiatry (desirable) e.g. MRC Psychiatry or Diploma in Psychiatry or Psychiatry SAS Doctors

  • CCT/ on GMC specialist register for Psychiatry (desirable)

  • Experience in Drug Addiction or Psychedelics (desirable)

  • Pharmaceutical experience (desirable)


  • Fulfil the role of Sub Investigator/Principal Investigator where delegated.

  • Provision of medical care and oversight of clinical trial participants in Neuroscience/ Adult Psychiatry/ Old Age Psychiatry/ Psychedelic clinical trials.

  • Ensure trial related procedures are completed in accordance with ICH-GCP guidelines and in compliance with the protocol.

  • Provide training on Psychiatric scales for other clinical staff

  • Review medical records of potential study participants.

  • Remain proactive in participants study visits, including taking informed consent, physical examinations and other clinical procedures.

  • Ensure that study documentation is completed, signed off, and actioned, as appropriate.

  • Maintain accurate source notes.

  • Review medical reports and lab results.

  • Assist clinical staff members in various clinical activities as required.

  • Perform variety of psychiatric scales as required by study protocols

  • Attend Investigator Meetings (IM), Site Initiation Visits (SIV) and Pre-Study Selection Visits (PSSV) as required.

  • Providing training to the clinical/ recruitment teams on essential medical information and protocols when required.

  • Ensure that GMC requirements for revalidation are met appropriately to retain license to practice.

  • Maintain awareness of chat and screen fails and patient drop-out rates, taking appropriate corrective action.


  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years long service)

  • Health insurance and company 401K plan

  • Your birthday off work

  • MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to achieve their full potential. You will be working within an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.

Job Description - Clinical Research Physician - Psychiatrist
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