Call for NSAMR Committee Applications

The National Student Association for Medical Research (NSAMR) is currently seeking highly motivated UK medical students from all years to join the 2018/2019 national committee. This is a great opportunity to foster leadership and managerial skills and committee members will have the chance to become a charity trustee. Funding is available to support travel for NSAMR related activities.

NSAMR is a registered charity, completely student-led and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Substantial funding and support is made available to all our committee members to help them make a significant impact on a national scale within an area they are passionate about. To learn more about our organisation, you can visit our website at

To be considered for a role, please submit an application online by the 15th June 2018. Applications should include the following:

  • Cover Letter (max 1 A4 page) outlining:
    • Preferred primary role and secondary role
    • How your skills and experiences are suited for the chosen position(s)
    • What you would like to do to advance NSAMR
  • CV (max 2 A4 pages)
  • Creative Portfolio (optional for students applying for the role as Graphic Designer)

The following areas are open for application:


As an executive committee member, you will become a trustee of the charity. All executive committee members will be responsible for managing an entire department. Outlined below are our current openings:

Events and Conference Lead
Oversee all logistics associated with the smooth running of the annual NSAMR National Conference. Responsibilities include but are not limited to liaising with university academic societies, production of conference material, onsite management during the event, as well as developing webinars to hold national events online.

Education Lead
Implement innovative and successful educational and training workshops/programmes for medical students including the National NSAMR Research Education Conference. Work in conjunction with other NSAMR teams to assess training requirement and strategies, and to build relationships with other education bodies.

Outreach Lead
Support and develop current outreach programme to provide direct support to secondary students by recruiting and liaising with medical student volunteers.

Support NSAMR Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the executive committee. Responsible for NSAMR administration and correspondence, arranging the AGM and executive meetings, and managing all NSAMR ambassadors.



Working under the supervision of the executive committee to carry out team projects and national schemes. Members will have advancement and promotion opportunities within the NSAMR organisation. 

Research Team

Research Collaborative Lead
Work alongside the Research Lead to set up potential collaborative projects such as research and audit studies with other scientific, medical and non-medical associations and societies. The Research Collaborative Lead will ideally have past experience in setting up new projects or have ideas of potential collaborators who they can connect with.

Audit Lead / Coordinator
Organising and establishing national audits with collaborators in order to establish high quality national audits and research studies, as well as offering medical students opportunities to participate in these national projects.

Taster Month Lead / Coordinator
Expand the NSAMR Taster Month Programme through active recruitment of research supervisors in the UK to become hosts. Recruit junior year medical students onto the programme and match students to research groups in order for students to gain meaningful shadowing experience. Collect feedback from students and supervisors to improve the programme and issue certificates to students.

Education Team

Education Coordinator
Working under the Education Lead to coordinate and organise educational events and schemes developed by the education team, including the NSAMR Research Education Conference.

Conference and Events Team

Conference Coordinator
Support the Leeds Academic Development, Education and Research Society (LEADERS) in coordinating the organisation of the NSAMR annual conference to be held in 2019. Design and manage applications for the 2020 NSAMR conference host.

Events Coordinator
Collaborate with different societies and organisations to develop and coordinate academic events or workshops through webinar series.

Outreach Team

Outreach Coordinator
Develop a national scheme to connect secondary school students to current medical students. The scheme should provide education, opportunities or assistance to S5-6 students that are interested in medicine, specifically targeting those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Finance and Fundraise Team

Fundraising Coordinator
Work in conjunction with different teams to develop new fundraising ideas, approach organisations for sponsorship and donations, and submit external grant applications.


Website Coordinator
Brains behind design, installation, testing and maintenance of the NSAMR website and journal systems.

Graphic Designer
Work in collaboration with the different NSAMR teams to design campaigns for NSAMR national programmes and promotional materials such as pamphlets and logos. Applicants are encouraged to submit their portfolio to showcase their artwork and designs.

Social Media Representative
Responsible for updating, maintaining and growing NSAMR’s social media presence on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Work alongside different NSAMR teams to promote NSAMR national schemes and programmes.