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Research and Innovation Development Officer

Do you want to play a central role in developing multidisciplinary research collaborations across different University faculties? Would you like to work as part of a growing, dynamic business development team at the heart of the Leeds Biomedical research ecosystem? Are you able to interact with clinicians and academics from different backgrounds to turn unmet clinical needs into fundable projects?

The University of Leeds has an extensive portfolio of research that supports basic, applied, clinical and translational activity on health, centred on our Faculty of Medicine and Health and our partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. We host a number of unique specialist facilities and are at the forefront of academic research in areas such as precision medicine, health informatics, bio-medical engineering, medical imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics. We also have significant health-related expertise in faculties such as engineering and biology, and in other inter-disciplinary areas such as food, water, cities, culture and data analytics. We have a strong track record of working with industry, business and government, and have a range of important health-related partnerships. The University’s Health theme supports the development of all of these areas, focusing especially on new inter-disciplinary and impact-oriented research opportunities.

Working with academics and other members of a Research & Innovation support network across the University, you will play a key role in supporting the development and implementation of the theme’s research and innovation strategy to ensure that the best ideas and the highest quality research proposals are developed. You will help identify new sources of research income and support the development of new ideas and approaches to fund research and innovation activity.

As a highly motivated, proactive individual with research experience you will be looking to move away from the laboratory into a research development role, or build on your experience in a similar role. Working across a number of disciplines, you will be given an excellent opportunity to develop a large network and experience of biomedical research across a wide range of areas including engineering, molecular biology and informatics. A health-related research background with excellent organisational and communication skills and a willingness to travel when necessary is essential.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Ceri Williams, leader of the R&I Development team
Tel:  +44 (0)113 343 6050, email:

Professor Pam Jones, Pro-Dean for Research & Innovation, Faculty of Medicine & Health
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0088, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Medicine & Health Faculty Office
Section:  Faculty Dean's Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 May 2017
Reference:  MHFAC1045
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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