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Research and Innovation Development Manager - University of Leeds

Posted: 17 May 2017

Closing: 25 May 2017

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research and Innovation Development Professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Would you like to help progress interdisciplinary health research and innovation opportunities? Are you a confident leader capable of building excellent working relationships with academic colleagues?

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 (Find out more about the Health Theme) supports the development of all of these areas, focusing especially on new inter-disciplinary and impact-oriented research opportunities.

Working closely with the academic leaders of the Health theme, you will play a leading 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 can be developed. You will identify new sources of research income from diverse funding sources and work with key academics and research groups to develop new ideas and approaches and identify opportunities and pathways to fund research and innovation activity.

You will have experience of working across disciplinary borders and of developing and implementing research and innovation strategies in complex organisations. You will have excellent project management skills, experience of working with academic teams in the development of successful external funding applications and the ability to build performance-based partnerships with public, private and third-sector organisations.

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University of Leeds