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Research and Innovation Development Officer - University of Leeds

Posted: 17 May 2017

Closing: 25 June 2017

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.

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University of Leeds