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Translate: Me – Secondment opportunity at Medipex

Date published: 17/01/17

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Translate: Me – Secondment opportunity at Medipex

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher or early career academic (based at one of the Translate partner universities: University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, University of York) who is interested in learning about accelerating knowledge transfer by bringing together the necessary key partners and by providing expert advice and support to take new healthcare products to market.

The successful candidate will support us to evaluate ideas for commercial potential and research/present relevant information about the opportunity to attract funding, partners and/or investors.

Our activities are varied. We also host events, provide project management support, grant writing support and market research services to third parties, and there may be opportunities over the secondment period to get involved with these activities also.

Support will be provided by other members of the Medipex team, particularly the Innovation Managers.

This opportunity is available at two days (or 15 hours) per week for 3 months. The ability to be flexible with days would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from the Medipex office at Thorpe Park, and may occasionally be asked to attend meetings off-site with Medipex staff members.

Some knowledge of Intellectual Property and the steps involved in taking a healthcare product to market would be advantageous.

Basic IT and research skills, as well as the ability to interact with different stakeholders (e.g. NHS, services users, industry, University) are expected as a minimum.

Translate: Medical Technologies in the Leeds City Region is a new partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies. It aims to develop nationally leading capability in Medical Technology Innovation in the Leeds City Region, establishing a sustainable community of academic, industry and clinical partners that are connected and committed to working in partnership to deliver a strong local economy and patient benefits. The programme is financed by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund.

Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub working with the NHS, industry and academia to improve patient care.  We aim to accelerate knowledge transfer by bringing together the necessary key partners and by providing expert advice and support to take new healthcare products to market.

For further details, eligibility criteria and deadlines, download the Translate: Me Secondment opportunity at Medipex Guidelines and EOI Form (Downloads document within a new tab)

Closing date: 24 February 2017