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Innovation Specialist

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 Grade 6, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 29th September 2018
Job Ref: 7760BR

The Clinical Innovation Hub is seeking to appoint an individual with proven expertise in innovative research, who has established collaborative skills with industry, clinicians and academia to work within a team to support the ACCELERATE project. ACCELERATE, a consortium bid, funded by the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO) will utilise EU Structural Funds to “increase the successful translation of research and innovation into new and improved commercial products, processes and services”. ACCELERATE will address gaps amongst existing initiatives and provide a “Team Wales” capability to create capacity to address clinical need and also provide opportunities for economic development with its associated socio-economic benefits. Healthcare organisations are key to identifying clinical need to provide a focus for research and development activity in collaboration with universities and for economic development opportunities with industry.

The successful applicant will lead efforts to find and develop ideas for new projects, to fully evaluate  each project in line with ACCELERATE criteria. To establish a process that enables projects to be developed to their full potential in collaboration with identified support resources through effective engagement, liaison and collaboration.

The recruitment is for a WEFO funded European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project, ACCELERATE.

  • This post is to undertake specific tasks (as detailed in the job description) which will assist you in carrying out appropriate activities relating to implementation and delivery of ACCELERATE  ERDF Operation which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government which are required until 31 May 2021.
  • The role relates to delivery of the European Regional Development Fund co-funded ACCELERATE project involving Operations supported by the West Wales & Valleys and South East Wales ERDF EU Structural Funds Programme. The role is supported on a 62.5%:37.5% basis by the respective Programmes, though this will be subject to review throughout delivery of the activity, as profiled in the Business Plan approved by WEFO.
  • During the period 37.5% of this post will be activities related to the implementation and delivery of ACCELERATE east (WEFO Case No 81845). 62.5% of this post will be activities related to the implementation and delivery of ACCELRATE WEST Wales and the Valleys (WEFO Case No 81844).

For further information please contact Barbara Coles, (Clinical Innovation Hub) 

This role is full time (35 hours a week), available immediately and is fixed term until 31 May 2021

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment.  We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University, which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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