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Innovation Project Manager for NPIC (National Pathology Imaging Cooperative)

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - NPIC

Location: Leeds
Salary: £38,890 to £44,503 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2021
Closes: 7th March 2021

Do you have the skills and experience to support the evaluation, development, and implementation of innovative ideas and inventions in digital health? Do you understand how technological innovation can have the potential to transform detection of diseases and cancer.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK with an established reputation as a centre of excellence for delivering high quality research and pioneering services at scale. The organisation works with a wide-range of industrial and academic partners to deliver internationally acclaimed research and innovation.

The National Pathology Imaging Co-operative is a £50m programme funded by the UK Industry Strategy Challenge Fund to accelerate the development of an AI industry in the UK around Digital Pathology

As Innovation Project Manager for the National Pathology Imaging Cooperative (NPIC) you will provide innovation support to the portfolio and delivery of NPIC projects.

With evidence of strong project planning and project management skills, you will be responsible for managing complex healthcare innovation projects and coordinating activities with academics and stakeholders in Leeds and the UK.

Knowledge and experience of the healthcare and/or academic research and research funder environment is essential. You will also have experience in assisting with small and large scale funding bids with  knowledge/support of how to put together successful bids. The post holder will be responsible for managing the development of collaborative projects in partnership with Industry and Academia, following them through to transaction so that each project achieves its outputs. 

A key aspect of this role will be to support companies to access expertise within the NHS to support product development programmes (both in terms of understanding unmet needs and carrying out clinical evaluation) and also to support the adoption of high-impact innovations in digital pathology.

The post holder will work within the NPIC team and rapidly develop a network both externally and internally in the Trust Research and Innovation team, and within local Universities e.g. University of Leeds. Colleagues. The Post holder will lead engagement between key stakeholders including pathologists, researchers, The University of Leeds and Life Sciences businesses. Activities to proactively develop, convert and support the delivery of a pipeline of opportunities will include networking extensively across the UK, Yorkshire & Humber and Leeds City Regions, as well as attending events and visiting businesses to raise awareness of expertise and capabilities within Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds.

The post holder will help to shape a range of innovation support services for businesses that can be offered through the NPIC programme through understanding the needs of businesses and how they align with capabilities and interests within digital pathology and AI.

The post-holder will be expected to work closely with other business support projects in Leeds and other actors in the Innovation support landscape (e.g. Academic Health Science Network, NHS Digital) developing a strong working relationship so that businesses can seamlessly benefit from the wider support available.

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