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Research Associate (Network Coordination)

King's College London - Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £40,386 to £47,414 (pro rata) per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: 058366
 

Job description

*Applicants who are interested in a full-time role are invited to contact Prof Loth directly to explore postdoc opportunities complementing this post in her lab, or the lab of one of the co-PIs.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the leadership and management of a new UKRI Network Plus (“RESPECT 4 Neurodevelopment”). RESPECT for Neurodevelopment stands for Responsible, Reliable, Scalable and Personalised Neurotechnology for Neurodevelopmental Conditions. Our goal is to build a multidisciplinary community to advance child-specific neurotechnologies to underpin precision medicine for neurodevelopmental conditions. To do this, we will create the first UK-based hub that brings together the major bioengineering and physics communities from academia and industry working on neuroimaging, wearable and mobile technologies (e.g., MRI, fNIRS, EEG, eye-tracking, digital technologies), neuroscientists, psychologists and psychiatrists working on early brain development and neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as neurodiverse people and families with lived experience who will use these technologies. They are joined by bioethicists who advise on the legal and ethical issues arising from these new technologies, and health care providers and policy makers who will be implementing them in the health care system.  

(5) Helping to develop a strategic roadmap to accelerate translation of research technology to scalable tools used in clinics and at home by engaging with industry and NHS partners;

(6) Organising educational workshops and cross-sector secondments, to attract and train early career researchers, and developing a strategy for future multi-disciplinary training fellowships.

(7) Working with Industry partners on the long-term sustainability of the network.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years  [until May 2025]

This is a .5 part-time post (50% FTE).  However applicants who are interested in a full-time role are invited to contact Prof Loth directly to explore postdoc opportunities complementing this post in her lab, or the lab of one of the co-PIs.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as key point of contact for network members across a range of UK and international academic institutions, industry, SMEs, charities, neurodiverse communities, policy makers, regulators and other key stakeholders;
  • Work with the Steering Committee and Science Advisory Board in setting up Pump-Prime Feasibility Project calls;
  • Oversee and prepare research contracts, including resources and costs;
  • Track and verify completion of deliverables and mitigate risks and timely communication to PIs/ Co-Is;
  • Organise meetings, including Annual General Meetings, Sandpits, Summer schools, Training workshops;
  • Work with a web developer and Communications Officer to create, maintain and update the Network website
  • Work with various stakeholders, including academics, industry Partners, charities and families with lived experience in developing a strategic roadmap to accelerate translation of research technology to scalable tools used in clinics and at home by engaging with industry and NHS partners
  • Work with the Training Board to develop a longer-term training strategy to build a skilled UK workforce.
  • Work with the Industry/ Sustainability Board to determine the unique selling point of the network for potential stakeholders (industry, funding agencies, regulatory authorities), consider legal structure and financial planning to sustain/ extend the network infrastructure after the life-time of the grant through separate public and private funding opportunities.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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