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Research Translation and Innovation Manager

King's College London - Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine - London Inst. for Healthcare Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £43,205 to £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 10th January 2024
Job Ref: 080405
 

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Professional Services team in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) at King’s College London. We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Research Translation and Innovation Manager to stimulate innovation and translation of research activities at the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering.

The post holder will report to the Head of Clinical Translation and Governance (LIHE) and work alongside the Research Governance and Delivery Manager (LIHE), as well as other professional services staff within LIHE and the School. The post holder will work closely with PIs, academics, and clinicians, offering the necessary support to allow them to move their research towards clinical adoption and impact. This role will include varied responsibilities, such as assisting with licensing, ethics, start-up and de-risking projects for follow-on or industry investment, as well as managing the research and driving grant bids to completion. The post holder will develop and strengthen industry links, facilitating 2-way interactions with large and small companies.

This role is highly varied and will suit a candidate with excellent organisational skills who can work accurately, with close attention to detail in a busy environment with tight deadlines. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop good working relationships with the LIHE management team, the School’s academics and researchers, other core Professional Services staff across the School and College, but also a variety of stakeholders in the wider MedTech industry.

We are looking for someone postgraduate qualified, with extensive experience of research project management, interactions with SME’s and industry, and proven track record of building successful client relationships, to become an essential member of the LIHE team.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.

This is a hybrid role with at least 3 days on campus.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • Post graduate research degree (MSc or PhD) or relevant experience in supporting innovation leading to translation or commercialisation of research
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to liaise with staff at a range of levels internal and external to the organisation
  • Experience of facilitating the translation of research and/or the commercialisation of novel technologies
  • Experience of managing complex multi-stakeholder projects
  • Knowledge of regulations surrounding clinical research
  • Knowledge of research grant funding, with an understanding of the research policy and funding environment
  • Experience working with industrial collaborators
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions and know when to confer with colleagues or refer matters onwards
  • Ability to work without direct supervision; to manage own workload through and display good organisational ability and attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Ability to negotiate with multiple parties and achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality in accordance with current Data Protection legislation

Desirable criteria

  • Professional project management qualification (e.g., Prince2)
  • Experienced in identifying novel technologies and assessing commercialisation potential
  • Understanding of commercialisation development plans
  • Experience of sourcing funding streams and grant writing
  • Understanding and experience of clinical research ethics and applications
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