Research and Innovation Development Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
13 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2019

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research and Innovation Development Professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Would you like to help progress interdisciplinary health research and innovation opportunities? Are you a confident leader capable of building excellent working relationships with academic colleagues?

The University of Leeds has an extensive portfolio of basic and applied health research, centred on our Faculty of Medicine and Health and our partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. We host a number of unique specialist facilities and are at the forefront of academic research in areas such as medical technology, biomedical research, health informatics, clinical trials and global health. We also have significant health-related expertise in faculties such as engineering and biology, and in other interdisciplinary areas such as food, water, cities, culture and data analytics. We have a strong track record of working with industry, business and government, and have a range of important health-related partnerships regionally, nationally and internationally.

Working closely with the Faculty’s academic leaders, you will play a leading role in supporting the development and implementation of the research and innovation strategy to ensure that the best ideas and the highest quality research proposals can be developed. You will identify new sources of research income from diverse funding sources and work with key academics and research groups to develop new ideas and approaches and identify opportunities and pathways to fund research and innovation activity.

You will have experience of working across disciplinary borders and of developing and implementing research and innovation strategies in complex organisations. You will have excellent project management skills, experience of working with academic teams in the development of successful external funding applications and the ability to build performance-based partnerships with public, private and third-sector organisations.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Ceri Williams, leader of the R&I Development team

Telephone:+44 (0)113 343 6050, email:  


Professor Rory O’Connor, Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 0671Email: R.J.O’ 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     Medicine & Health Faculty Office
Section:     Faculty Dean's Office
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 8
Salary:     £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:     100% FTE
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Tuesday 12 November 2019
Closing Date:     Tuesday 26 November 2019
Interview Date:     See advert
Downloads:     Candidate Brief

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