Senior Programme Manager, Medtech and Digital Healthcare Innovations
LGC Limited
TWICKENHAM, GB
5d ago

We are looking for a number of new colleagues to join us as we are going through an exciting period of growth and positive change.

As a Senior Programme Manager you will be a key member of the Innovations team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us and help shape a healthy future for medtech and digital health innovations.

The key role of the Senior Programme Manager within the Innovations Directorate of the LGC Grant Management Group is to manage and deliver funding programmes that accelerate the translation of medtech and digital health innovations into the NHS and the wider market for increased patient benefit.

We currently run the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) and the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHS E&I) SBRI Healthcare programmes.

If you are proactive, passionate about innovation, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment, we would like to hear from you.

Job Purpose

The Senior Programme Manager will support all aspects of translational funding, including scoping potential call themes, advising applicants, reviewing applications for funding and providing feedback to applicants.

You will carry out due diligence of project proposals and funded projects and be able to critically analyse the project rationale, the proposed intellectual property (IP) and commercialisation arrangements.

Other key aspects include the effective management of a portfolio of funded projects and the capture of key outputs and impact metrics on delivering innovations to the NHS and the UK economy.

You will be expected to support other team members and contribute to the improvement of operational processes and working practices.

You will act as an ambassador for the funding programmes, representing and promoting them externally to a wide variety of stakeholders, with a particular focus on engaging with industry.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills to establish productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, academics and clinicians and be able to manage complex stakeholder situations.

You need to comfortable with working to tight deadlines and competing priorities while maintaining a high quality of outputs.

The postholder will be based at LGC’s Grant Management Group (GMG) in Twickenham. Regular travel to central London and across England will be required.

Key responsibilities

The following activities comprise the key responsibilities for the Senior Programme Manager role. Subject to agreement with your Line Manager, additional activities may be required from time to time.

  • Supporting all aspects of translational funding, including scoping potential call themes, advising applicants, reviewing applications for funding and providing feedback to applicants
  • Undertaking due diligence of funding proposals, including reviewing the scientific, technical and clinical rationale, analysis of project budgets and value for money, evaluation of proposed intellectual property protection and freedom to operate positions and assessment of the proposed adoption and commercialisation strategies
  • Negotiating funding agreements for projects recommended for funding, including the negotiation of milestones, financial arrangements and reporting requirements to enable successful project development
  • Managing a portfolio of funded projects at various stages of development across all healthcare sectors
  • Liaising regularly with internal and external stakeholders, including attending, organising and leading meetings, representing the funder’s perspective at project meetings to facilitate successful project development, and promoting and representing funding programmes at external events
  • Contributing to and leading strategic programme and departmental initiatives and continuous improvement
  • Line management
  • Candidate specification

  • Background in biomedical, health or engineering sciences (we are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one of the following areas : cancer, artificial intelligence, machine learning, biomedical engineering or medical device manufacturing)
  • Experience of working in research (MSc / PhD / postdoctoral research experience) or equivalent experience in industry
  • Experience in commercially focused research or the commercialisation of research through working in at least one of the following areas : Research fundingResearch management within the NHS or Higher Education InstitutionTechnology transferMedical device industry, biotech or pharmaInvestment firm
  • Experience of managing diverse internal and external relationships
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically analyse and assess complex scientific, technical and / or clinical issues across all healthcare sectors
  • Understanding of intellectual property and commercial aspects
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including effective prioritisation and working to challenging targets and deadlines
  • Committed team player with the ability to build effective relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail, including meticulous record keeping
  • Good IT skills
  • Background

    The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme

    The NIHR i4i Programme supports the preclinical and clinical development of medical devices in areas of existing or emerging patient need.

    The aim of i4i is to de-risk early stage projects that have a strong potential for commercialisation and acceptance for use in the NHS, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors.

    NHS E&I Small Business Research Initiatives (SBRI) Healthcare Programme

    The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare is part of the government’s wider SBRI programme and has been part of NHS England and NHS Improvement s portfolio of innovation programmes since 2013.

    The aim of the SBRI Healthcare programme is to :

  • Improve patient care
  • Increase NHS efficiency
  • Enable the NHS to access new innovations through research and development that solve identified healthcare challenges and unmet need
  • Bring economic value and wealth creation opportunities to the UK economy.
  • LGC is an international life sciences company working with customers in the government, academic, pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology, food, environment, security and sports sectors to achieve excellence in investigative, diagnostic and measurement science.

    LGC’s Grant Management Group (GMG) is expert in managing research funding to maximise its impact.

    Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role.

    To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.

    This role may in addition require random alcohol / drug screening.

    Please apply directly via our vacancy page with your CV along with a covering letter indicating your suitability for the role.

    Candidate specification

  • Background in biomedical, health or engineering sciences (we are particularly interested in candidates with a background in one of the following areas : cancer, artificial intelligence, machine learning, biomedical engineering or medical device manufacturing)
  • Experience of working in research (MSc / PhD / postdoctoral research experience) or equivalent experience in industry
  • Experience in commercially focused research or the commercialisation of research through working in at least one of the following areas : Research fundingResearch management within the NHS or Higher Education InstitutionTechnology transferMedical device industry, biotech or pharmaInvestment firm
  • Experience of managing diverse internal and external relationships
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically analyse and assess complex scientific, technical and / or clinical issues across all healthcare sectors
  • Understanding of intellectual property and commercial aspects
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including effective prioritisation and working to challenging targets and deadlines
  • Committed team player with the ability to build effective relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail, including meticulous record keeping
  • Good IT skills
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