Innovation Project Manager (XN07)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at NPIC (National Pathology Imaging Cooperative) based at LTHT for a Innovation Manager, the candidate will work closely with the research delivery manager and wider research team to realise the research ambitions of NPIC and its partners. NPIC works collaboratively with Hospital Trusts, Universities and commercial companies ranging from spinouts and SMEs to large multinationals to expand the use and impact of digital pathology and artificial intelligence and as well as the development of quality assurance tools for digital pathology. Our research team plays a vital role realising our ambitions by helping to develop project opportunities and support projects through their lifecycle. The successful candidate will play a key role in continued development and enactment of research strategy for NPIC.

Expected Shortlisting Date :10/07/2024

Planned Interview Date :18/07/2024

Main duties of the job

As part of this post a successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable experience in developing strategic relationships and delivering large scale research projects preferably related to pathology and artificial intelligence. The Candidate should have a strong understanding of digital pathology and AI and its applications within pathology. The successful candidate will work in a team of innovation managers, and be responsible to expanding and delivering NPICs research portfolio. The candidate will work with our digital pathology scanning team and our team of AI scientists to support ongoing project as well as support grant funding submissions and should have a proven track record of doing so. The candidate should also have a excellent understanding of the research funding landscape and knowledge of the wider research and innovation landscape and current government Innovation strategy. The candidate will also be required to represent NPIC at national and international events, meaning that some travel will be required.

About us

The LEEDS WAY VALUES are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients. By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9298-DRI-0152

Job locations

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF


Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have the skills and experience to support the evaluation, development, and implementation ofAI in Pathology workflows 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 £37m programme funded by the UK Industry Strategy Challenge Fund to accelerate the development of an AI industry in the UK around Digital Pathology

As 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 with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, and coordinate 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 and experience and of AI related projects and a strong understanding of AI is particularly desirable. You will also have experience in assisting with large scale funding bids or a detailed knowledge 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 also provide an account management function for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with national and regional companies for research and innovation purposes, and rapidly develop a network both externally and internally in the Trust and within local Universities e.g. University of Leeds.

The post holder will work within the NPIC Research and Innovation team, leading 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.

This role will work closely with colleagues from the NIHR infrastructure that is hosted within LTHT. This includes the Leeds Clinical Research Facility, the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative and the NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative.

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. A key component of this will also involve development of a platform of education within digital pathology as well as Website development for the NPIC programme.

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.

As Innovation Manager, your main duties will include:

Managing the development of the NPIC programme domains, under the supervision of the NPIC Reseach and Ops Director and the Programme Board, and coordinating information on project portfolios.

Securing new external research income and supporting the development of funding applications to enable innovations to be developed and tested.

Proactively managing the development of high quality research proposals, providing hands-on support for applicants

Facilitating meetings and workshops to promote NPICs research themes.

Working in partnership with stakeholders, including academics and research groups, and seeking new partnerships, including potential industrial partners, to identify opportunities for collaborative research and commercialisation.

Liaising with partners across the NHS and internationally, to negotiate contractual matters and identify solutions to problems;

Acting as a deputy for the programmes Principal Investigators where appropriate.

Contributing to the compilation, drafting and submitting of progress reports to the Programme Board and other relevant parties

Supporting the development of training materials related to innovation for client staff and delivering these as part of a training programme or as required.

Traveling to conferences in the UK and Overseas with prior discussion and appropriate notice.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Do you have the skills and experience to support the evaluation, development, and implementation ofAI in Pathology workflows 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 £37m programme funded by the UK Industry Strategy Challenge Fund to accelerate the development of an AI industry in the UK around Digital Pathology

As 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 with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, and coordinate 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 and experience and of AI related projects and a strong understanding of AI is particularly desirable. You will also have experience in assisting with large scale funding bids or a detailed knowledge 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 also provide an account management function for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with national and regional companies for research and innovation purposes, and rapidly develop a network both externally and internally in the Trust and within local Universities e.g. University of Leeds.

The post holder will work within the NPIC Research and Innovation team, leading 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.

This role will work closely with colleagues from the NIHR infrastructure that is hosted within LTHT. This includes the Leeds Clinical Research Facility, the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative and the NIHR Surgical Medtech Co-operative.

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. A key component of this will also involve development of a platform of education within digital pathology as well as Website development for the NPIC programme.

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.

As Innovation Manager, your main duties will include:

Managing the development of the NPIC programme domains, under the supervision of the NPIC Reseach and Ops Director and the Programme Board, and coordinating information on project portfolios.

Securing new external research income and supporting the development of funding applications to enable innovations to be developed and tested.

Proactively managing the development of high quality research proposals, providing hands-on support for applicants

Facilitating meetings and workshops to promote NPICs research themes.

Working in partnership with stakeholders, including academics and research groups, and seeking new partnerships, including potential industrial partners, to identify opportunities for collaborative research and commercialisation.

Liaising with partners across the NHS and internationally, to negotiate contractual matters and identify solutions to problems;

Acting as a deputy for the programmes Principal Investigators where appropriate.

Contributing to the compilation, drafting and submitting of progress reports to the Programme Board and other relevant parties

Supporting the development of training materials related to innovation for client staff and delivering these as part of a training programme or as required.

Traveling to conferences in the UK and Overseas with prior discussion and appropriate notice.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of developing partnerships and collaborations across a range of stakeholders including industry, academia and healthcare
  • The ability to rapidly assess client needs and identify potential solutions
  • Evidence of strong project management skills including experience of successfully coordinating projects
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation for research uptake.
  • The post holder will have an understanding of the NHS research infrastructure and the NHS agenda

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of the healthcare and/or academic research and research funder environment
  • Evidence of recent success in securing financing for collaborative projects
  • Knowledge of the NIHR and NHS innovation landscape;
  • Experience with Artificial Intelligence development of management of AI related projects

Other Criteria

Essential

  • Experience of managing a complex portfolio of projects to tight timescales
  • A demonstrable ability to negotiate research contracts with UK and international partners
  • Excellent writing skills with experience in assisting with large scale funding bids or a detailed knowledge of how to put together successful bids.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in a biomedical or related discipline
  • Masters or other postgraduate qualification and/or demonstrable significant relevant experience commensurate with this post.

Desirable

  • PRINCE2 or AGILE qualified
  • PhD in biomedical / clinical / health research
  • Qualification Relating to AI

Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Evidence of developing networks and effective working relationships
  • Capable of working with clinical & non-clinical staff at all levels.
  • Develops effective working relationships with all professional contacts in all disciplines.
  • Innovative and adaptable to changing priorities.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of developing partnerships and collaborations across a range of stakeholders including industry, academia and healthcare
  • The ability to rapidly assess client needs and identify potential solutions
  • Evidence of strong project management skills including experience of successfully coordinating projects
  • Experience of strategic planning and implementation for research uptake.
  • The post holder will have an understanding of the NHS research infrastructure and the NHS agenda

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of the healthcare and/or academic research and research funder environment
  • Evidence of recent success in securing financing for collaborative projects
  • Knowledge of the NIHR and NHS innovation landscape;
  • Experience with Artificial Intelligence development of management of AI related projects

Other Criteria

Essential

  • Experience of managing a complex portfolio of projects to tight timescales
  • A demonstrable ability to negotiate research contracts with UK and international partners
  • Excellent writing skills with experience in assisting with large scale funding bids or a detailed knowledge of how to put together successful bids.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in a biomedical or related discipline
  • Masters or other postgraduate qualification and/or demonstrable significant relevant experience commensurate with this post.

Desirable

  • PRINCE2 or AGILE qualified
  • PhD in biomedical / clinical / health research
  • Qualification Relating to AI

Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Evidence of developing networks and effective working relationships
  • Capable of working with clinical & non-clinical staff at all levels.
  • Develops effective working relationships with all professional contacts in all disciplines.
  • Innovative and adaptable to changing priorities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF


Employer's website

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF


Employer's website

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Business Manager

Joe Drake

joe.drake@nhs.net

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9298-DRI-0152

Job locations

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF


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