Research and Innovation Development Manager/ Officer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7180189 (Ref.No. MHLRM1231)
Posted: September 19, 2023

Job Description


Are you an experienced Research and Innovation professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities? Are you able to build excellent, effective working relationships with academics, clinicians and our NHS partner(s)? Do you have a background in developing and delivering high value and high-quality innovation and research translation funding applications along with experience in monitoring/tracking Intellectual property (IP)? Can you help us attract significant new research funding built on the early translational and experimental medicine research outcomes from the BRC?


The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre ( is an international centre of excellence which exists to provide infrastructure to support translational research across our 6 themes: musculoskeletal disease, cardiometabolic disease, surgical technologies, haematology, pathology and antimicrobial resistance. The NIHR Leeds BRC is hosted at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in partnership with the University of Leeds and the University of York. 


We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to work with our 6 BRC research themes and across existing research support and innovation structures within the partnership to enable the BRC to go on and secure additional grant funding, translate our research into benefit to patients and, working with specialist teams, signpost best practice to produce, protect and track our IP and knowledge.   You will help develop and deliver a translational research and innovation strategy for the BRC and a plan for increasing leveraged funding.

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


Dr Steve Rose, BRC Director of Operations [email protected] 

To find out more about the NIHR Leeds BRC and our research interests please visit

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty/School of Medicine we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people.  Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.   

Location:  University of Leeds Role - Working off campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £37,099 to £54,395 p.a.
Working Time:  100% Full time Equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Available until 30 November 2027)
Release Date:  Monday 18 September 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 October 2023
Reference:  MHLRM1231

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.