Twickenham, Greater London (Hybrid)
£36,500 - £42,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Description

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join us and support the delivery of funding programmes that accelerate the translation of Medtech and digital health innovations into the NHS and the wider market for increased patient benefit. You will be a key member of the Innovations team within the LGC Grant Management Group, which manages a number of healthcare research and development funding programmes, including the NIHR i4i programme and SBRI Healthcare. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us and help shape a healthy future for Medtech and digital health innovations. 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 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 will be able to critically analyse the project rationale, and, with support from senior colleagues, 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 also be expected to contribute to the improvement of operational processes and working practices.

You will need to have good interpersonal skills to establish productive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, academics and clinicians, and you will need to be comfortable with working to tight deadlines and competing priorities while maintaining a high quality of outputs. 

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
  • Contributing to strategic programme and departmental initiatives

Candidate specification

  • Background in biomedical, health or engineering sciences
  • Experience of working in research (MSc/PhD/postdoctoral research experience)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically analyse and assess complex scientific, technical and/or clinical issues
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including effective prioritisation
  • Committed team player with the ability to build effective relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail, including meticulous record keeping
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite- Word / Excel
  • Understanding of intellectual property and commercial aspects is desirable

Role Details & Benefits

Up to £36,500 to £42,500 PA 
Wide range of core benefits
Hours: 0900 to 1730 Mon to Fri
Location: Twickenham / Hybrid Remote

Interested in learning more about this exciting position with the GMG Group, part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research the UK's largest and most prestigious funder of research, please submit your CV and cover letter and one of the team will be in touch.


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Posted on: 22 June 2022
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