Job function: Innovation Specialist                                                                                                 

Location: Cardiff Bay / CRI (Swansea)                                                                                                          

Responsible to: Programme Delivery Manager                                                                                   

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000                                                                                                                    

Industry: Life Sciences/Healthcare                                                                                                     

Contract type: Fixed term                                                                                                                      

Hours: Full time                                                                                                                                  

Closing date: Friday, 28th December 2018

The Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd (LSHW) is a vibrant and dynamic organisation committed to creating economic benefits and securing high quality health and social care through innovation for people and families across Wales.

During the past 12 months we have refocused our strategic direction. In line with Welsh Government objectives and guidance from our Board of Directors, we have moved from a business membership organisation to an open participation driver of the life sciences industry, working closely with clinicians and the NHS, Industry, Academia and Government.

You will be reporting to the Programme Delivery Manager, the Innovation Specialist is an important role in the successful delivery of the ACCELERATE project, a health innovation technology accelerator project delivered across the whole of Wales to indigenous and inward-investing opportunities, jointly funded by the Welsh Government (WG) and the European Union through European Regional Development Fund.

The project is delivered through a collaboration of four organisations – Swansea University, Cardiff University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Life Sciences Hub Wales Ltd (LSHW) (Lead Beneficiary) with a project value of £24 million.

The Innovation Specialist will work as part of the ACCELERATE Team based at the Life Sciences Hub Wales and its partners, responsible for a portfolio of opportunities developed and delivered with project partners and the wider LSHW team.

As a new role, the specific duties and responsibilities will develop organically in the short term. The Programme Delivery Manager and post holder will agree a final job description at an appropriate time.

The team of Innovation Specialists will operate pan-Wales, working with industry, health service and academia. The nature of the role is peripatetic and therefore the post holder must be able and willing to travel, and spend a high proportion of time in the field.

Applications should be made by personal statement to support a current CV to Sophie Lacey at by the stated deadlines (28th December 2018). Applications in Welsh or English are welcome. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Please not that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For more information on the roles, download the job description here.

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