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CVD Hub Device Innovation & Development Manager **Internal Only** - QMUL16091

Department: Centre for Clinical Pharmacolgy, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range £37,311-£41,682 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL16091
Location: West Smithfield
Date posted: 09-Oct-2018
Closing date: 16-Oct-2018

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William Harvey Research Institute

Centre for Clinical Pharmacology

Device Innovation & Development Manager

As one of the largest of the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s six Institutes, the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), based at QMUL’s Charterhouse Square campus, is a world leading Pharmacological Centre with a vibrant, multidisciplinary research and education environment devoted to therapeutic innovation in cardiovascular, endocrine and inflammatory diseases.

The Cardiovascular Devices Hub (CVDHub) is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) award providing for the creation of a unique, one-stop Cardiovascular Device and Therapeutic Innovation Centre ‘CVDHub’. This unique facility will act as the interface to facilitate the engagement of CV SME businesses across the UK through bespoke innovation support and will broker collaborations with London’s academic/scientific knowledge base. The CVDHub aims to support business competitiveness and to develop/deliver new CV products/technologies and to exploit the economic potential of the global cardiovascular device market (estimated value $65.7 billion; 9% annual growth rate).

The CVDHub will be physically located adjacent to QMUL’s medical science research base and the Barts Heart Centre, one of the largest cardiovascular hospitals in Europe with ~80k unique patient episodes per annum. Key objectives of the CVDHub include it being seen as a national gateway that promotes HEI-business collaboration, R&D/inward investment, job creation and the platform for the development and delivery of novel cardiovascular therapies translated into patients by the end of 2020.

Applications are invited for the role of Device Innovation and Development Manager. The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Head of Compliance and the wider CVDHub team with management of the Centre. A major part of the role will be to help develop and monitor any studies that arise from the work of the CVDHub according to relevant rules and regulations across the UK and any other participating partner/countries. Therefore, the post holder will be closely involved in setting up new projects/initiatives. The position will also entail some administrative and grant development activities.

The candidate will need to have a relevant experience within clinical research setting and ideally with setting up of first in human phase and devices clinical trials. Previous exposure to ERDF projects will be highly advantageous.

The post is fixed-term, full-time starting as soon as possible and running until 31 December 2020. Starting salary will be in the range £37,311 - £41,682 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Chris Peatfield (

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To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL16091

The closing date for all applications is: 16 October 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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