Innovation Scientific Advisor - contract role - home based UK
• Identify, develop and lead key work to support and drive forward innovation for the assigned projects
• Will work with internal teams utilising scientific expertise and network to provide advice and leadership on technical or scientific content across all workstreams of the portfolio.
• Work across teams within the organisation to secure support and business buy-in and align on related long-term strategic objectives. This may include participation in expert panels and committee meetings, advising on policy and strategy development or participating in emerging cross-functional and international efforts in horizon scanning and futures.
• Be expected to keep abreast of research and innovation activities across the organisation and in the wider sector, both in term of current tech and emerging tech, and will be required to work at pace and respond to internal requests at short notice.
• Be comfortable with uncertainty and change, and able to adapt their working style accordingly.
• Provide scientific advice to the innovation team on potential innovations, you may be required to deputise for the innovation lead in meetings.
• Be expected to facilitate workshops, as the technical expert and present technical information in a concise and consider manner to audiences without a background in science.
• A PhD in medical or biological sciences.
• 3+ years’ professional experience of working at a senior level in a specialist area.
• Experience of a complex, health / medical related, research project from ideation to publication.
• Knowledge of the current health landscape and health policy, particularly: Clinical diagnostics, digital health, public health and prevention.
• Knowledge of the research and innovation landscape for health technology and therapeutics, and their supporting infrastructures.
• An ability to prepare, interpret and present complex information to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including to influence and persuade.
• An ability to scrutinise scientific proposals.
• Experience of working within a matrix-managed team.
• The ability to adapt to change in a fast-moving and highly current subject area.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of current emerging technology horizon scanning efforts
• Experience in design thinking and use case development and prioritisation.
Michael Bailey International is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.