Secondment Opportunity at NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative

Are you a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher interested in learning about the new medical devices/healthcare technologies development process? Or gaining experience in providing expert advice that supports new healthcare products getting to market?

Translate MedTech is offering an opportunity to work with the NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) team.

This Translate MedTech secondment opportunity is available at two days (or 15 hours) per week for 2 months, starting March 2020. The ability to be flexible with days would be advantageous.

Up to £2,500 is available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. The successful candidate will be expected to work from the Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust and may occasionally be asked to attend meetings off-site with staff members.

The successful candidate will support NIHR CYP MedTech in delivering their remit and work in collaboration with all stakeholders for the benefit of children and young people.

This will include but not be limited to:

  • Support the activity of the TITCH network (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health). TITCH is a national network of experts dedicated to transforming child health through technology and innovation (
  • Work with NIHR CYP MedTech to evaluate ideas for commercial potential and research/present relevant information about the opportunity to attract funding, partners and/or investors
  • Support a planned evaluation of medtech use (and experiences of) by children across the country, including the design and scope of any research undertaken in conjunction with our Rare Diseases Team

About NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative

NIHR CYP MedTech is the only MIC dedicated to child health and paediatrics. Our vision is to become a world class centre for the development of child health technology. We work across academic, industrial, and clinical sectors to support the development, clinical evaluation, and adoption of child health technology

About Translate MedTech

Translate MedTech is a partnership of universities in the Leeds and Sheffield City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies: the University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University and University of York.

Application closing date: 12pm on Friday 7 February 2020.