Secondment opportunity: Medipex

Are you a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher interested in novel technologies? Would you like to gain experience in identifying and evaluating new technology ideas?

Translate MedTech is offering the opportunity to work with Medipex. They are seeking a post-doctoral researcher or early career academic who is interested in helping to identify and assess novel technologies that could deliver patient benefit with a view to securing investment to take such technologies to market.

The successful candidate will help to:

• source new technology ideas (from NHS, University and SME sectors) that fit a defined remit (e.g. in terms of clinical area, technology type and potential market)

• evaluate those ideas in terms of commercial potential (clinical need, market size and IP protection).

• present the findings to potential investors and/or commercial partners in order to secure a route to market for the best candidate technologies.

This opportunity is available at 1-2 days (or 7.5-15 hours) per week for 3 months. The ability to be flexible with days would be advantageous.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Medipex team are all working from home. The successful candidate will need to be prepared to also work from home or such other remote location and communicate with other members of the team via telephone and/or Zoom. A computer/laptop that can access Googledrive will also be necessary. Should things change, then it may be that the candidate will be asked to attend the official offices, which are located at Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8GB, either for work, meetings or both.

Some knowledge of Intellectual Property and the steps involved in taking a healthcare product to market would be advantageous. Basic IT and research skills, as well as the ability to interact with different stakeholders (e.g. NHS, services users, industry, University) are expected as a minimum.



Completed applications should be sent to Mohua Siddique ( by 12pm Monday 29 March.

About Medipex

Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub working with the NHS, industry and academia to improve patient care. We aim to accelerate knowledge transfer by bringing together the necessary key partners and by providing expert advice and support to take new healthcare products to market.

If you have any questions, please contact Mohua Siddique.