UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Call for new Institute of Healthcare Engineering Deputy Director (Clinical)

25 April 2022

We're currently seeking to appoint a new Deputy Director (Clinical) for the Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

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We are seeking to appoint a new Deputy Director (Clinical) for the Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

About the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE)

The UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) stimulates and supports interdisciplinary, world-class research and innovation in healthcare engineering and digital health. We bring together leading researchers across UCL and our partner hospitals to develop the next generation of digital and medical technologies.

The IHE is a cross-faculty UCL Institute, led from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. We have excellent links with our clinical partners in primary and secondary care, for example through the UCL-affiliated Biomedical Research Centres at UCLH, Moorfields and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The IHE consists of a 4-strong Directorate, Professional Services team, Management and Advisory Boards, and themed Delivery Groups (Careers, Education, Engagement, Global, Research Infrastructure, Translational & Industry). The Directorate comprises a Director and three Deputies, with combined expertise spanning clinical, translational, digital health and physical engineering aspects.

Our research priority areas... are Self, Shared, Primary and Community Care; Timely Detection, Diagnostics and Intervention; Healthy Ageing and Multimorbidity Through the Lifecourse; Effective and Cost-Effective Healthcare Technologies.

The diversity and volume of world-class research and innovation at the intersection of engineering and healthcare at UCL is staggering. Our unique position at the interdisciplinary centre of this allows us to build partnerships and collaborations across the university and beyond.

The role

We are looking to appoint an individual who is excited by the opportunity to work creatively with a dynamic and collaborative team, and to support and grow clinical activity spanning research, education and knowledge exchange at UCL. The candidate should be passionate about, and experienced in, interdisciplinary working. They should have an excellent understanding of the clinical landscape at UCL, and strong connections across the University.

The Deputy Director (Clinical) must be:

  • An academic member of staff with their primary UCL appointment in the Faculties of Brain, Life, Medical or Population Sciences at the Associate Professor or Professor level
  • A clinically qualified and a practicing clinician
  • Actively engaged in research with engineering (medical/digital technologies)

The Deputy Director (Clinical) role involves:

  • Working closely with the Director (Becky Shipley) and other two Deputy Directors (Geoff Parker / Translation & Industry, Marianna Obrist / Digital) to develop and oversee delivery of, the IHE strategy
  • Working with the IHE Management Board and PS teams to support the operational running of the IHE
  • Oversight of, and input into, IHE activities including through the 6 Delivery Groups
  • Engaging with external and internal stakeholders to develop new collaborative links and opportunities
  • Acting as an ambassador for the IHE internally and externally to UCL
  • Contributing to bids for funding to advance the objectives of the IHE
  • Representing the IHE at meetings, events and committees, both internally and externally to UCL
  • Contributing to capacity building and interdisciplinary working in healthcare engineering at UCL and more widely.

The role commitment equates to around 1 day per week on average, although it is flexible. This is a 3-year appointment, renewable for one extra term. The candidate should:

  • Consult with their Head of Department in advance of applying
  • Have a track record of collaborative, team working and nurturing both people and activities that lie outside their immediate research programme
  • Be passionate about advancing clinical collaborations within and beyond UCL

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to Rebecca Shipley (rebecca.shipley@ucl.ac.uk) by 17:00 on Friday 24 June.