Innovation Manager

Ref: 5017

Medical Delta

Delft, Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Thomas Modder

Senior Research Associate & Head of Research

t: + (31) 2 0240 4379

f: +44 (0) 207 340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 20/03/2021

Medical Delta is a network of research-driven life sciences, health, and technology organisations in the west of the Netherlands, which brings together a rich body of knowledge and experience and acts as a catalyst for health innovation and cooperation in the west of the Netherlands. Medical Delta aims to harness the promise of digital technologies, new materials, and techniques in the field of healthcare. Medical Delta consists of three renowned universities, two university medical centers, four universities of applied sciences, as well as several governmental organisations, private companies, healthcare institutions, and funding bodies in the region. In the coming years, nearly 300 scientists will work together in 15 different consortia, 10 Field and Living labs, and 15 programmes on technological solutions for sustainable care. The interdisciplinary collaboration between academics, mainly clinicians and technologists is characteristic of Medical Delta.

Medical Delta is seeking an Innovation Manager with the ability to capitalize on the potential of the network. The Innovation Manager develops and supports the realization of public-private consortium projects, which impact the development, testing, and validation of bio or medical technology products and services for sustainable care. The successful candidate is equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset and can develop, manage, and sustain relationships with key strategic partners, including knowledge organisations, private companies, healthcare institutions, and funding bodies. The incoming Innovation Manager will be an avid advocate for Medical Delta who has a keen eye for mapping the environment and identify and seize opportunities to secure public-private funding for (research) projects.

The successful candidate is primarily content-driven. S/he is an experienced programme and project manager with significant experience in process management, particularly in translating strategy and vision into concrete objectives and steps for the consortia, their programmes, and the projects. S/he can communicate pleasantly, has tact and cultural sensitivity, and has the presence to be an ambassador for Medical Delta.

Conditions of employment

The maximum monthly salary is determined nationally on a scale of 12/13 (€ 4.538 – max. € 6.317) based on full-time work. The salary and benefits are based on the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities of applied science and Dutch law. An initial temporary contract of one year will be offered with the possibility to renew into a permanent contract.

How to apply

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver, who will support Medical Delta in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the roles.

Applications should consist of a covering letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae.

Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post at +31 (0)20240 4379 or

Applications can be uploaded at quoting reference number 5017. The deadline for applications for this position is 09:00 am (CET) on Saturday 20th March 2021.

The selection committee will then meet to decide on a shortlist of candidates at the end of March. These individuals will subsequently be invited for the formal interviews for the position will take place at the beginning of April 2021. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate will take place thereafter. Reference checks are a final step of the hiring procedure.

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