Challenge Director – Data to Early Diagnostics & Precision Medicine/Accelerated Detection of Disease

Innovate UK (Part of UK Research and Innovation)


We are seeking one Industrial Strategy Challenge Director to lead on two exciting Challenges:

  • Data to Early Diagnostics & Precision Medicine
  • Accelerated Detection of Disease

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is bringing together the UK’s world-leading researchers with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time. The ISCF is managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  Programmes delivered by the fund are industry-led and powered by multi-disciplinary research and business-academic collaboration. The ISCF provides funding and support to UK businesses and researchers.

This is an exciting and varied role, requiring a strategic mindset and the ability to nurture a range of different relationships. The role will be leading a diverse team of professionals and working closely with a dynamic mix of forward-thinking businesses, academia, clinical and government collaborations including the Medical Research Council and it’s Executive Chair, Fiona Watt.

Experience and expert knowledge in one or more of these areas is essential for the success of this role:

  • Knowledge of pharma, genomics, digital tools, big data, data standards, data security, data analytics;
  • Experience working with novel diagnostics/ technology/ analytical tools;
  • Experience in generating interoperable solutions for digital data;
  • In depth epidemiological knowledge and/or experience.


For full information on this opportunity please email for a copy of the candidate pack.


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Vacancies will close on Sunday 27th June 2021. Interviews expected to take place week commencing 2nd August 2021.


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Salary -£125,000 + £17,500 PRP